Lawyers & Paralegals
Joanne is a business and real estate lawyer with a wealth of entrepreneurial experience behind her, providing her with a unique and practical perspective. Her common sense approach and her understanding of the business side of matters helps her work well as part of a team with her clients, to get the deal done. Joanne graduated from the University of Toronto (Hons B.A. in 1990 and LLB in 1993) and has lived and worked in Barrie since 1997 when her husband acquired a dental practice in the area. She is certified by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) as a Specialist in Corporate & Commercial Law.
Joanne has always been active in her community, sitting on various boards and committees including the Barrie Food Bank (Vice-President), Business Networking International (President), United Way of Greater Simcoe County (VP, Chair of Board), Barrie Royals Basketball Club, Minesing School Council (Chair), Barrie North School Council, The Sandbox Centre (founding Board member and Corporate Secretary) and Women Presidents Organization (Georgian Bay Chapter). Joanne`s involvement in the management of the firm (Executive Management Committee, Chair of Finance & Chair of Marketing) as well as her real estate investment and development experience make her uniquely positioned to provide business and real estate advice from the perspective of both a lawyer and a business client. Joanne is a member of the Simcoe County Lawyers Association, the Barrie Real Estate Lawyers Association and MENSA Canada.
Joanne was a recipient of the 2018 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards (Business and Commercial - Lawyer of the Year - Canada)