Partners and Associates

  • David A.S. Mills

    David A.S. Mills

    Managing Partner

    David is proud to represent the fourth generation of Mills to practice at the firm. He is a great-grandson of Alexander Mills, K.C., one of the founders, grandson of Ralph S. Mills, Q.C., and a son of...

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  • Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Geoffrey R. Cobham

    Partner

    Geoffrey's practice primarily encompasses civil litigation, employment law, estate administration and estate planning. His litigation practice is comprised of several areas, including wrongful dismis...

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  • David P. Lees

    David P. Lees

    Partner

    David served his articles with Mills & Mills LLP and joined the firm in 2001. David has a diverse civil litigation practice which encompasses employment and business law, estate litigation and adv...

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  • J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    J. Paul Mills, Q.C.

    Partner

    Paul's practice is focused on assisting Estate Trustees with the administration of Estates and acting as Estate Trustee. Paul represents the third generation of lawyers in the Mills family at the f...

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  • Denise E. Robertson

    Denise E. Robertson

    Partner

    Denise joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2005. Denise's practice is focused on private business, corporate and regulatory law. Denise assists business owners through providing practical and valuable leg...

    416-682-7139 | Email
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  • Patrick P. Shing

    Patrick P. Shing

    Partner

    Patrick completed his articles at Mills & Mills LLP, and was invited to join the firm as an Associate. In addition to real estate law, Patrick’s legal practice has included commercial litigation...

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  • Paul J. Westlake

    Paul J. Westlake

    Partner

    Paul served his articles with Mills & Mills and joined the firm in 1975. He became a partner in 1981. Paul advises business clients on all aspects of their operations including incorporations, acquisi...

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  • Toni E. Wharton

    Toni E. Wharton

    Partner

    Toni was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2003, and practiced as a family law barrister in the UK until she moved to Toronto in 2012. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. Toni article...

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  • Kristen L. Woods

    Kristen L. Woods

    Partner

    Kristen served her articles with Mills & Mills LLP and was invited to join the firm as an associate in 2010. Kristen practices exclusively in family law. In her family law practice, Kristen negotiates...

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  • Doug Beamish

    Doug Beamish

    Counsel

    Doug is a family law and estate litigation lawyer and he joins us as counsel. He has over 35 years’ experience and expertise in all aspects of family law and divorce, including issues involving prop...

    416-682-7149 | Email
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  • Gordon A. Ullman

    Gordon A. Ullman

    Counsel

    Gordon received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and then obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Ontario. He was called to the Ontario. Bar in 1984. Gordon practic...

    416-682-7078 | Email
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  • Richard Worsfold

    Richard Worsfold

    Counsel

    Richard is pleased to bring his over 30 years of litigation experience to Mills & Mills LLP as Counsel. Richard's practice includes a wide variety of complex matters, including Will challenges,...

    416-682-7113 | Email
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  • Benjamin T. Burford

    Benjamin T. Burford

    Associate

    Ben Burford joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2018. His practice is focused on advising private companies on mergers and acquisitions, financing, negotiation and drafting of business agr...

    416-682-7068 | Email
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  • Victoria Craig

    Victoria Craig

    Associate

    Victoria joined Mills & Mills LLP as an articling student in 2016 and returned as an associate in 2017. Victoria represents clients in all areas of family law, including child custody, access, chi...

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  • Patricia N. Gordon

    Patricia N. Gordon

    Associate

    Patricia articled with the firm and returned as an associate in 2015. Patricia completed her J.D. at the University of Western Ontario in 2014. Prior to receiving her law degree, she completed ...

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  • Tejpaul Grewal

    Tejpaul Grewal

    Associate

    Tejpaul earned his bachelor of arts from York University in 2009, specializing in urban and land use planning. He continued his studies by graduating with a bachelor of laws from the University of Lei...

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  • Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston

    Associate

    Dave helps his clients by working with them to develop an estate plan tailored to their needs. His practice is devoted to protecting client's estates now, and ensuring their wishes for their loved one...

    416-682-7064 | Email
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  • Lauren Kason

    Lauren Kason

    Associate

    Lauren Kason joined Mills & Mills LLP as an Associate in 2017. Her practice is focused on estate litigation. Lauren assists clients by providing them with comprehensive legal advice in a cost-effe...

    416-682-7063 | Email
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  • Heather Keachie

    Heather Keachie

    Associate

    Heather practices in the areas of business law and charity and not-for-profit law. She provides corporate and commercial services to businesses, and acts as a general corporate counsel to charities an...

    416-682-7130 | Email
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  • Reshma Kishnani

    Reshma Kishnani

    Associate

    Reshma earned her Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in international relations and a minor in law from Carleton University in 2004 and graduated with her LL.B. fro...

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  • Pooja Lasi

    Pooja Lasi

    Associate

    Pooja joined Mills & Mills LLP as an articling student in 2017 and returned as a litigation associate in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Pooja earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University ...

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  • Sabina Mexis

    Sabina Mexis

    Counsel

    Sabina’s practice is focused on tax law. Sabina provides advice on income tax and GST/HST to individuals, corporations, trusts, estates, not-for-profit organizations, and charities. Sabina assists i...

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  • Meghan O’Neil

    Meghan O’Neil

    Associate

    Meghan O’Neil joined Mills & Mills in 2016. Meghan graduated with honours from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2014. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Meghan graduated with a Graduat...

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  • Gillian Patricia Hayes

    Gillian Patricia Hayes

    Associate

    Gillian assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access issues, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts, and child protection matters. As a trai...

    416-682-7060 | Email
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  • Michelle J. Santarossa

    Michelle J. Santarossa

    Associate

    Michelle provides clients with general counsel and advice on legal issues relating to ongoing business activities. She assists clients that range from owner operated businesses to multinational corpor...

    416-682-7069 | Email
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  • Daniel H. Thomson

    Daniel H. Thomson

    Associate

    After practising for nearly a decade with Stikeman Elliott LLP, running a commercial business unit for a large multi-national insurance company for two years and starting up and building his own legal...

    416-682-7128 | Email
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  • Tara Vasdani

    Tara Vasdani

    Associate

    Tara Vasdani is a Litigation Associate with Mills & Mills LLP. Tara joined the firm in 2018, after working as both a subrogation and employment litigator on Bay Street. She was calle...

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  • R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    R. Browning Watt, Q.C.

    In Association

    R. Browning (Roly) has been working in association with Mills & Mills LLP since 2004. In this capacity, Roly works closely with many members of the firm in the areas of estate planning and administrat...

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  • Serena Wolfond

    Serena Wolfond

    Associate

    Serena is a member of the firm's Estates Group and provides legal services in estate planning, estate administration and family trusts. She approaches her work with sensitivity to clients’ needs and...

    416-682-7052 | Email
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LegalShield Lawyers

  • Raymond MacDonald

    Raymond MacDonald

    Managing Lawyer, LegalShield

    Ray joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2000 as a LegalShield Associate. In 2006, he became the Managing Lawyer for LegalShield, having the responsibility of overseeing the delivery of quality legal assistanc...

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  • Julie Berridge

    Julie Berridge

    In Association

    Julie Berridge joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2011 as a LegalShield Associate. Julie obtained her LL.B. from Queen's University in 1996.  She was called to the bar in 1998.  In 2013 and 2014 she...

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  • Satinder Brar

    Satinder Brar

    LegalShield Associate

    Prior to being a lawyer and called to the bar in 2014, Satinder Brar was a licensed paralegal and worked for a personal injury firm in Richmond Hill. He continued his studies and graduated from law sc...

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  • Alfonso David Di Marco

    Alfonso David Di Marco

    LegalShield Associate

    Alfonso joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2008 as a LegalShield Associate. Alfonso attended York University where he majored in Sociology, prior to attending the University of Western Ontario to study law....

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  • William V. Goumakos

    William V. Goumakos

    LegalShield Associate

    Joined Mills & Mills LLP as a LegalShield Associate in 2012. Prior to joining Mills & Mills LLP as a LegalShield Associate, William was in general practice with a focus on residential real es...

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  • Philip R.A. Hooker

    Philip R.A. Hooker

    LegalShield Associate

    Philip joined Mills & Mills LLP in 1999 as a LegalShield Associate. LegalShield - Ontario started June 20, 1999 and Philip was the first lawyer at Mills & Mills LLP assigned to LegalShield (then, Pre...

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  • Andrea C. Hoppe

    Andrea C. Hoppe

    LegalShield Associate

    Andrea joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2004 as a LegalShield Associate. Andrea obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1989 and her LLB from Queens University in 1993. Prio...

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  • Kathy Lay

    Kathy Lay

    LegalShield Associate

    Kathy joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2018 as a LegalShield Associate. Kathy obtained her JD from University of Toronto Law School in 1989, her Masters of Business Administration from University of...

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  • Adrian Malcolm

    Adrian Malcolm

    LegalShield Associate

    Prior to joining Mills & Mills LLP, Adrian worked in private practice for 16 years in the east end of Toronto. While his practice encompassed many areas of law, Aidan’s primary expertise was in ...

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  • Susan E. Mumford

    Susan E. Mumford

    LegalShield Associate

    Susan joined Mills & Mills LLP in 2001 as a LegalShield Associate. She has a background in the performing arts and has been involved in local municipal and school organizations in Toronto. Susan's pre...

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  • Paul Nielsen

    Paul Nielsen

    In Association

    From 2001 to 2011, Paul practiced with Mills & Mills LLP as a LegalShield Associate. He returned in 2014, now practicing in association with Mills & Mills LLP’s LegalShield group. Paul obtained an h...

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  • Sahra Panjwani

    Sahra Panjwani

    LegalShield Associate

    Sahra Panjwani joined Mills and Mills in April 2016. Sahra articled at a small law firm in London, Ontario and was called to the bar January 2013. During her articling, Sahra gained experience in t...

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  • Peter D. Stephens

    Peter D. Stephens

    Retired

    Peter joined Mills & Mills LLP as a LegalShield Associate in April 2000, after a sixteen year solo practice which, along with a steady emphasis on family law, encompassed refugee protection cases,...

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Latest Blog Posts

Inheritance
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When explaining the purpose of various clauses in clients’ Wills with them, one clause that always seems to peak clients’ interest is the “Community of Property” clause. Essentially, this clause can help protect a beneficiary’s property from ending up in the hands of that beneficiary’s ex-spouse. This is understandably an important consideration for many clients…

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Three-month interest
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Many mortgagees will add a three-month interest penalty to their Discharge Statements delivered to mortgagors who are in default. Frequently those mortgagees will also deduct the three months’ interest penalty from proceeds of sale even if they are the ones who have caused the property to be sold by Power of Sale. Their entitlement to…

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The Better Local Government Act
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The August 14th passage of The Better Local Government Act (the “Act”), which reduces the number of wards for Toronto’s October Municipal election from 47 to 25 , triggered a cacophony of legal discourse concerning the impact of the legislation on municipal representation. On August 31st, several members of Mills & Mills LLP attended the…

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