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Firm Annoucement

John Valeriote

Longtime Partner John Valeriote Retires After 50 Years Of Practising Law

We wish to announce the retirement of John Valeriote from the practice of law. His retirement became effective December 31, 2018.

John has left our firm in a position of strength to carry on his legacy. With SV Law now having more than 30 lawyers, his clients will be served with the same standards of excellence as during his tenure.


About Us

At SV Law, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver solid and sound legal advice, presented in a manner that helps our clients understand and follow complicated legal processes.

SV Law has a long and distinguished history of providing Guelph and area residents and businesses with high-quality legal services. Since the mid 1960’s, the firm has been advising its clients and supporting its community.

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Practice Areas
Land Development

At SV Law we have a number of services pertaining to the legal issues of land development. These include: Negotiation of contracts Complet...

Employment Law

Good employee-employer relationships are the bedrock of a successful business. You need the legal experts to help build a solid employment framework f...

Condominium Law

Today, condominiums account for almost one in two new homes built in Ontario. As their numbers and diversity increase, the complex rules that govern c...

Real Estate Law

The purchase or sale of a property is a major decision. For many of us, it is the largest investment we will ever make.

Wills and Estates

Planning for your family’s future after your death can be a daunting process, but you do not have to face it alone. You want to ensure your fami...

Criminal Law

The right to counsel is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. At SV Law, we believe that expert defence counsel should be accessible to the...

Civil Litigation

Your civil litigation needs demand a dynamic, assertive and knowledgeable approach. Where your life, your livelihood and your family are concerned, yo...

Family Law

When dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship, it is easy to feel lost and unsure of what to do.

Farm Law

SV Law and their team of Ontario Farm Lawyers are committed to farmers and their families throughout the province. As a full-service law firm, ...

Business Law

Your business is your livelihood. Every day, you face decisions that can mean success or failure. In an increasingly complex and competitive business ...


Going to court is not only costly, it can put undue stress and strain on relationships where continuing civility and cooperation are critical. In situ...

Municipal Law

Municipal Law is a complex combination of local by-laws and provincial legislation that touches on all aspects of daily life. Land use, planning and z...

Community Events

Adopt-A-Family 2018!

Dec 11, 2018 | Event
SVLaw was happy to be a part of the 2018 Adopt-A-Family.  This year we assisted a single mother with 7 children and raised over $3,500.00 and pur...

Giving Tuesday 2018!

Nov 28, 2018 | Event
Tuesday, November 27th was Giving Tuesday!  SV Law was proud to donate our arms to Canadian Blood Services!

BLO Fashion Show!

Nov 16, 2018 | Event
Diana Piccoli from SV Law and friends enjoyed attending the BLO Fashion Show on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The event is inspired by sustainable hair...

Around the World Gala in support of the Children’s Foundation

Oct 23, 2018 | Event
SV Law was proud to sponsor and attend the Around the World Gala on October 13, 2018 in support of the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Welli...

16th Annual Bishop's Dinner

Oct 5, 2018 | Event
SV Law was pleased to attend the 16th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Community Needs on October 4, 2018. 

United Way GenNext Walking Tour

May 29, 2018 | Event
SV Law was pleased to sponsor and attend the United Way GenNext Walking Tour on May 25, 2018 to raise awareness and funds for the programs and agencie...

Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018

May 14, 2018 | Event
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph and more than 300 other supporters held the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, presented by SV Law. This is th...

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Gala

Apr 24, 2018 | Event
SVLaw was proud to attend the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Annual Gala.  It is their most vital fundraiser of the year, which supports all o...
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Each lawyer offers services in their areas of practice, while working with other members of the SV Law legal team to serve all the needs of our clients.