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Firm Annoucement
SV Law

We wish to congratulate the partners of Vorvis, Anderson, Gray, Armstrong LLP on their retirements and welcome their clients to our firm.

After four decades of practising law in Guelph, the partners of Vorvis, Anderson, Gray, Armstrong LLP are retiring. We are pleased to announce that they have entrusted SV Law to ensure their clients continue to receive high quality legal services for their personal and business needs.


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
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...

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.

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...

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...


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...

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.

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, ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Civil Litigation

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

Community Events

13th Annual Rotary Hockey Challenge!

Apr 16, 2018 | Event
Once again SV Law iced a team for the 13th Annual Rotary Hockey Challenge.  The team squared off against Linamar this year and came away with a h...

SVLaw honours Humboldt Broncos

Apr 12, 2018 | Event
SVLaw is honoured to wear jerseys today in support of the families and team of the Humboldt Broncos. 

Black Tie Bingo 2018!

Mar 8, 2018 | Event
SV Law was proud to sponsor and attended Black Tie Bingo in support of the Guelph General Hospital on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The professional photos...

Handbags for Hospice Wellington!

Feb 22, 2018 | Event
SVLaw is a proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Handbags for Hospice event which was held Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  SVLaw attended this event and...

Have a Heart for Kids' Sake Gala

Feb 5, 2018 | Event
SVLaw was proud to attend this year's Have a Heart for Kids' Sake Gala in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph.

Hockey Dream Turns into Reality!

Jan 19, 2018 | Event
Congratulations to Galt Collegiate Institute Students for turning their hockey dream into reality. Nicola Melchers, Partner and SmithValeriote Law Fir...

A Valeriote sandwiched between two Smiths!

Dec 22, 2017 | Event
A Valeriote sandwiched between two Smiths!

2017 Adopt-A-Family!

Dec 13, 2017 | Event
SmithValeriote was happy to donate their time and money to contribute to our adopted family this year. Together we accumulated over $3,000.00 worth of...

Guelph Chamber of Commerce CEO Dinner

Dec 7, 2017 | Event
SmithValeriote attended the Guelph Chamber of Commerce CEO Dinner. Some of the SV lawyers had the opportunity to meet John Sleeman and hear about his ...

Team Building!

Nov 30, 2017 | Event
SmithValeriote was proud to participate in a joint United Way and GenNext Team building event!  For more information about GenNext and United Wa...
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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.