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SV Law COVID-19 Response

Since March, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic threw us all into uncharted waters, we have adapted and adjusted our ways of providing services to our clients keeping the health and safety of all our team members, all of our clients and all of our colleagues as our top priority, and we continue to do that today.

Over the past few months, we have been slowly opening our offices to clients for appointment only meetings, while adhering to all   public health guidelines. With the recent lifting of the mask mandate, we no longer require our staff or clients to wear masks in our facilities. However, we understand that there are some individuals who still feel more comfortable wearing a mask; if you are attending in person and would like masks to be worn for your meeting, we will oblige. Similarly, you may be asked to wear a mask during your meeting, and we ask that you respect those wishes and do so. 

We continue to be able to "meet" you by telephone or video conferencing and we encourage you to share documents with us electronically.  I would ask you to communicate with your firm contact to determine how the sharing of documentation can be facilitated.

Throughout this unprecedented pandemic we have strived to maintain a "business as usual" approach even though that forced all of us to adopt new ways of providing services and conducting business.  As we move through the next phase of this pandemic, we will continue to be here to help you every step of the way in adopting to these new ways.


Mark Muir Rodenburg,  Managing  Partner



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We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Carneiro Fernandes to the Guelph Office as an associate lawyer.


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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

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...

Civil Litigation

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

Labour and 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...

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, ...


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.

Municipal Law

Municipal & Planning Law is a complex combination of local by-laws and provincial legislation / regulations that touches on all aspects of daily l...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Community Events

Harvesting Hope!

Oct 31, 2022 | Event
SV Law was proud to attend the Harvesting Hope breakfast event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington!

Up and Running!

Oct 20, 2022 | Event
SV Law sponsored and attended Up and Running Guelph’s 3rd annual fall fundraiser, Pick Up the Pace – Country Rumble. The event raised over...

Children's Foundation Gala!

Oct 17, 2022 | Event
SV was proud to attend the Children's Foundation Gala!  For more information on how you can help or become involved, click HERE

Summer Solstice Sip & Taste

Jun 28, 2022 | Event
SV Law was proud to attend Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation's Summer Solstice Sip & Taste event on June 23, 2022.  For more information...

Corporate Citizen of the Year

Jun 2, 2022 | Event
SV Law attended the awards night as Nathan Martin presented      Ecclestone Financial with the "Corporate Citizen of the Year" awa...

BBQ & Bingo!

Sep 20, 2021 | Event
On September 9, SV Law was proud to attend BBQ & Bingo – a sold out event presented by the Community Connectors Committee for the Children&r...

SV Supports Guelph Wish Fund for Children

Mar 31, 2021 | Event
SV Law is proud to be an avid supporter for the Guelph Wish Fund for Children.  To read more about this organization, please visit their website ...

Shelldale Family Gateway's Winter Warm-up!

Mar 19, 2021 | Event
We hope everyone had a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. SV Law proudly spent St. Patrick’s Day supporting the Shelldale Family ...

Black Tie Bingo 2021

Mar 9, 2021 | Event
On Saturday, March 6, SV Law virtually attended the 25th anniversary of Black Tie Bingo, an exciting annual event that raises money in support of the ...

International Women's Day

Mar 6, 2021 | Event
SV Law wishes a Happy Women’s Day to all our female lawyers, staff, family and friends.  SV was a proud participant of IWD's #ChoosetoChall...
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