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SV Law Welcomes Associate Lawyer Nivala Persad-Maharaj to the Guelph Office!

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Nivala Persad-Maharaj


Nivala is an associate in the Family Law Practice Group.

Nivala earned a Masters of Law from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sussex, and a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice & Public Policy and Leadership from the University of Guelph.

Nivala grew up in the Waterloo Region, and is excited to be part of a firm and community that is close to home. 
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


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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

Civil Litigation

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

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...

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.

Community Events

2023 Business Expo

May 11, 2023 | Event
Thank you to The Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and  Greater KW Chamber of Commerce for giving us the opportunity...

6th Annual Handbags for Hospice

Feb 28, 2023 | Event
On Thursday, February 23rd, we attended the 6th Annual Handbags for Hospice event.  Thank you to Hospice Wellington for having us. We are so grat...

Grateful Heart Fundraiser

Feb 23, 2023 | Event
In the spirit of Valentine's Day and spreading love, we decided to hold a fundraiser titled "Grateful Hearts", in support of the Children's Foundation...

OA-Legal Program Networking Event

Feb 23, 2023 | Event
won Friday, February 3, we attended a networking event at Conestoga College hosted by the OA-Legal Program.  SV Law was honoured to be a part of ...

BBBS BIG Night Out Gala

Feb 23, 2023 | Event
On Saturday February 11, we attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph's 27th Annual BIG Night Out Gala.  Thank you for having us! It was gr...

"Women Take Charge" Breakfast Series

Feb 23, 2023 | Event
On February 1, we attended the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce "Women Take Charge" Breakfast Series: Conversation with Dr. Sharon Bal. We are so gratefu...

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...
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