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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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SV Law Welcomes Lawyers Kristopher Kinsinger and Chris Manning to the Guelph Office!

04 Kristopher Kinsinger CROP
Kristopher Kinsinger
T. 519-837-2100 x338


Kristopher Kinsinger is a lawyer with SV Law’s Civil Litigation and Municipal Law practice groups. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, defamation law, and constitutional advocacy.

Kristopher received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019, where he was the recipient of several scholarships and prizes, before completing his articles of clerkship with a national law firm in Waterloo. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020, and received his Master of Laws from McGill University in 2021 on a SSHRC scholarship and with the Pilarczyk Graduate Award in Law.

Chris Manning
Chris Manning
T. 519-837-2100 x324


Chris practices exclusively in the Municipal and Planning Law practice group.

He was called to the bar in 2020 and previously practiced municipal and planning law at a full-service firm in Waterloo representing both public and private sector clients before the Ontario Land Tribunal. He provides advice on all aspects of municipal law including drafting and review of development, site plan, and subdivision agreements, as well as a wide variety of municipal issues such as the drafting and review of by-laws, development charges, aggregate, heritage matters, drainage, stormwater/wastewater, roads, as well as resolving historical title issues. He has also assisted with various stages of expropriation proceedings for public and private sector clients.

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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.

Practice Areas

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Tax Disputes

SV Law helps businesses and individuals at any step in a dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency, from responding to an audit to, if necessary, disputi...

Construction Law

Our full-service construction law practice provides comprehensive support throughout the entire life cycle of your construction projects. Our business...

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...

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

4th Annual Summer Soirée

Jun 28, 2024 | Event
On June 27th, we had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Summer Soirée fundraiser in support of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis and the...

SPECTRUM Waterloo Region Fundraising Gala

Jun 21, 2024 | Event
On June 13th, we were honoured to sponsor and attend the 3rd Annual SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Fundraising Gala!  Overall, $17,000 was raised t...

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital - Black Tie Bingo

Mar 5, 2024 | Event
On Saturday, March 2nd we attended The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital 28th Annual Black Tie Bingo!   Thank you to The Foundation of Gue...

Hospice Wellington Retro Royale

Mar 5, 2024 | Event
We had a blast (from the past) at Hospice Wellington's Retro Royale!  Thank you Hospice Wellington for all you do in our community and for allowi...

BBBS of Guelph - Big Night Out Gala

Feb 14, 2024 | Event
On Friday, February 10th, we attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph's Annual Big Night Out Gala.  Thank you to BBBS of Guelph for all t...

Focus on Nature

Dec 21, 2023 | Event
We are so grateful to have been able to sponsor the Focus on Nature Fresh Perspectives Student Photography Exhibition at City Hall.  The exhibit ...

Giving Tuesday - WIC

Dec 1, 2023 | Event
Our offices were accepting donations for Women In Crisis Guelph-Wellington as part of Giving Tuesday. We would like to thank everyone who contributed...

Giving Tuesday - ECFTA

Dec 1, 2023 | Event
Giving Tuesday was on November 28th, and we decided to show our support by giving back to our community. SV Law matched every dollar contributed to t...

Grand Slam of Curling

Dec 1, 2023 | Event
It's official! The Grand Slam of Curling is coming to Guelph in January 2025.  We are thrilled to be on of the event sponsors along with so many ...

Open House

Nov 3, 2023 | Event
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Tuesday, October 17th, for the official grand opening of our new Guelph office. We feel fortunate to have been...