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SV Law COVID-19 Response updated March 19, 2020

Dear clients, contacts and friends:

The current coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown us all into uncharted waters.  For however long this lasts and for however long we are in those uncharted waters, the health and safety of all our team members, all of our clients and all of our colleagues will remain our top priority.

In light of the recent announcements by various government authorities and recognizing that we all have a responsibility to "flatten the curve" we have made the decision, effective today at 5:00pm Thursday, March 19, 2020, to temporarily close both of our offices to the public for the foreseeable future.  Many of our team members are currently working remotely and we have made significant technological investments to ensure that we can continue to provide you, our community, with excellent and seamless service.  

Even though our physical offices are closed, we continue to be able to provide you with the highest level of client service possible.  In that regard 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.

Even though we will strive to maintain a "business as usual" approach, COVID-19 is forcing all of us to adopt new ways of providing services and conducting business and we will be there to help you every step of the way in adopting to these new ways.


Even though our offices are closed to the public, we recognize that some of our clients may be concerned about ensuring that their affairs are in order and in that regard, we will permit clients who need to execute Wills and Powers of Attorney to attend at our offices upon passing a screening test for the strictly limited purpose of executing their Wills and Powers of Attorney.

We will continue to monitor the situation and adapt as necessary but, for the foreseeable future, our offices will necessarily be closed to the public.

All of us working together will navigate through these unprecedented times and all of us here at SV Law hope that you, and those around you, stay healthy and safe.


Mark Muir Rodenburg, Managing Partner

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SV Law Welcomes Civil Litigation Lawyer Eva M. Lane To The Firm’s Fergus/Elora Office

We are excited to welcome associate lawyer Eva Lane to SV Law and our Fergus/Elora office. She comes to Centre Wellington with extensive experience in civil litigation with a focus on employment law as well as commercial and construction disputes. In addition, Eva looks forward to the continuation of Don Kidd‘s civil litigation practice.


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
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...

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...

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...


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...

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, ...

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 ...

Insurance Litigation

Our skilled Insurance Group handles all matter pursuant to motor vehicle, homeowner, property, title and comprehensive general liability (CGL) policie...

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...

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...

Community Events

Congratulations John Valeriote!

Mar 17, 2020 | Event
Our own John Valeriote was awarded the Lincoln Alexander Award for 2020!  Fore more information, please click HERE

Guelph Rotary Hockey Challenge 2020

Mar 3, 2020 | Event
SV Law slipped on their skates to help raise funds for child and youth programs through Guelph Rotary's Annual Hockey Challenge on February 29, 2020.&...

Not-For-Profits and Charities Lunch 'n Learn

Feb 25, 2020 | Event
You are invited to join Jennifer Trommelen-Jones, corporate solicitor with SV Law, as she provides a general overview of how not-for-profits and chari...

Guelph Wish Fund for Children Gala 2020

Feb 24, 2020 | Event
SV Law attended the 36th anniversary of the Guelph Wish Fund for Children Gala on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Helping make life a little h...

Have a Heart for Kids' Sake Gala 2020!

Feb 24, 2020 | Event
On Saturday, February 8th, 2020, SV Law was proud to attend the 25th Annual Have a Heart for Kids’ Sake Gala in support of Big Brothers Big Sist...

Gala for Groves!

Feb 4, 2020 | Event
SV Law was an amazing sponsor for the Gala for Groves and gave a generous donation towards the purchase of a defibrillator.  This event raised ov...

CWDHS Co-op Exhibition!

Dec 16, 2019 | Event
Ashley & Dolan, our Co-op students in the Elora office, were proud to provide information and their experience at SV Law at the Centre Wellington ...

Giving Tuesday 2019!

Dec 4, 2019 | Event
SV Law was happy  to hold out their arms and give back by donating blood to Canadian Blood Services for Giving Tuesday.  For more informatio...

Guelph Humane Society 2019 Gala!

Nov 12, 2019 | Event
SV Law was proud to attend the Guelph Humane Society Gala!  The Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for more than 3000 homeless, stra...

Free Public Skating!

Oct 3, 2019 | Event
The Township of Centre Wellington is offering free public skates most weekends this Winter and the CW SV lawyers are participating in sponsorship of t...
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