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SV Law COVID-19 Response

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.

Recognizing that we all have a responsibility to "flatten the curve" we have made the decision to 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.

Will & Power of Attorney clients

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 our offices upon passing a screening test for the strictly limited purpose of executing their Wills and Powers of Attorney.

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.


Mark Muir Rodenburg,  Managing  Partner





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SV Law Welcomes Condominium Law Lawyer Matthew Timms to the Guelph Office!

We are excited to welcome associate lawyer Matthew Timms to SV Law to our Guelph Office. Matthew  is a  graduate from Western University.

Mathew finished his undergrad with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. He then left to go overseas and earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leicester and followed that up by coming home and earning a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has always had a deep interest in the law, and believes that you never stop being a student, with new opportunities to learn every day.

Matthew is very excited to be a part of the SV Law team and cannot wait to be a part of the community of Guelph.

Please feel free to contact Matthew at 519 837 2100 or by email at 

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Insurance Litigation

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


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...

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...

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, ...

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 ...

Community Events

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...

Pink Shirt Day 2021!

Feb 24, 2021 | Event
SV Law participated in Pink Shirt Day on February 24, 2021!  Pink Shirt day was originally started by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick,...

Getting out in the Community!

Feb 1, 2021 | Event
Recently, Business Law Associate Jennifer Trommelen-Jones had an opportunity to be a guest speaker to a Grade 11 Law class within the Wellington ...

Adopt-A-Family 2020

Dec 8, 2020 | Event
SV supported 3 families this year!  Through the generosity of our staff and lawyers we were able to support 3 families this year with gifts and g...

Groves Hopsital Fund a Need Initiative

Oct 27, 2020 | Event
SV Law was pleased to contribute to the Groves Hospital Fund a Need initiative. All money raised through the initiative is used to purchase medical eq...

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.&...
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