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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.

For a very long time that necessarily resulted in the closing of both of our offices to the public with very limited exceptions for clients executing Wills and Powers of Attorney.  This resulted in many of our team members working remotely and we made significant technological investments to ensure that we were able to continue to provide you, our community, with excellent and seamless service.   

Now that vaccines have been developed and made available to the vast majority of Ontarians, we have had many of our team members return to the office with others continuing to work remotely.  All of our team members who have returned to the office are required to adhere to our comprehensive COVID-19 protocols in order to keep everyone safe.

We are pleased that we now have limited capacity to accommodate client meetings in our offices.  Such meetings are by appointment only and strict client meeting protocols are in place which follow all public health guidelines, including mandated face coverings, physical distancing and other requirements.

Even though our physical offices are now open for appointment only meetings, we are not yet back to life as it was before March, 2020.  In that regard we continue to be able to provide you with the highest level of client service possible using meeting methods developed since that time.  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.

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



SV Law Welcomes Associate Lawyers Jamie Cockburn and Emma Storey to the Guelph Office!

We are thrilled to welcome the return of two previous articling students, Jamie Cockburn and Emma Storey, to the Guelph Office as associate lawyers.



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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 ...

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...

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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...

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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...

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

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Farm Law

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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...

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...

The Race is On!

Oct 16, 2015, 00:00 AM
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Teams of four raced each other relay style on October 15th, 2015 through Old Quebec Street Mall to claim the title of race champion for KidsAbility, raising money for children and youth with special needs in Guelph-Wellington!  SmithValeriote was a proud sponsor of this event!The SV team fought hard and were the leaders going into the final heat. They ended up coming in 4th place.

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