Sherman Law LLP

 

 

 

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40 Years

of providing clients with a creative approach to legal advocacy, litigation strategy, and conflict resolution.

 

COVID-19 FIRM HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE  - MARCH 18, 2022

 

On March 21, 2022, the Region of Waterloo and the Province of Ontario will lift its mask mandate. All lawyers, staff, and visitors to our law firm are suggested and encouraged to continue to wear masks and face coverings while in attendance at our law firm. The health and safety of our staff, lawyers, and clients remains our number one priority during COVID-19 especially those who may be immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions. We remain available to help you and your family with all of your legal needs from the comfort and convenience of your home. We offer all legal services by Zoom video conference, teleconference, and in-person attendance with safety protocols in place. Our lawyers and staff have been fully vaccinated including a booster. We know that COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to reducing the likelihood of serious illness and help keep our community safe.

 

Sherman Law LLP is an award-winning family-owned law firm in Waterloo Region with particular focus and expertise in family law, divorce, family mediation, collaborative divorce and family law, collaborative divorce mediationestate planning, and estate administration. We are renowned for providing a creative approach to legal advocacy, litigation strategy, and conflict resolution for clients seeking knowledgeable and highly skilled representation throughout Ontario. Our dedication to our clients and focus on their goals, experience, and well-being has allowed us to become a trusted legal advisor frequently referred by our peers.

 

We are forward-thinking advocates. Our firm is part of the comprehensive law movement, which views the practise of law as having the ability to be a positive force in the resolution of conflict, and as a healing profession. Our lawyers apply a wholistic view of practise to each area of law to ensure that our clients make educated decisions by focusing on the person and their family as a way of finding healthy and sustainable solutions. We never lose sight that families and relationships are often at stake.

 

Our lawyers resolve legal disputes by applying an interest-based and insight approach to conflict resolution that considers more than strict legal rights, duties, and obligations. We also examine the intra-personal and inter-personal factors relating to the legal dispute for each party including their interests and values. Our ability to see the bigger picture allows us to provide exceptional advocacy for our clients. We focus on the goals and relationships that matter most to you and to your family. Often, that means out of court negotiation and settlement in a non-adversarial manner. We are experienced litigators when truly necessary; however, our four decades of experience supports our belief that most disputes can be resolved outside of court in a manner that is less contentious, quicker, and less costly than litigation.

 

We are conscious leaders and legal practitioners who strive to work collaboratively, restoratively, and cooperatively to provide creative legal solutions for our clients by embracing a change-centric model of business, conflict and dispute resolution. 

 

Our firm envisions a world where communities and organizations conduct business based on alignment with their values, their principles, their insight, and their vision for a better tomorrow. We see a world where lawyers can be conscious leaders, peacemakers, problem solvers, and healers of conflict while at the same time being strong advocates for their clients. We hope you will join us in our collective pursuit to transform the law.

 

The hummingbird that appears in our branding is symbolic with healing, endurance, wisdom, patience, and perseverance. A hummingbird's diverse movements in flight reminds us to always be adaptable to change. We seek to bring these values, qualities and skills to our daily work with clients, couples, and their families.

 

When you hire a member of our legal team, you are retaining advocates, facilitators, and mediators with a large breadth of knowledge and a proven history of achieving innovative and client-focused solutions for all of life's unexpected complications. For over 40 years, our family-owned law firm has held itself to a higher standard. We are committed to providing you with legal services that use the very best strategies, resources, and creative options available in our industry. Because to our team,

We are in this together, your family and ours” ®TM is not just a claim, it is our promise.

 

 

OUR APPROACH

 

 

 

 

Over 40 years ago, we set out to build a firm culture of professional excellence where client service is paramount.

 

Our service commitment is to exceed our clients’ expectations by delivering the highest level of professional service while obtaining the best possible results and at a reasonable cost. Our depth and range of firm experience allows us to deliver legal expertise that is comparable to larger regional and national firms, but with a level of understanding and empathy that is rare in today’s legal community. We believe that family matters and a work/life balance is essential for the health and success of our lawyers and staff.

 

Our vision is to move families forward from conflict and disputes towards healing, to provide our clients with a measure of security and stability in the midst of uncertainty, and to always advance children's best interests. To achieve this vision, we devote our professional work to serving the public interest, and to create positive change in Waterloo Region through wholistic legal practise that will improve the lives of our clients and community through dedicated and responsive legal work and initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are proud to be the law firm of choice in Waterloo Region.

 

ThreeBestRated has rated our law firm as one of the top three for Kitchener estate planning lawyers and Kitchener divorce lawyers. Divorce Angels highly recommends our Kitchener law firm as a vetted professional for those going through the uncertainty of divorce and for estate matters. When you hire a member of our Kitchener legal team, you are retaining advocates with a large breadth of knowledge based on over 40 years of firm experience. We have a history of achieving creative, innovative, and client-focused solutions for our clients for all of life’s unexpected complications. Our history of professional service excellence has made our Waterloo Region law firm a preferred choice for those seeking lawyers with a reputation for integrity and a high level of skill.

 

We acknowledge that our law firm is situated on land that is the traditional home of the Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay) and Neutral People. We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to our lands and the lack of access to justice that exists for many as a result of colonialism. We also recognize the contributions Indigenous peoples have made in shaping and strengthening our community including their belief in approaching the review of matters through a wholistic lens. We reaffirm our collective commitment to apply the promise and the challenge of the Truth and Reconciliation Report in a meaningful way to our community, in our advocacy, and in our practice.

 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

 

 

 

We give back to the community.

 

The famous poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou wrote,

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

 

Our lawyers and staff take these words to heart. We are actively involved in the community in sports and recreational clubs, volunteer opportunities, and charitable organizations. Some have taught business law courses at Wilfrid Laurier University. While others have received community recognition for their charitable contributions including the Young Adult Volunteer Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Waterloo Wellington Fundraising Executives, and the K-W Kinsmen Club Award for Community Service. We support child and youth advocacy and our lawyers serve on Boards of Directors including Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.

 

 

 

 

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Monday, May 02, 2022
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Aubrey Sherman to speak with Family Law Section of Ontario Bar Association
Saturday, February 05, 2022
Sherman Law LLP is pleased to share that our partner, Aubrey Sherman will be presenting with the Ontario Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Divisio...
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Thursday, September 30, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation    Sherman Law LLP stands in solidarity with the Indigenous community to commemorate the day...
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