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Kenneth L. Sherman is a senior partner at the firm. He has more than 40 years’ experience as a solicitor practising primarily in the areas of business and corporate law, with a particular focus on family-owned and operated businesses. He provides strategic and tactical advice and legal services to his clients who include individuals, partnerships, and corporations. During his career, Ken has acquired a broad scope of experience in many areas of law, which assist him to understand and analyze complex disputes, and provide his clients with practical and creative solutions. Ken assists clients in his corporate and commercial practise with the buying and selling of businesses, incorporations, and corporate restructuring. He acts for numerous buyers and sellers of development, industrial, commercial, and multi-unit residential buildings. He drafts and negotiates contracts on corporate and employment law matters. He also has expertise in estate planning, estate administration, and commercial leasing and property management.
In his estate planning practise, Ken assists clients in providing practical advice, including the preparation of Wills and Trusts to minimize taxation and probate fees. Ken also has an established estate administration practise advising estate trustees though the process and challenges they face in properly administering estates, and assists them in the court appointment and probate process.
Ken’s creative approach to legal strategy and diverse expertise in the law brings unique benefits to his clients. His clients have ranged from self-employed entrepreneurs to multi-national companies. Ken has handled complex transactions including multi-million dollar commercial transactions. Some of Ken’s clients have grown to become significant publicly traded corporations.
Ken has completed the alternative dispute resolution intensive workshop presented by Stitt, Feld, Handy in conjunction with the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. He strongly encourages all of his clients to resolve disputes by negotiation, mediation, and arbitration before incurring the expense and uncertainty of court. He previously practised in family law for many years both in litigated matters and in collaborative family law and continues to act as counsel in this area.
Ken had a very successful residential real estate practice for over 30 years, and he assisted thousands of clients with the purchase and sale of residential homes, mortgages, and refinancing, but no longer practices in this area of law.
Areas of Practise
Small Business & Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Commercial Leasing & Property Management
Ken was an instructor in Business Law at Wilfrid Laurier University for many years.
Year of Call
A little bit more about Ken
Ken is an active real estate investor and entrepreneur. He is an avid golfer, has a keen interest in history, and is a voracious reader. Ken has two adult children, and is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren. Ken and his spouse live in Waterloo, where he has been a resident for many years.