Practice Areas 2017-01-08T15:54:01+00:00

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial

As lawyers, Trademark Agents and Notaries Public, Soble, Davis & Day LLP provides a wide variety of legal services. Whether you are buying or selling a home, updating your Will or setting up a worldwide licensing program, we’re here to help.
Our approach to the legal profession is to apply the law to the reality rather than the reality to the law and to address legal issues from an educated and situation-focused perspective.  In determining which tools to use and approach to take to best meet a client’s particular needs, we take a comprehensive approach to each client’s unique situation and routinely work with other professionals such as accountants and financial planners.

Estate Administration & Litigation

Soble, Davis & Day LLP routinely assists individuals when the unforeseen happens and a dispute arises over a will or trust.  This could entail anything from how to interpret a will, whether a will is legally valid, whether a will failed to provide for someone who has a legal entitlement to the estate proceeds, how to manage a trust according to the terms of the trust document or whether a trust was properly created.  We can assist to resolve trustee disputes, passing trustee and executor accounts, to bring guardianship applications for incapable adults and requesting capacity assessments. If it is not possible to negotiation a settlement and litigation is unavoidable, we will work with you to assess the pros and cons of pursing litigation and will provide a candid assessment of your position.

Should your matter proceed to mediation and/or court, we will be with you every step of the way.

Estate Planning

Planning for future uncertainties can be a difficult yet necessary conversation. Soble, Davis & Day LLP will work with you to understand your goals, objectives and concerns, whether it be in the context of managing your assets during your lifetime or planning for how you would like to ultimately arrange your affairs for the benefit of your loved ones.  You spend your lifetime looking after your family and working hard to accumulate your wealth and so it stands to reason that it is equally important to protect your family and assets after your death.

We have a wealth of experience in working with individuals and their families to draft wills and powers of attorney (to assist in the management of one’s affairs in the event of incompetency) and to set up trusts (both during one’s lifetime and as part of one’s will). We have a particular experience with Inheritance Trusts and Henson Trusts for beneficiaries with disabilities who are recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program benefits (ODSP) and advising clients with respect to preserving their entitlement to ODSP.

Entertainment & Sports

We offer a wide variety of services to those in the film, television, music, radio, theatre, multimedia, publishing and visual arts and design industries.  Soble, Davis & Day LLP provides customized service in consideration of the specific trade unions, agencies, production techniques, rules, customs, case law, and negotiation strategies that apply to each industry.  Common client needs include drafting contracts (e.g. option, talent, licensing, distribution, production and more), negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.  We can also assist with issues arising involving defamation, personality rights and privacy rights.

Sports law is a growing area of specialization in Canada and we are here to apply our considerable business experience in a number of areas to fit your specific needs.  Whether you are dealing with player or team contracts, licensing, sponsorship agreements or otherwise, we can work with you to ensure that your rights are protected.

Expropriation of Land

The lawyers and staff of Soble, Davis & Day LLP have helped many clients in a variety of real estate matters, including advising on the purchase, sale or lease of residential and commercial properties, and dealing with expropriation issues.

From reviewing the agreement of purchase and sale to performing title searches to closing the deal, we provide our clients with the legal advice they need along the way to make informed decisions about what is often one of the largest investments they will make in their lifetime.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights protect creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.  Intellectual property includes trademarks, copyright,  logos, slogans, brand names, inventions (patents), industrial designs, and geographic indications of source.

We deliver a full range of services to our clients to meet all of their needs.  From the legal clearance of trademarks of all types, the registration process and the enforcement of trademark and copyright rights in opposition proceedings and litigation, our expertise will provide you with the ability to react quickly and the know-how to secure the necessary protection effectively and efficiently.  We can also provide a full audit of your intellectual property assets so you can be sure that you know what you have and that your intellectual property is properly managed and protected.

We can offer you creative solutions, whether you require the management of a sizable portfolio of IP assets, whether you are embarking on an acquisition or licensing program, or whether you own a small number of trademarks, logos or slogans which are central to your success in the marketplace.   No matter the situation, our approach focuses on the needs of our clients, and we provide flexibility required to meet the brand-centered demands of the marketplace.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

At Soble, Davis & Day LLP, we represent our clients’ needs at every stage of a dispute, from evaluating the facts through to trial and enforcement proceedings – as and when we necessary.  Our goal is to find a resolution that is right for the client and the realities of the situation, through negotiation, arbitration, mediation and/or trial.

Marketing & Contests

It might seem simple enough, but holding a contest and offering special promotions can be a dangerous endeavor with serious consequences, including larges fines and imprisonment.  At Soble, Davis & Day LLP, we assist clients in minimizing risk and avoiding liability in a variety of ways, including preparing contest rules, licensing brands and creations, clearing use of slogans and brands and creating customized communication policies.

Not-for-Profit & Charities

Whether you are a church, school, charity, medical provider, activity club, volunteer service organization, professional association, sports association or some other organization looking to make a positive impact on your members or the public, we are here to help. Soble, Davis & Day LLP can assist you in properly and accurately determining and describing your purpose and objectives, incorporate your company, apply for charitable status, maintain your records and manage annual and other required filings.

Real Estate

The lawyers and staff of Soble, Davis & Day LLP have helped many clients in a variety of real estate matters, including advising on the purchase, sale or lease of residential and commercial properties, and dealing with expropriation issues.
From reviewing the agreement of purchase and sale to performing title searches to closing the deal, we provide our clients with the legal advice they need along the way to make informed decisions about what is often one of the largest investments they will make in their lifetime.

Tax Planning

Everyone wants to keep or pass on as much of their hard-earned money as possible. Together with its team of expert associates, Soble, Davis & Day LLP will help you develop and implement tax strategies to ensure you pay the right amount of tax, and no more than necessary. We will help you develop corporate structuring and restructuring plans, retirement and exit plans, estate plans and transaction designs to increase your tax efficiency, help you manage your corporate and personal taxes and better ensure you are getting the most out of your business, while still managing your risk.

Technology

We provide comprehensive legal services to a wide variety of start-up operations to international companies. Whether it is new Privacy Policies, Terms of Use or Linking Policies on a website, corporate Internet and email use policies, e-commerce agreements and licences, domain name licensing and/or registration, software agreements and licenses, we will provide carefully crafted documents and solutions for any need you may have.

The world of technology and the Internet is ever changing at a unparalleled pace, and as a result the law is constantly evolving. Don’t get left behind or caught by surprise – Soble, Davis & Day LLP can keep you informed and keep you at the forefront of this tumultuous, yet exciting field.

Oakville Main Office
Beauly Place
164 Trafalgar Rd. Oakville,
ON L6J 3G6
Tel. 905.844.8581
Fx. 905.842.6166

Toronto Office
The Exchange Tower
130 King Street W., Suite 1800
Toronto, ON M5X 1E3
Tel. 416.842.9002
Fx. 416.907.1798