Inga Andriessen

Inga Andriessen
Andriessen & Associates
Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Employment & Labour

Inga Andriessen, founder of the Toronto firm Andriessen & Associates, focuses on business law.

After graduating with her Bachelor of Laws from York Universitys Osgoode Hall in 1991, Ms. Andriessen was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.

Focusing exclusively on business law, Ms. Andriessens practice includes corporate and commercial litigation, leasing litigation, enforcement of international judgments, and employment litigation on behalf of employers.

She advises clients on incorporating businesses and all aspects of business law documentation, including drafting documents such as employment contracts and shareholder and lease agreements.

In addition, Ms. Andriessen registers trademarks and advises clients on the impact of legislation on their businesses as a Registered Trademark Agent.

Ms. Andriessen is the chair of the Ontario Justice Education Halton Board, the treasurer of the Halton County Law Association, and is a mentor lawyer for the Ryerson Law Practice Program.

She is a member of the Halton County Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and the Ontario Justice Education Network.

Inga Andriessen Posts

The problem with scheduling civil court matters in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen Are you reading this on your phone? While reading this did you get a phone call from someone asking if you can meet next week? Did you check your calendar on your phone, say yes and then book that into your phone? Read more

Collection litigation valid option when invoice remains unpaid

Although the thought of collection litigation may seem daunting or bring negative connotations for some business owners, those who have provided a good or service deserve to be paid, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Back to school, back to business

By Inga Andriessen Ah, the day after Labour Day. It used to mean new teachers and new school supplies, but these days, as a business lawyer, it means our clients are now focussing on their business and finally getting back to the things we recommended they do back in June. Read more

Who cares what works for others: what works for you?

By Inga Andriessen It’s the last week of August and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one whose news feed is being hit with news feeds about work/life balance these days. Read more

Cautionary tales highlight importance of CASL compliance

Recent enforcement actions related to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) contain a number of cautionary tales for businesses, and more are likely on the way — underscoring the need for companies to ensure any communications they send out comply with the law, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

The importance of timing in business

By Inga Andriessen “Timing is everything” is a very common expression and in business, that comes into play more times than you can imagine. Read more

Courts would benefit from efficiency of e-scheduling

As provinces such as British Columbia look at ways to introduce more technology into courtrooms, e-scheduling of court dates is one issue that needs to be tackled, as it will lead to greater efficiencies in the court system, Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Company benefits when retaining solicitors who can litigate

Hiring a solicitor who can also litigate a business dispute ensures counsel has a deep understanding of the issues at hand — and can often be more cost-effective for clients, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Should that doggy be in the window?

By Inga Andriessen Lately, it seems that pets are everywhere. As both a business lawyer and an individual with a severe animal allergy, I notice it more than the average person as if a pet is in a business, I cannot breathe in that business. I like pets, I just like breathing more. Read more

Cost, time key to deciding whether to settle business lawsuit

There is no such thing as a ‘sure win’ in any dispute — and while it does make sense to litigate to a conclusion in some cases, in other situations, businesses should consider why it might be a good idea to settle, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

The expensive way we’re forced to litigate in Ontario

By Inga Andriessen . As I write this blog, I’m waiting to be called to trial in a courthouse that is not in Toronto, Ont. As with most courthouses, the courthouse runs “sittings” twice yearly when civil and family trials are heard. The sittings started May 13 and will run until May 31. The next sittings will be in October. Read more

Strong protocols, personal brand key to successful small firm

Starting a solo or small firm is a reality for many new lawyers — but before opening your doors to clients, a number of important tools and processes have to be put in place, says Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen. Read more

Trademark law is changing in Canada — is your brand ready?

By Inga Andriessen . On June 17, 2019, a big change is taking place in Canada’s trademark world and it will matter to your brand if you don’t already have a registered trademark. Read more

Imparting wisdom, without sounding like a jerk

By Inga Andriessen . The Law Society of Ontario’s bencher elections are in full swing. There are many candidates, some running for specific causes and some running because they want the Law Society to have benchers whose average year of call is not 27 years. Read more

Mock trials show students exciting side of legal profession

Mentoring students through the mock trial process offers lawyers an ideal opportunity to give back, as well as a chance to show high school students how enjoyable the legal profession can be, Toronto business lawyer Inga Andriessen tells Read more