Mills & Mills LLP

Mills & Mills LLP
Mills & Mills LLP
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Family, Real Estate

At Mills & Mills LLP, we believe in forming lasting relationships. In a city filled with capable lawyers and law firms, our clients choose us because we provide legal advice that focuses on the long term. Many of our clients have been with us for decades, forming close professional relationships with lawyers they can turn to time and again for trusted advice. Our lawyers and staff stay with us because of their dedication to our firm, our shared values, and our commitment to the highest standards of the practice of law in serving our clients.

Personal and Business Legal Services in Toronto

George Gordon Mills opened our first office at the corner of Church and Front Street in 1884. His brother, Alexander, joined in 1889 after serving as Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba for two years. Since that time, the Mills family has had a continuous presence in the firm. With the family now represented for four generations, it is the longest-standing such tradition for a law firm in Canada.

Many of our clients have been with the firm for generations as well. Our service, commitment and ability to grow with our clients have earned us the multigenerational loyalty of families, businesses and charitable organizations.

Our firm’s lawyers have distinguished themselves within the practice of law and beyond. Our lawyers have served Canada as a Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba, a Premier of Ontario, two Attorneys General of Ontario, a Treasurer of Ontario, a Toronto City Solicitor and several High Court judges. Ralph Shaw Mills, Q.C., was one of the last Canadian lawyers to appear before the Privy Council in the United Kingdom before appeals from the Supreme Court of Canada to that court were abolished.

Mills & Mills LLP believes in access to affordable legal services. As the exclusive Ontario provider law firm for LegalShield since 1999, we are able to provide or arrange for legal services for individuals, families and small businesses that are members of LegalShield throughout the province.

We are also proud to belong to the International Lawyers Groups (ILG), a network of independent law firms and legal practitioners. Entry into the ILG is restricted to law firms that have had dealings with member firms and have proven their commitment to delivering legal services of the highest quality. Through our membership in ILG, we are able to connect our clients to trusted legal counsel all over the world.

Mills & Mills LLP In The News
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By  Tara Vasdani  in  Article   Our associate,  Tara Vasdani , recently outlined the provincial government’s newly introduced ... Read more

Assignment agreements of purchase and sale: what you need to know

By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   Many would-be buyers of pre-construction properties are unable to get their hands on a new development ... Read more

The importance of distinguishing between estate assets and assets outside of your estate

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   When forming an  estate plan  it is important to understand which assets form ... Read more

Gap widens between available workforce and available workflow

By  Tara Vasdani  in  Litigation Law   The year 2018 has been filled with many advances in employment law. At times, in favour of the employer (United ... Read more

Doug Ford’s disruptive repeal of Bill 148

By Tara Vasdani in  Litigation Law As if the tumult surrounding the invocation of the notwithstanding clause by Premier Doug Ford’s government a few weeks ago was ... Read more

Stock option plans: How do we hire people without any money?

By  Daniel Thomson  in  Business Law   My start-up clients often ask me how they can hire the proper talent they need in order to build their ... Read more

What to consider when buying a business

By  Michelle Santarossa  in  Business Law   Whether you are seeking to buy a services, manufacturing, or other type of business, there are many ... Read more

Will my son-in-law or daughter-in-law have access to the inheritance I leave my child in the event of their divorce?

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   When explaining the purpose of various clauses in clients’ Wills with them, one ... Read more

Three months’ interest penalty – is it payable?

By  Reshma Kishnani  and  Richard Worsfold  in  In the News ,  Real Estate   Many mortgagees will add a three-month interest ... Read more

The legal utility of Google's My Activity

By Tara Vasdani  A few weeks ago, I discovered Google’s My Activity system — not only its ability to intrude on your personal privacy by tracking your ... Read more

Pre-retirement death benefits available to satisfy a dependant’s relief claim

By  Reshma Kishnani  and  Richard Worsfold  in  Wills Estates & Trusts   At a time when mourning is already the prevailing ... Read more

Why choose a full-service firm to handle your family law matter?

By  Patricia Gordon  in  Family Law   The nature of  family law  matters is that they touch on a number of different areas of ... Read more

I owe how much spousal support?

By  Victoria Craig  in  Family Law   One of the most common questions family lawyers get when newly-separated clients walk through our office ... Read more

“I want to start a new business. What structure should I use?”

By  Daniel Thomson  in  Business Law   This sounds like something one of my law school professors asked us on Day 1 many years ago.  It ... Read more

So, you want to franchise your business in Canada

By  Michelle Santarossa  in  Business Law   There are a number of issues that you should consider when starting a franchise system in ... Read more

A summary of the duties of an attorney for property

By  Meghan O'Neil  in  Powers of Attorney If you have been named in a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property as an attorney for property ... Read more

What do you do when the Children’s Aid Society knocks on your door?

By  Gillian Hayes  in  Family Law   This may be the most terrifying prospect as a parent – the Children’s Aid Society ... Read more

How to protect your property when you aren’t married (yes, this is a thing you should do)

By  Victoria Craig  in  Family Law   Picture this:  You’re a young professional in the big city. When you’re not too busy ... Read more

Status Certificates and their importance

By  Tejpaul Grewal  and  Patrick Shing  in  Real Estate   Many first-time home-buyers are electing to make a condominium their first ... Read more

Understanding indemnity provisions in commercial agreements

By  Benjamin Burford  in  Business Law   Indemnity provisions are an essential tool in the allocation of risk in commercial agreements. Often, ... Read more

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