What’s New – Actually, Quite a Bit!

gbtlaw Doubles in Size! Robert Woodford Joins Firm

I’m delighted to announce that Robert Woodford, my articling student this spring, will be joining gbtlaw as an associate commencing on his bar admission in June.

Robert  graduated from of Osgoode Hall, where he focused on business law courses. Prior to law school, Robert spent 15 years in private and public positions, designing and implementing Information Technology systems. He managed multi-million dollar budgets for government offices, and was also the founder and president of Source Systems Corp., which firm delivered custom software development, strategic planning and operations redesign, and project management for government and private sector organizations. Robert studied Systems Analysis at Sheridan, and obtained his honours B.A. from McMaster University.

So, you can see that Robert is a perfect expertise and experience fit for our expanding IT practice in startups, acquisitions and contract advisory and creation. Welcome aboard Robert!

Robert enjoys SCUBA diving, golf, camping, sailing and travelling with family and friends in his R&R time.

With Robert aboard, it means that gbtlaw has grown from being just myself and a clerk, then we added Carol Heimbach (who specializes in shareholder & other complex contracts, plus Minute Book documentation/updating), and now, we have another full-time, onsite lawyer plus a new clerk dedicated to complex corporate tax reorganizations and transactions. So, depending how you count the bodies, we’ve gone from one lawyer to three lawyers, plus a reorg clerk and an Office Manager, being Nancy Buchan-Terrell, my beloved and lovely wife.

But Wait, There’s More!

Directly attributable to Robert joining gbtlaw, we decided that we needed a lot more space – a proper office for him, plus working rooms for organizing our voluminous deal and reorg files, and client meetings. And, though I’ve enjoyed 10 great years with my terrific Landlord at 480 Morden, I was past due for a major change-up – so we’re moving!

On May 13, we moved to 41 Lakeshore Road West, on the edge of the Kerr Street Village and a short walk to the Downtown Core across the bridge. It’s an old house wedged between a Tim Horton’s and the first Black Episcopal Church built by slaves escaping the from unjust servitude via the Underground Railway. I think we’re really going to flourish in the new ‘Hood, with its intriguing history and local characters, many funky restos, and street traffic, absorbing it during breaks by relaxing on the porch

But don’t worry, we have plenty of parking, behind the building for free, or meters in front, with good access to the QEW via Dorval Drive or Kerr Street. Come on down for a tour and visit this summer!