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Andrew Coates

Associate
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P: 416-593-3982
F: 416-594-3599
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2020
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019
  • B.A. (Honours), Professional Writing, York University, 2010
 Overview

Andrew’s developing practice is focused on both Wills & Estates and Family Law. His interest in private client work stems from his time as the co-founder of a business in the seniors’ care industry before attending law school. Aside from revealing his natural affinity for people, this experience helped develop a skillset that is essential for the modern practice of law: an entrepreneurial spirit, identifying the client’s true needs, presenting common sense solutions, remaining cost-conscious, and always providing a superior level of client service.

During law school at Osgoode Hall, Andrew discovered a passion for both written and oral advocacy as a student in the Test Case Litigation Project and a member of the winning team in the 2019 Walsh Family Law Moot. Successfully arguing before sitting judges and senior members of the Family Law bar gave Andrew the confidence to appear in Small Claims Court and the Superior Court of Justice and play an active role in multiple mediations during his articles with the firm.

Andrew’s prior professional experiences provide him with a unique perspective and skills that will allow him to service clients in estate planning, administration, and litigation as well as the firm’s complex Family Law matters.

 Education
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019
  • B.A. (Honours), Professional Writing, York University, 2010
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2020
 Assistant
 Recognition

Recognition

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Prize in Estate Planning, 2019
  • Member of the 2019 Walsh Family Law Moot winning team
 Memberships

Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association
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