Simmons da Silva law firm celebrates 50 years


Helping clients grow their business, protect their assets and resolve disputes

Brampton: Simmons da Silva (SDS) LLP, the Brampton-based, full-service law firm is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Founded in 1969, Simmons da Silva has grown to become one of the most respected firms in the region, serving clients across southern Ontario.

“We started with a few but now are many, not only in numbers but also in talents and creativity,” says Howard Simmons, the founding partner of the firm. Mr. Simmons credits the firm’s longevity and continuing success to its ceaseless efforts in finding ways to be relevant to its clients and meet their needs in an ever-changing business and personal environment.

Since 1969, the firm’s lawyers have steadily built a reputation for being astute problem solvers and for providing commonsense solutions to their clients’ legal issues. The firm provides legal services to business owners and managers on commercial matters, and to individuals on personal issues.

It has five main practice areas – Business Law, Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Real Estate and Wills and Estate; each of the practice area has an array of talented lawyers working together to help clients grow their business, protect their assets and resolve disputes.

Puneet S Kohli, Partner, Business Law Group

At a personal level, the firm’s lawyers are sensitive to the needs of their clients and advise them on all matters relating to family law, including collaborative law and court contested proceedings, as well as the preservation of wealth, business succession, wills and estates.

“It is no secret that our clients are the recipe to our success; they are our biggest supporters,” says Puneet S Kohli, Partner, Business Law Group, “We are not just problem solvers but are also personal and business confidants, providing ongoing legal guidance to business owners, management, and individuals.”

The Business Law Group focuses on helping clients grow and prosper, resolving complex problems by providing timely professional cost-effective solutions allowing their clients’ businesses to flourish.

The firm’s Dispute Resolution Group has built a formidable reputation by mediating cases with different degrees of complexity in diverse spheres. Its multidisciplinary approach enables the firm’s lawyers to offer clients thoughtful and effective counselling, ensuring they receive the best and the most comprehensive representation.

“We are knowledge leaders among the new wave of family law lawyers, who are seeking to change the approach to separation dispute resolution,” says Justin Clark, Partner, Family Law Group.

The Group’s lawyers guide clients to make informed decisions and on enforce rights, meet obligations and be protected. It endeavours to assist clients resolve the personal crisis in their lives and help them emerge from it with dignity and with minimum disruption.

The Real Estate Law Group guides clients on both residential and commercial real estate matters. The firm represents owners, developers, borrowers and construction lenders. “We lawyers understand that the purchase or sale of a home is the largest investment decision most of our clients would ever make. We make sure that our clients are aware of the legal implications of real estate transactions,” says Angelo Demichele, the head of the Real Estate Law Group.

Headed by the founder Howard Simmons, the firm’s Wills and Estate Group helps client plan for their future by explaining in easy to understand manner the complexities of legal and tax ramifications of their decisions on value of their estate.

Simmons da Silva LLP is one of the most diverse law firms in Canada and embodies Canadian multiculturalism. A large part of the firm’s success comes from its diversity.

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