THE FIRM & OUR PEOPLE
THE LAWSON, CLARK & OLDMAN STORY
Results Built on Experience
Lawson Clark & Oldman is a long-time Durham law firm which has been providing legal services to our community since 1951. Colin Oldman joined the firm as a partner in 2008.
In 2010 the firm relocated to its present home at 65 Old Kingston Road in historic Pickering Village.
We have built a solid reputation for providing expert counsel on all matters related to our core focus of Real Estate, Corporate, and Estate Planning law. While we employ the latest in technologies and procedures, the emphasis of the firm’s practice has remained unchanged over the past 60+ years.
Our clients know that they can rely on Lawson Clark & Oldman to serve individuals, businesses and families while offering value far beyond the professional fees charged.
Expect Excellent Service
At Lawson Clark & Oldman, every file is high profile.
We distinguish ourselves through our accessible, service driven approach and our firm commitment to the success and satisfaction of our clients.
As a result, Lawson, Clark & Oldman has enjoyed the trust and confidence of a great number of our clients for many years and in many cases, for multiple generations.
You Have Spoken
There is a reason that Lawson Clark & Oldman has been voted the Reader’s Choice Award winner for Best Law Firm for seven consecutive years.
Our most important recognition comes from our clients who appreciate the professional service and exceptional value we deliver in all that we do.
We hope that we can be of service to you.
Colin has extensive experience in advising clients in all areas of real estate law, corporate and commercial law, and wills and estate administration. Colin’s clients include home buyers and sellers, commercial real estate developers, small and mid-sized business owners, and individuals with estate planning needs.
A native of Durham Region, Colin graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to that Colin completed his undergraduate degree in Commerce at the Queen’s University School of Business.
Colin brings the advantage of Bay Street expertise to his clients in the Durham region, having worked as a lawyer with a prominent national firm and having served as a management consultant to several Fortune 500 companies.
Outside of the office, Colin stays busy as the father of three young boys, and volunteers as a hockey coach with the Whitby Minor Hockey Association.
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Professional Associations & Memberships
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Ajax Pickering Board of Trade
Recent work highlights include:
Acted for several vendors in a land assembly sale to developer;
Assisted client in corporate share acquisition to acquire commercial real estate properties;
Advised ownership of a large franchise on the successful sale of franchise stores;
Worked with the owners of various successful family enterprises to plan for succession of the business in a manner that maximized value for the current and future owners while minimizing tax implications;
Advised entrepreneurs on estate planning matters including income and capital gains splitting through the use of family trusts;
Participated in a corporate restructuring while successfully addressing succession planning, tax efficiencies and income splitting.
Ashley pursued her legal training while working at a boutique law firm in Toronto focusing in the areas of real estate and corporate and commercial law.
Following her Call to the Bar, Ashley worked as an associate lawyer with another high volume real estate boutique law firm in the Toronto area.
Most recently Ashley engaged her entrepreneurial instinct and skills for herself, founding and running her own law firm, in North York and Mississauga. Not surprisingly her firm was immediately successful. Her firm and practice advised on all aspects of real estate law (including purchases, sales and mortgages of residential and commercial real estate), corporate law and wills and estates law.
Ashley has extensive experience in newly constructed homes and condominiums in addition to resale homes and condominium properties throughout Ontario. Known for focused client service and outstanding legal guidance, Ashley is the recipient of strong client reviews and exceptional client loyalty.
Ashley uses this detailed approach to the review of Agreements of Purchase and Sale (home/condominium), Condominium Status Certificates and HST Rebate applications.
While Ashley assists the firm in each of its core practice areas, her primary focus does remain in the real estate practice area and is a great addition to our already strong team.
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Zuzanna joined Lawson Clark & Oldman as an associate lawyer in September 2019 and has become an integral part of the firm. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa and completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University, graduating with academic distinction.
While Zuzanna assists the firm in each of its core practice areas, her primary focus is on corporate and commercial law, where she is a trusted legal advisor to solo entrepreneurs, real estate investors, businesses and commercial landlords and tenants.
Her client-centred approach, combined with her developed knowledge and expertise, enables her to provide business clients with strategic, practical and tailored business law advice and cost-effective legal solutions.
Zuzanna has gained significant legal and industry experience in both private practice and public sector settings in Toronto and Ottawa. She has worked for a Crown Corporation advising on corporate governance issues, assisted in creating a legal groundwork for a startup company’s business operation, summered at a busy Bay Street litigation firm specializing in product liability, insurance and commercial law, and articled at a litigation firm in Toronto where she advocated for her clients before the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court.
In her spare time, Zuzanna enjoys playing squash, staying active in the community and spending time with family and her chocolate labrador Bedo.
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