Randy's practice includes family law, mediation, wills & estates (including estate litigation), and residential real estate. He has previously served the firm and predecessor firm as managing partner and on the executive committee for the firm.
Randy has extensive experience in family law issues ranging from complex property disputes, custody and access of children, child support, spousal support, and equalization of property.
In family law matters, Randy is also pleased to have expanded his practice to include Family Mediation. Mediation is voluntary process wherein a neutral third party facilitates the negotiation of a mutually acceptable agreement. The process can take place either with legal counsel present or with the parties alone. Mediation is interest based negotiation that often allows parties to express their needs and concerns. Mediation can often resolve matters in a more efficient and fulsome fashion with the participants feeling that their needs are more fully met. It assists the parties in dealing with all issues but may be particularly helpful when there are children and the parties will need to continue to co-parent or if there is a family business.
With respect to wills and estates, Randy has drafted numerous Wills and Powers of Attorney, and has experience dealing with property, guardianship, trusts including Henson Trusts and estate administration. He has also negotiated disputes and conducted Litigation in the Superior Court of Justice concerning estates including: Holograph Wills, will interpretation, setting aside wills, dependents relief, and disputes concerning jointly held assets. Randy is a frequent presenter on wills and estates issues.
Randy has conducted numerous real estate transactions involving purchases and sales of single family dwellings, condominiums, rural properties, and cottages.
Randy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1986) from the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Laws degree (1989) from the University of British Columbia.
Randy is a current member, and former director and president of the Wellington Law Association and is a member in the Canadian Bar Association . He is a former Director of the Guelph General Hospital Foundation and continues to assist the Foundation as a member of the Planned Giving Committee. He is a former chair of Council at Dublin Street United Church. Randy was formerly very active in the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington including terms as director and president. In May 2011 he was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for contributions to the club and community at large. Randy enjoys gourmet cooking, travelling, and being active with his two daughters.