On September 15, 2022, Mercedes Perez gave expert testimony at the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Matthew Mahoney.  Mercedes was summoned to provide expert evidence on Ontario’s psychiatric detention laws. Mr. Mahoney died in hospital on March 21, 2018 after an interaction with police in Windsor, Ontario. Media coverage of Mercedes’ testimony is available […]

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Mercedes Perez and lawyer Joanna Birenbaum are representing the Coalition for Gun Control at the Mass Casualty Commission. The Mass Casualty Commission is an independent public inquiry jointly established by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia.  The Commission’s mandate is to investigate the “causes, context and circumstances” giving rise to the […]

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Alex Procope was been awarded the 2022 Hoffstein Book Prize! This award is given out annually to any Trusts and Estates Section member of the Ontario Bar Association with less than 15 years of practice. The nominating committee considered whether the recipient demonstrates leadership in the trusts and estates bar through knowledge, experience skill, commitment, […]

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Mercedes Perez was a guest speaker at the Ontario Bar Association‘s program titled Cultural Competency & Elder Law: Practical and Ethical Considerations.  The program was held today, December 2, 2021 and was chaired by lawyer Diane Vieira from de Vries Litigation.  Mercedes presented alongside her fellow guest speakers, lawyer Omar Ha-Redeye and Pia Hundal on […]

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PBP Lawyers are celebrating our fifth anniversary! We’re grateful to all of our clients and peers for supporting our ongoing work and we’re looking forward to the next five years! In honour of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are making a donation to Aboriginal Legal Services and hope it helps their […]

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PBP Lawyers are celebrating our fourth anniversary! Notwithstanding the disruptions to our day-to-day routines and the tremendous challenges 2020 has hit our clients with, we’re happy to still be working hard to advance our clients’ interests. Check out what we’ve been up to over the past year in our firm news feed. […]

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Alex has been re-elected to the executives of the Ontario Bar Association‘s Elder Law section as co-CPD Liaison with Matthew Rendely and the Trusts and Estates Law section as a member-at-large for the 2020-2021 term. These sections organize professional development programming and networking events, prepare submissions and analysis of new and evolving areas of law among other […]

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Mercedes Perez presented at the 2019 Legal Guide to Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision Making conference organized by Osgoode Professional Development.  The conference was held on December 9, 2019 and Mercedes presented on three topics with a number of co-presenters:  “Understanding the Substitute Decisions Act – From Property Management to Personal Care”;  “Preparing for a […]

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Kelley Bryan and Mercedes Perez are proud to have been recently added to ReferToHer, a referral list of experienced female litigators. ReferToHer is an initiative of law firm Lenczner Slaght, conceived as a means of supporting and promoting the advancement of female lawyers within Canada’s legal profession.  ReferToHer is comprised of a series of practice […]

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