Dave is a life-long resident of Durham Region, except for his times away for schooling in Kingston, Toronto, and Ottawa. Dave has had experience in all areas of the law, but his true passion is Real Estate. Dave combines the skills of a Surveyor with the expertise of a developer to deliver outstanding results to his Real Estate clients.
Dave is now lending his expertise of all matters regarding Real Estate to special Real Estate projects and transactions where his experience and capabilities are invaluable. Luckily, Dave still has time to add his knowledge and expertise to the routine Real Estate transactions that Thomas, Efraim LLP processes on a day-to-day basis.
Dave and his wife currently live in Oshawa and are the parents of three adult children, and five grandchildren (so far . . . . )
When not attending to client needs, he enjoys various community service activities including his membership in a local service club (Westmount Kiwanis), recreational table tennis, water skiing and sailing (Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Florida, North Channel and of course, Lake Ontario!)
Dave looks forward to assisting you!
Since its founding, Leon has endeavoured to instill a customer friendly approach to providing legal services in the way Thomas, Efraim LLP is managed. It is Leon’s goal to demystify some of the more complex areas of the law for his clients and make every client feel comfortable enough to ask any question regarding their matter.
Leon’s practice also includes a great deal of work in the areas of corporate finance and secured lending’ Leon has worked with companies of various sizes at all stages of their business development. He advises public and private issuers in all sectors including Real Estate, technology, manufacturing, marketing and resources. Leon’s clients include; investment firms, angel investment organizations, federally and provincially funded investment funds, exempt market dealers, several developers and property management firms.
Leon is very active in the Oshawa community and is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Philharmonic and the Aids Committee of Durham Region. Leon frequently assists the Business Advisory Centre of Durham by offering presentations to the participants in their programs and work with his partner David Thomas to assist organizations that provide services to residents of Oshawa and Durham Region.
Barrister and Solicitor
Catherine is an associate lawyer at Thomas Efraim LLP. Catherine’s practice is focused on Real Estate Law and Estate Law.
Being in a real estate field for more than 10 years, her expertise includes residential, commercial, business, and private mortgage closings. She has always maintained that it is a lawyer’s responsibility to work with clients to ensure that each individual client’s needs are met.
Her estate practice involves giving legal advice concerning estate planning through preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, and handling probate matters. Estate planning can sometimes be a daunting subject to broach, so Catherine likes to personalize the experience of each client to ensure that any and all concerns they may have are addressed appropriately.
Prior to entering the firm, Catherine worked as a junior lawyer in a Toronto law office. She worked as a senior law clerk at the same firm where she completed her articles.
Catherine holds a degree of Bachelor of Laws and was called to the Bar in Ontario in May 2020.
Catherine is fully bilingual in English and Filipino.
Catherine’s experience has always been driven by her desire to help clients and assist them with their legal needs.
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