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If you are unsure as to what your options are, or even whether or not you require legal advice, we strongly suggest that you give us a call today to schedule an appointment with our firm.

Pleased to be serving the leaders of the first nations organizations such as the first nations government, educational authorities, health authorities, and power corporations within the first nations across the Canadian provinces and the territories.

Suzanne’ preferred area of practice is Employment Law, Human Rights , and all type of contract related issues.

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Timmins Lawyer

Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation is the firm of choice for any and all legal services and representation in those preferred areas of practice in the City of Timmins and surrounding areas. Suzanne has served clients in surrounding areas such as Chapleau, Sault Ste Marie, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Kirkland Lake, North Bay, Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Moosonee, Moose Factory and Temiskaming Shores. Our skilled and competent staff will be able to address your special needs. We will be happy to help you whether you are seeking legal counsel for yourself or on behalf of your company, your First Nation or on behalf of a Board of Directors that you sit on.

Founded in 1984, our firm offers over 34 years of experience working in the City of Timmins and surrounding communities, with clients of varied backgrounds.

We offer services in both French and English. In fact, Suzanne Desrosiers was the first Ontario Lawyer with a common law degree completely in French from the Province of Ontario. Suzanne has enjoyed a very successful and satisfying career. Within the first 6 months of opening her practice she was representing a major developer in the City of Timmins who was building between 75 and 100 homes a year. The work included drafting building contracts of all kinds from stick-built to prefabricated homes, the sale of leasehold parcels (where you sell the building and retain the land), which was unique in Ontario in the 1980s, and continues to be an unusual way of disposing property. Suzanne represented that developer for some 15 years.

Another important part of Suzanne's practice is Corporate Commercial Law which includes helping the small business owners with opening their business, from creating a sole proprietorship, to a partnership to proceeding with an incorporation.

Also, Suzanne has been involved in negotiating complex share and asset purchase agreements for the sale and purchase of a number of businesses. With the purchase and sale of businesses, there is an aspect that must be considered which are the employees and knowledge in the area of Employment Law is essential. Employees of a business that is being sold will either continue to work for the business, or in the alternative, they will need to be terminated prior to the sale of the business and termination pay and severance pay, if applicable, will need to be addressed. There are numerous statutes that a lawyer must be familiar with when dealing in Employer-Employee relations. Suzanne is familiar with the applicable statutes and her attention to detail encouraged her to expand her practice to include Employment Law in the late 1990's.

Sometimes Employers take steps such as disciplining or terminating an Employee without realizing that they may be infringing on an Employee's rights and violating the Employment Standards. These actions often result in either costly litigation or settlement that can at times put the financial viability of the business in question. To assist Employers, Suzanne provides hands-on training workshops to educate Employers on these topics.

Our Firm’s Areas of Practice Include:

  • Employment Law for Provincially Governed Employers;
  • Employment Law for Federally governed Employers such as First Nations, Banks and Airlines
  • Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal for non-unionized Employees
  • Workplace Investigations for just cause terminations, Human rights complaints, harassment complaints and policy violations
  • Corporate Commercial Law (from opening your business as a sole proprietorship, to a partnership to an incorporation.
  • Business law to buying and selling a business either by way of an asset or share purchase;
  • Financing as it relates to the purchase of a business;
  • Real Estate (residential, commercial, industrial, freehold parcels and leasehold parcels)
  • Contract Law, including drafting, reviewing and amending;
  • Estate Law (from drafting wills and powers of attorney to the probate of the will following the death of the Testator)
  • Aboriginal Law/Native Law, including drafting of election codes and policy revision
  • Limited General litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Small Claims Court
  • Human Rights Claims

We also provide a variety of HANDS ON Human Resources training seminars, (H.R. Training) in person to both federally and provincially governed Employers. Some of the workshops that are available as of July 1st, 2017 are:

  1. Human Rights Sensitivity Training Seminar;
  2. Workplace Investigation Training Seminar;
  3. Training on the Steps to ensure the validity of an Employment Contract;
  4. Steps for effective progressive discipline in the workplace;
  5. Steps to ensure a proper termination;
  6. The key differences between the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Standard Act 2000 (ESA 2000);
  7. Harassment and Bullying in the workplace Training:

Other training that is available includes:

  • Board of Governance – Duties of the Board of Directors and Duties of the Executive Director. THE WORKSHOPS DEALING WITH EMPLOYMENT LAW ARE GEARED TO UPPER MANAGEMENT BUT CAN BE ADAPTED TO TRAIN OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR PERSONNEL.

You can always count on us to take the time necessary to clearly explain your case and keep you up to date on the status of your legal matter. We understand that your matter is very important to you; we always ensure that someone is available and able to dedicate the time necessary to deal with your matter in a timely fashion.

Our Timmins Law Office

The law office of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation have been proudly offering bilingual legal services in Timmins and the surrounding communities for the past 34 years.

We offer legal representation to individuals, to both private companies and non-profit organizations, First Nation groups, and to various Boards of Directors in the areas of practice hereinbefore set out.

Suzanne of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation welcomes your call or visit regardless of your legal situation or budget. Depending on the case and specific situation, we can, in some special circumstances, offer very competitive or discounted rates for our legal services.

If you require legal representation in any of our areas of practice, or wish that a workplace investigation be conducted in your workplace where you may want to claim solicitor-client privilege, do not hesitate to call Suzanne of Suzanne Desrosiers Professional Corporation today. Someone is standing by to assist you with your specific needs.

Communities we service:

Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Gogama, Chapleau, Temagami First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation, Constance Lake First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Chapleau Cree First Nation and Missanabie First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Beaverhouse First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, all within the Province of Ontario.