Joseph C. Gyverson

Lawyer

About Us


Two parts Jason Bourne and one part Honest Abe Lincoln, Joseph C. Gyverson is a straight shooter and a problem solver. He aims to be disarmingly honest from your first meeting onward and prizes candour in every discussion. You're not coming to him for candy, so he won't sugar coat the issues for you.


Formerly a teacher and university lecturer, Joseph believes that it's essential for his clients to appreciate the nuances of the legal issues in their case. He takes the time to explain the law without the legalese. His background as a historian also means that he's able to quickly read through long documents without dozing off.


Joseph is a lawyer for all time zones. Not only has he lived in several countries and no less than half of the Canadian provinces, he has also represented clients located in countries on every continent in estates and family law matters (not counting Antarctica, but penguins mate for life and never need a family lawyer).  He's built an extensive network of legal contacts in other jurisdictions, from the United States, to the United Kingdom, to Japan and Australia.  This means that he's used to working late with coffee in his veins, calling or skyping with clients on the other side of the international dateline. Closer to home, Joseph regularly works with parties and lawyers throughout Ontario and in British Columbia, where he began his legal career. Joseph brings his spreadsheet of skills and experiences to every case he handles.


Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Joseph spends his time out of the office dreaming about the ocean and all things nautical.  He also whiles away the hours amusing his wife and young daughter with poorly-told jokes, indulging in his passion for schnauzers and practicing to become a Masterchef. As an immigrant to Toronto, he has also learned to proudly support the Toronto Blue Jays.

In the Media


Joseph regularly appears in the media, speaking about estates matters and providing an expert perspective on new developments in the law. Joseph has appeared on television and in national newspapers.


Selected appearances:




  • Featured Interview, "Face Off", CHCH, September 9, 2015

Education


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Victoria, 2002
  • Visiting Scholar, International LL.M., Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2002
  • Master of Arts, Queen's University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), 1997


Memberships


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Ontario Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section and Family Law Section
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association