Oatley Vigmond LLP and Boland Howe LLP announced today that effective Jan. 1, 2018, their personal injury law firms will be joining forces with Boland Howe becoming Oatley Vigmond’s Aurora office.
The two firms will work together as a single entity under the Oatley Vigmond name.
“It was a perfect opportunity for us to say to them ‘let’s open our York Region Oatley Vigmond office and you’ll be a key part of it’,” Jim Vigmond told Legal Feeds. “There’s an opportunity for us to leverage our practice in a prominent location with a prominent firm in a fast growing area of the country.”
Vigmond said all the lawyers and staff from Boland Howe will remain, adding that this winter Russ Howe is moving on to become a mediator.
“We will be carrying on the bulk of his practice as well,” says Vigmond. “We’re going to start the transition now and we’ve got lots to do.”
Boland Howe’s Aurora office will remain fully staffed, and serve as Oatley Vigmond’s new York Region location.
“I’m going there on Wednesday to meet with some of the staff to reassure them we all share common interest and that’s maintaining the presence and staff there,” he says. “There’s always trepidation when there is change so we want to reassure them there is change for the right reason not the wrong reason as we are seeing in some parts of our marketplace.”
Oatley Vigmond serves clients across Ontario with offices in Barrie and Aurora, and six consultation offices found in Toronto, North York, Hamilton, Belleville, Sudbury, and North Bay.
Both firms have been listed by Canadian Lawyer magazine in the Top 10 personal injury law firms in Canada.