Practice Areas

Full Legal Services

Whittal + Company offers legal solutions for any situation. We are located in Chatham, Ontario. We serve clients across Southwestern Ontario with a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and legal professionals who are dedicated to offering clients high-quality legal work with efficiency, clarity and care.

Practice Areas
Wills, Trusts and Estates

At Whittal + Company, we have a comprehensive, robust estate planning service that delivers high-quality, experienced counsel during the estate planning process, and offers advice and support to estate executors. Estate practice principal, Daniel Whittal is a sought-after speaker on the topic of wills, trusts and estate planning.

  • Wills
  • Secondary wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Probate
  • Passing of accounts
  • Estate dispute and litigation
Business and Corporate Law

We offer businesses large and small the tools they need to confidently navigate every part of their growth and operations. We serve our business clients with attention to their individual needs, covering everything from regular corporate governance to complex negotiations and dispute resolution. We know how important the legal health of their business is to our clients, and we take the faith they put in our office seriously.

  • Corporate governance
  • Contract negotiation
  • Succession planning
  • Incorporations
  • Partnership formations
  • Purchase and sale of business assets
  • Reviewing contracts and leases
Real Estate Law

Our office is well versed in the needs of residential, agricultural and commercial real estate clients. We have processed hundreds of transactions, and our team of real estate professionals offers clients the security and answers they need to complete their business with confidence.

  • Purchase and sale of residential properties
  • Purchase and sale of commercial and agricultural properties
  • Mortgages
  • Leasing agreements
  • Condominium and cottage purchase and sale
  • Condominium corporate governance
  • Real estate litigation
Litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Small claims court
  • Court actions
  • Provincial offences court
  • Landlord Tennant Board
  • Administrative tribunals
  • Human rights
  • Employment
  • Debt recovery
  • Highway Traffic Act
Family Law

For the specific needs of our family clients, the team at Whittal + Company offers experienced, caring representation at a very difficult time. We are not only negotiators, but trial lawyers as well. We protect the rights of our clients and address their needs with attention and clarity along this difficult path.

  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Division of assets and equalization
  • Sale of family property
  • Family litigation
  • Limited Retainer arrangements
Elder Law

Elder Law is an area of practice that attends to the specialized needs and legal issues facing an aging population. The purpose of Elder Law is to help protect and preserve older individual's autonomy and quality of life.

  • Abuse and exploitation
  • Assisted living
  • Consent and capacity
  • Discrimination
  • End-of-life care decisions
  • Estate litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Late-life marriage
  • Mediation
  • Full-service estate planning
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