Practice Areas

Indigenous & First Nations


Ericksons LLP is dedicated to providing reliable and high quality legal advice on all matters concerning Indigenous and First Nations Law. Our Indigenous and First Nations legal team advises on a wide spectrum of matters, including:

  • Establishing a variety of corporate entities such as joint ventures, partnerships and charitable corporations.
  • Taxation advice for First Nations, individuals, trusts, corporations, and limited partnerships.
  • Resource development advice in the forestry, mining and energy sectors
  • Arbitrations
  • First Nations Governance
  • Treaty Rights Issues
  • Employment and Labour Law
  • Judicial Reviews of Government Decisions

Our lawyers practicing in this field:
Ted Scollie, Derek Noyes, Evan Juurakko, Matthew Smiley, Lucas Jewitt

Civil Litigation


Ericksons LLP has comprehensive courtroom experience. Our litigation services include:

  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Labour and Employment Disputes
  • Corporate and Commercial Disputes
  • Indigenous Legal Issues
  • Construction Disputes
  • Disputed Estates
  • Tax Dispute

Our lawyers practicing in this field:
Robert Somerleigh, Morris Holervich, Derek Noyes, Vlad Popescu, Natalie Gerry, Evan Juurakko, Ryan Venn, Matthew Smiley, Kristen Hamilton



Ericksons LLP handles all aspects of Construction Law including:

  • Liens
  • Tendering
  • Design and Engineering Issues
  • Construction on First Nations 
  • Contracts for design/build projects, development planning, project management and related matters

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Gino Arnone, Ted Scollie, Matthew Smiley

Corporate and Commercial


We provide comprehensive advice in all areas of Corporate and Commercial Law including:

  • Business Start-ups
  • Compliance and Disclosure
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Venture, Partnership, Shareholder and related agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organization and Reorganization
  • Shares and Assets Dispositions
  • Taxation
  • Financing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Share and Asset Purchases and Sale Agreements
  • Structure and Governance of Joint Venture Capital Projects

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Gino Arnone, Ted Scollie, Evan Juurakko, Lucas Jewitt

Employment and Labour Relations


We represent employers, employee groups and individuals in areas such as:

  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employment Equity
  • Employment Standards, including the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Standards Act
  • Human Resources Policies, Procedures and By-Laws
  • Labour Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Ted Scollie, Derek Noyes, Matthew Smiley, Kristen Hamilton, Natalie Gerry



Ericksons LLP recognizes the importance of a strong and healthy environment, and is pleased to provide the following services in the area of Environmental Law:

  • Advising clients on completing environmental assessments and alternatively, challenges to the assessment process and findings;
  • Providing advice on best practices for industries involved in the resource sector;
  • Advising clients on their ability to confront and challenge environmental issues, and representing clients on such challenges when needed.

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Derek Noyes

Estates and Estate Planning


We provide advice and service in the following areas:

  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probating and Settling of Estates
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Gino Arnone, Ken Erickson, Morris Holervich (Estate Litigation Only), Evan Juurakko, Ryan Venn, Gillian Matson



Ericksons LLP has practical expertise in the areas of insurance claims, motor vehicle accidents and personal injury cases. Our experienced trial lawyers will work closely with you to seek the best results and provide peace of mind. 

Our services in this area include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Claims
  • Claims by Family Members
  • Accident Benefit Claims
  • Slip and Fall Accident Claims
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Robert Somerleigh, Vlad Popescu, Natalie Gerry, Matthew Smiley, Kristen Hamilton

Medical Malpractice


Medical malpractice is an issue that is important to many patients who believe they or their loved ones have suffered due to the negligence or incompetence of a health care professional or medical institution. Unfortunately, medical malpractice does occur and when it does, victims should have recourse to legal action. Our firm has the experience and specific training to help you.

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Robert Somerleigh, Vlad Popescu, Matthew Smiley

Real Estate


Our residential and commercial real estate services include:

  • Commercial Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Municipal Law
  • Residential Development Projects
  • Real Estate Taxation Issues
  • Subdivision Development
  • Zoning Requirements and Issues

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Gino Arnone, Ted Scollie, Derek Noyes, Evan Juurakko, Ryan Venn, Gillian Matson



Individuals, corporate, commercial and non-profit organizations in Northwestern Ontario rely on Ericksons LLP for sound taxation advice. Our services include:

  • Objections/Appeals
  • Indigenous Taxation Matters
  • Business Restructuring Advice for Tax Efficiencies
  • Commodity Tax Advice and Compliance (GST/Ontario Sales Tax)
  • Cross-Border Taxation Issues
  • Real Property Tax Assessment Advice and Negotiation

Lawyers practicing in this field:
Gino Arnone, Ted Scollie

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