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The Following Are Actual Reviews And Lawyer Ratings Including Those Submitted Through Independent Lawyer Review Sites .  We have maintained a Consistent 5-Star Rating.  See comments below:

 

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“Mr. Payne has represented us on two occasions, once in a contentious monetary dispute and secondly in a complex matter involving formal court process.  In both cases, Mr. Payne was effective and successful.  I can say with absolute certainty that Mr. Payne kept costs down, removed us from unnecessary emotional involvement, and got favourable results.  He has fully earned his reputation as one of the best litigation lawyers available in Ontario.  If you have a monetary dispute, I fully recommend that this is the way to go and not with a general practice lawyer.  Get the job done, don’t waste time, money & energy with ‘paperwork tennis’.  In today’s litigious society, we are proud to have Mr. Payne there to back up our business ethically, morally, and of course financially!”

Ruth Armstrong

Two-Time OHTA Leading Female Rider

Owner and Operator of Armstrong Farm

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“I just wanted you to know how deeply grateful I am for all that you did for me. Your hard work and preparation resulted in a positive outcome for us.  I have to commend you on your professionalism.  I will definitely recommend you, if I ever meet anyone, who needs your kind of expertise…

I give you express written permission to use my comments on your website, without any hesitation…

Once again, Mr. Payne –THANK YOU for what YOU and your team achieved for me.

R. Rai, Toronto (2012)

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This is by far the best courtroom lawyer I have ever dealt with.  Results far exceeded expectations in a big courtoom brawl and we received everything we expected and more.  In other cases we have brought to Mr. Payne over the past 10 years, he has resolved claims efficiently and effectively.  his perfect court records speaks for itself.  He is professional, sharp, and knowledgeable.  He is honest about risk and costs and is worth every penny.  We highly recommend Payne Law firm.

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I was kept well informed via email communications and telephone calls throughout the proceedings.  Yan was always professional in his manner and conduct, and I was especially impressed with how he handled himself during mediation and pre-trial.  He was well versed on the subject matter and corrected opposing lawyer on the facts on a couple of occasions.  I believe his diligence was instrumental in reaching a very satisfactory settlement.

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Yan Payne worked on potential fraudulent action by a short term rental agent. Of the other lawyers polled before I choose Mr Payne, all said the situation was hopeless. However, Yan resolved this situation in less than three months and I got possession of my home back.Moreover, he listened to me and fees were a reasonable. Again Thanks!

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Very professional, explained the various stages in the case and expected deadline. I was kept informed ahead of schedule to properly prepare. Any questions I had were answered in a timely manner. I was well at ease with Yan and his staff which made the process that much more stressfree. We mutually understood our respective positions and the direction to take towards positive results. I am more than happy with the service provided and the result. We set a goal, worked towards it and achieved what we set out to do. HIghly recommended.

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Yan and his firm were honest , straight forward , and frankly a pleasure to have on my side !!! Many thanks to Payne Law !!! Derek P

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He was one that did not promise the sky but was tenacious in getting us a victory. He listened and right away gave us options that we were able to make wiser decisions. Even the defendants wanted him as their lawyer. DM

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Yan David Payne represented me in my suit against a former employer. Mr. Payne’s knowledge of employment law and the legal system, as well as his professionalism and organized approach, allowed the matter to be resolved in timely and more than satisfactory manner. In addition, I found Mr. Payne’s fee to be very reasonable. I would highly recommend engaging the services of Mr. Payne’s firm to resolve any employment law issue. Sincerely, Esther Pietruk

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Honest lawyer. Tells you like it is. Billings came in as quoted. Did not waste time and money to get the job done. Won my case against very experienced lawyer. I was very impressed. Have recommended him to family and friends. Staff is very friendly and helpful as well.Mary C

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I have retained Mr. Payne firstly in 2008 to resolve a commercial dispute and secondly in 2012 to appeal for a court ruling related to the Canadian Income Tax Act. In both cases, solicitors have been retained prior to my switch to Mr. Payne. In both cases, Mr. Payne has achieved and exceeded my expectation in view of the tough and complicate adversity I have confronted. Mr. Payne proceeded on each case methodically and attentively with calm, professionalism and knowledge and my anxiety subsided immediately after my decision to switch to Mr. Payne.

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We would like to let you know how grateful we are for all that you have done for us in our suit against our former employer. You were tenacious in getting our case won over very experienced lawyers, in a more than satisfactory manner. We would highly recommend you and your firm to anyone who needed your type of services. Irene and Connie.

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Hiring Payne Law for my employment dispute was the best decision I have ever made. This is a very professional, organized and efficient law office. They take the time to walk you through your options and give you the best information possible. After that, they get results! Payne Law staff restored my faith that there are good ethical lawyers out there. I cannot thank them enough and I have since referred them to many of my friends and family!

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We hired Mr. Payne to represent us in a wrongful dismissal/breach of contract case. His rates were very reasonable and he explained the process every step of the way. All of the staff was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. After 3 years our case was heard in the Superior Court of Canada. Mr. Payne and his associates were prepared for every possible scenario that the defence could come up with and brought case law for support. It felt like we had a whole team working diligently to secure a favourable judgement. After four days of trial and testimony a large judgement was awarded in our favour. I can’t thank them enough and I would not hesitate to recommend Payne Law & Associates.

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Very thorough and knowledgeable with his work. Keeps positive attitude and always informs his clients, keeping them up-to-date with any new information.

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We are very pleased with Mr. Payne’s work. He has represented our company right from its incorporation through to the settlement of a shareholders’ dispute. We find him extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy, and that he always has our best interest in mind. We will always use Mr. Payne for everything we need, and would highly recommend him to anybody!

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Mr. Yan David Payne is a very professional and honest lawyer, who took the time to discuss and inform me throughout the various stages. He resolved my matter with his knowledge and abilities for a positive outcome. He is the best, along with his friendly and helpful staff. UA

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Mr. Payne represented us in a complex loan/mortgage issue that was fraught with competing interests between an estate, longstanding family friends and employer. He demonstrated skill and patience at piecing together the complex history of the matter, while cutting through emotion to the facts, in order to bring to bear his expert negotiation — resulting in a favourable conclusion to the matter that settled out of court. He knew when to push and how far, and when to settle. Mr. Payne was patient with our questions, accessible by email and phone, and his staff was friendly and responsive. We also appreciated his flexibility to meet, when necessary, after 5 o’clock. He is competent, clever, and courteous, upfront and eloquent … we definitely wouldn’t want to be on the “other side” in a dispute. We recommend The Payne Law Firm without hesitation.

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David represented my corporation in 3 cases. In all 3, he and his associates were on time, on budget, and to my pleasant surprise very knowledgeable both on a strategic and tactical level. In one particular case, we laid out the groundwork to the best of our knowledge, only to show up at the court to see – by pure coincidence- another party with a claim against us present to submit a claim. The opposing lawyer jumped on this opportunity and requested to combine cases, but Mr. Payne was so well versed and mannered that he convinced the judge that this was not appropriate at the time. The judge agreed and later on we one the case. In the mean time the **** lawyer of the opposing side lost his license….

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Yan is a great negotiator and trial lawyer. He delivers on his promises!

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David assisted me with a suit against my former accountant. The matter was complex but David tackled it with ease. I am very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend David to anyone else. Many thanks to Yan David Payne from Ilir Gashi.

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I was very impresssed with the advise I was given. Settling my case was the best thing I could have done. I highly recommend Yan David Payne.

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I greatly appreciate your hard work and preparation which resulted in a positive outcome for me. I have to commend you on your professionalism. I will definitely recommend you to people who are being mistreated, devalued, and are experiencing abuse on the job by letting them know there is a way out. Also to know there are Lawyer out there who takes a case not only for the money but also care about the client and you are one of them.God richly bless you for the GOOD work….Emma Kissei

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Yan David Payne represented me in two separate disputes including a wrongful dismissal. He is a meticulous and knowledgeable advocate and has a knack for getting his way in court. I could not be happier with the result. Yan was referred to me by a family member who also obtained a positive court judgement. Thank you. Lisa, Hamilton, Ontario

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Mr. Payne and his team dealt aggressively with my former employer. He was able to bring about a settlement which was beneficial to me. Due to his efforts,a higher portion of my legal fees were reimbursed. Mr. Payne ensured that the settlement was advantageous from a tax perspective. Lastly, due to his negotiations, he set the stage so that I should be able to collect Employment Insurance. I would recommend Mr. Payne and his team. STW Scarborough.

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Mr. Payne has advised our company on several contract and dismissal issues, which has resulted in strengthening our business. He is focused on our best interests and works toward a successful outcome. His advice has been invaluable and has always been accurate. He communicates clearly and ensures that we understand our options and the possible outcomes of each option. We are thrilled with our representation and would highly recommend Yan and the firm of Payne Law.

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Mr. Payne did an exceptional job representing me and winning my case. My previous counsel worked on my case for 2 years only to advise me that she would be unable to obtain any payment from my employer. Mr. Payne was swift and was able to obtain a substantial payment from my employer without requiring a hearing. I would highly recommend him and his law firm.

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Mr. Payne helped our company through 2 very difficult terminations.  The difficulties were largely the result of poorly written contracts, which were based on the advice of an HR specialist.  Mr. Payne then proceeded to rewrite our contract template to protect our company against further loss.  Due to the new templates we have not had to face any further problems when dealing with terminations.  I Would certainly recommend Mr. Payne with Employment Law issues.  Alistair

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My experience with Mr. Payne was a rewarding one.  He did his homework with very detailed steps and therefore arrived to court prepared and confident.  He spent the time in being well prepared by questioning, researching, asking the right questions to the witnesses and all this resulted in winning the case.  At the end the judge said: You convinced me.

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Yan was able to help me setting up a disability this was a time sensitive and complicated situation requiring a solid understanding of the requirements and legal applications.  He was able to make what could have been a confusing experience simple and easy to understand.  His advice was clear and concise, paving the way for a smooth transaction.  I am very satisfied with the services provided and would highly recommend Yan.

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Yan David Payne demonstrates a rare legal integrity with an exceptional insight into the law;  I do highly recommend retaining Payne Law for a rewarding experience no matter the intensity or complication of your case.  Yan is very professional and was very honest and accurate in analyzing my wrongful dismissal case at consultation; he handled the communications, negotiations, mediation and the closure with professional ease.  Yan is very dependable and resolved my case quickly and very efficiently.  If you need a lawyer within his realm of expertise, I strongly recommend you retain Yan David Payne as your lawyer before the opposing side does.

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Yan is a smart and empathetic lawyer with a detailed and thorough approach.  He is not about the money.  it is more important for him that he does what is best for his client.

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Mr. Payne has a good understanding of the law, good judgment.  He listens to the client’s needs, keeps them informed and most of all is available to the client i.e.; personalized service and last but not least he has very good people skills.

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Helped me promptly and professionally at an affordable price.

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Yan Payne & his team, including Andrew Pelletier & Megan Oxenham, consistently delivered results with respect and in-depth knowledge about the law regarding my wrongful dismissal case.  Their skill in advocacy, strategy, and negotiation successfully resolved my case before going to court.  Their “capped rate” billing option was also very much appreciated and allowed me to access top-notched legal talent at a reasonable price.  And throughout the process they stayed in touch by email or phone.  I have no hesitation in recommending Yan & his team, and appreciate all their help!

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Five_stars_MenuYan helped me through a very sad and difficult family dispute. Previous resolution by other counsel was not binding and I was faced with painful and costly litigation. My emotional stress and fears were immediately calmed by Yan’s sincere interest, compassion, listening skill and his ability to suggest a solution at our first meeting. He crafted a strategy based on detailed analysis of information provided and exceptional knowledge of the law and legal protocol to be followed by other lawyers. Yan is highly skilled and possesses all the attributes of a great lawyer. Knowledge and problem solving, genuine caring attitude, excellent communication skills as a listener, mediator and advocate with superb attention to detail. He was always available – very efficient and mindful of taking action to bring about a swift conclusion. Yan was able to settle the dispute, make the old resolution binding and avoid the cost and stress of litigation. Yan David Payne is a great lawyer!

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Five_stars_MenuI am the owner of a small family business.Our company has used the Payne Law firm’s services for negotiating and court representation for various claims. Mr.Payne has successfully handled wrongful dismissals and commercial disputes. We have always been well advised and professionally represented by Mr.Payne and his firm. TWB, Toronto

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Five_stars_MenuMr. Payne was up front with both costs and expectations.  he was compassionate, courteous and professional.  My case was resolved in a short time with excellent results.  Calls, emails and questions were answered in a very timely manner.  I would highly recommend him.

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Five_stars_MenuMr. Payne is a true professional, who is ready to go an extra mile for his client.  He handled my case with determination and accomplished everything he said he would.  He promptly answered all calls and emails, and provided me with a comprehensive guidance throughout the process.  He did not charge me for time spent dealing with the 3rd party, which was required due to apparent incompetence at their office.  Overall my experience was positive and I satisfied with the quality of the service and the results.  Sincerely, Lily

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Law is as good as dark room where the lawyer’s argument is a candle light.  Thanks for shed little candle light on me.  Kind Regards, J.K.

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Five_stars_MenuDearest Karen: You are simple put, extraordinary! Your professionalism and the compassionate way you represented us will forever be a highlight in my life.  We could not have done this without you and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I’ve copied info@paynelaw.ca in the hope that this email will reach Yan so I can thank him with every fibre of my being for taking our case and providing us with exceptional legal representation. Forever grateful and appreciative,  Debora Crew

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