Proud History.
Forward Thinking.

Since opening our doors in 1946, we have established a proud history of serving our clients and community. Today, we build on that history while always looking to the future for how we can best meet the needs of our clients—now and tomorrow.

Soloway Wright Welcomes Julia Heintzman, Philip Osterhout, and Kyle Van Schie as new partners

We are very pleased to announce that Julia Heintzman, Philip Osterhout, and Kyle Van Schie have officially joined the partnership. Please join us in congratulating them on their well-deserved promotions.

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Our Student Program

Soloway Wright aims to hire three summer law students and three articling students to work out of our Ottawa office. Summer students work with the firm from May to August, with the intention that these law students will return to article with us the following year. Watch “A Week in the Life of An Articling Student”, created by and featuring this year’s students: created by and featuring this year’s students.

In December and January, 2L law students are invited to join one of our virtual Coffee Chats. During the virtual Coffee Chats, students will have an opportunity to meet lawyers and current students from our firm and to get to know Soloway Wright prior to the recruitment application deadline.

Doug Kelly

Congratulations Doug Kelly!

For Doug Kelly, 2022 was the year in which he is being recognized for his extensive contributions to the law and land development in Ontario. In his 51st year of a practice, Doug has been thrice recognized by the legal community in Ottawa and across Ontario. His awards include:

  • The Abe Feinstein Solicitor Award for a solicitor who has distinguished themselves throughout their career by exemplary service to the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) and to the profession and has shown commitment to the community – presented June 2022.
  • The OBA Barnet Kussner Award of Excellence in Municipal Law for a practitioner who had proven skills and expertise in the provision of legal services, including written and oral advocacy, legal advice, negotiation skills, and alternative dispute resolution – to be presented September 2022.
  • The Bar Umbrella for members of the CCLA who have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their call to the Bar – presented June 2022.

Soloway Wright could not be prouder of the contributions that Doug has made to so many facets of land use, development and expropriation law. No one has kept count but it is safe to say that hundreds, if not thousands, of subdivisions have been registered by Doug Kelly, resulting in thousands of homes.

Ottawa and Eastern Ontario would not be what it is today without your work.

Congratulations on 51 remarkable years of practice!

The Right Balance.

Balance means being grounded, measured, always ready to act. At Soloway Wright, we pride ourselves on offering our clients the right balance of size and expertise, collegiality and determination, community focus and global reach. That balance extends to our practice areas. While we are renowned as one of Canada’s top real estate firms, we also offer leadership across a broad range of practices from corporate finance to employment law to personal injury.

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