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Stephen is a founding partner of Christie/Cummings. He advises clients in the areas of corporate law, estate planning and administration and residential and commercial real estate. Prior to founding Christie/Cummings in 1991, Stephen was a partner with a mid-sized Toronto law firm. Prior to that, Stephen was in-house counsel with an international mining company.
Stephen has assisted clients in developing complex international business structures. His corporate and estate planning practice includes advising clients in the creation of inter vivos and testamentary trusts. He has been actively involved in assisting in the transition of family businesses from one generation to the next. He is also actively involved as an advisor to trustees and other fiduciaries and has acted both as court-appointed guardian of property and as an executor and estate trustee on various estates. His approach to the practice of law is pragmatic with a focus on the resolution of complicated disputes through negotiation and discussion.
Stephen is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School and Collingwood Collegiate Institute.
Stephen is a past member of the board of directors of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and Alpine Ontario.
Stephen is an avid skier, cyclist and outdoor enthusiast.