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Soble, Rickards & Associates

1660 North Service Road East, Suite 117, Oakville, Ontario L6H 7G3, Canada

(905) 844-7585

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Soble, Rickards & Associates

130 King Street West, Suite 1800, Toronto, Ontario M5X 1E3, Canada

(416) 842-9002

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About Us

Who We Are

  

  • Matthew Soble - Matthew is the former managing partner of Soble, Davis & Day LLP and a former associate at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (where he served as Associate Liaison to the Partners and Government Liaison), and has been in practice for more than ten (10) years.  He provides multi-disciplinary legal services to a wide variety of clients, including individuals and corporations throughout Canada and abroad, as well as law firms in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, with a strong focus on corporate/commercial law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, intellectual property law and technology law. Matthew is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Halton County Law Association and the Sigma Chi Fraternity Bar Association, and is also a long-time member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.  Matthew earned his Bachelor of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Osgoode Hall Law School.  


  • David Rickards – David is a former lawyer from Soble, Davis & Day LLP and a former long-time lawyer at Feltmate, Delibato Heagle LLP, and has been in practice for more than ten (10) years.  He provides multi-disciplinary legal services to a wide variety of clients, with a strong focus on corporate/commercial law, employment law, real estate law, tax law and estates law.  David is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Halton County Law Association, the Hamilton Law Association and the Sigma Chi Fraternity Bar Association.  David earned his B.A. from the McMaster University and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from The University of Western Ontario Law School.


  • George Babits – George is the former managing partner of Wappel, Toome, Babits, Laar & Bell LLP and has been in private practice for more than twenty (20) years.  His practice focuses on assisting high net worth individuals and businesses, including estate planning for Canadians, structuring ownership of US real estate for Canadian snowbirds and investors, and developing solutions for tax mitigation, efficiency and compliance on both sides of the border.  George is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association, and is on the Member Advisory Board for TIGER 21, whose 500+ members collectively manage personal assets of approximately $50 billion.  George earned a B.A. in Economics from Western University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, and has also completed the Certificate Program in Negotiation and Leadership from Harvard Law School.


  • William J. MacLeod, Q.C. – William (“Bill”) has been a lawyer for more than fifty (50) years!  He was called to the Bar in 1968 and began his legal career at a large Toronto, Ontario based law firm, but has practiced in Oakville, Ontario since 1971. By 1991, he had expanded his practice to include more than ten (10) lawyers and merged with another practice to form what was at that time the largest law firm in the Halton Region. In 1996, Bill decided to return to practice as a sole practitioner to ensure he could continue providing his clients the personal service he preferred. In 2018, after more than twenty (20) years practicing on his own, Bill joined the team at Soble, Rickards & Associates – and now has the best of both worlds, able to rely upon a strong team of lawyers for support while still providing personal and dedicated service to his clients. Bill’s practice focuses on corporate/commercial law, real estate law and Wills/estates law. Bill is a past President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, a past board member for the United Way of Oakville, the 1995 Campaign Chair for the United Way founding director and current member of the Advisory General of the Oakville Community Foundation, and a founding and long standing member of Home Suite Hope Shared Living Corp. (a charity which creates affordable transitional housing in Halton for people who are homeless or in a housing crisis).  Bill’s community involvement has also extended to several other charitable organizations by way of board participation and pro bono legal services, including the Oakville Waterfront Festival, Lions Club and Lions Homes for Deaf People.

What We Do

Business / Corporate / Commercial

  • Contracts (Negotiation; Drafting; Review)
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation
  • Financing (Equity and Debt)
  • Governance
  • Incorporation / Organization / Reorganization
  • Marketing / Contests
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses
  • Records / Filings
  • Stock Exchange Listing
  • Succession Planning
  • Website Terms, Conditions and Policies


Employment Law

  • Compliance / Planning / Policies
  • Contracts (Negotiation; Drafting; Review)
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation


Entertainment & Sports

  • Contracts (Negotiation; Drafting; Review)
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation


Intellectual Property

  • Applications / Registrations / Renewals (Copyright; Trademark; Patent; Industrial Design)
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation (Copyright; Trademark; Patent; Industrial Design)
  • Portfolio Management


Not-for-Profit / Charities

  • Contracts (Negotiation; Drafting; Review)
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation
  • Incorporation / Organization
  • Marketing / Contests
  • Records / Filings
  • Website Terms, Conditions and Policies


Real Estate

  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation
  • Expropriation of Land
  • Leases
  • Purchase / Sale


Tax

  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Planning (Corporate and Personal)


Technology

  • Licensing
  • Purchase / Sale
  • Website Terms and Policies


Wills and Estates

  • Administration
  • Dispute Resolution / Litigation
  • Incapacity Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills