Employment Law

Our employment lawyers assist clients in private and public sectors with wrongful dismissal, severance packages, constructive dismissal, contracts, human rights and discrimination, class and group actions, health and safety, harassment, employment standards, policies, retirement compensation, security clearance, taxation, workers' compensation and many others throughout Ontario and Canada.

Family Law

Our family law group addresses all family law issues including separation, divorce, cohabitation agreement, common law, adoption, child support, same-sex marriage, custody agreements, spousal support and many others to help make the legal process as painless as possible.

Business Law

Starting your own business, or running an existing enterprise, requires a considerable investment: not just financial, but emotional as well.

Personal Injury

Our personal injury group offers free consultations to obtain settlements for the injured due to car, motorcycle, bicycle, snowmobile, boating, aircraft, diving, swimming pool or skiing accidents, slip and fall, food poisoning, assault, medical malpractice, injury by defective product and the negligence of others and many more.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

When you find yourself in a legal dispute that looks like it’s headed for the courtroom, you want a strong advocate at your side.

Estates Law

Our Wills and Estates group provides comprehensive advice with Wills, Powers of Attorney, guardianship matters, trusts and asset protection planning, charitable giving, recreational properties, estate administration, disputes, bequests, estate tax, passing of accounts and many more.

Real Estate and Development

Our real estate and development lawyers assist landlords and tenants in retail, industrial and multi-tenant buildings with transactions, acquisition, financing, development, conversion and sale of real estate interests in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

Elder Law

Our senior population has been steadily increasing over the past fifty years. Recent statistics have shown that, for the first time, seniors make up a larger share of the population than children.

Construction Law

Construction projects – big or small – can be complex, costly, time sensitive and include a number of stakeholders. Successful projects require the right legal planning to ensure responsibilities and accountabilities are clear. In the event that disputes arise, risks are high for all parties. Our Construction Law team has the bench strength with extensive... Read more »

Labour Law

Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP provides advice on all aspects of organizing workers, bargaining rights, collective agreements, labour relations legislation, representing members before professional tribunals, human rights, harassment rights, union administration, workers compensation and many others in the private sector and public service.

Intellectual Property Law

Our intellectual property lawyers and patent and trademark agents assist with a wide range of services including applications, transfer agreements, franchise contracts, negotiating agreements, procurement of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, trade secrets, IP infringement, unfair competition, dispute resolutions, drafting and obtaining IP rights and many others to clients worldwide.

Insurance Law

Our Insurance Defence lawyers handle matters for clients including personal injury and fatality, general liability, fire loss, arson, environmental claims, life and disability claims, fraudulent claims, product liability and professional liability for lawyers, dentists, architects, engineers, accountants, agents and brokers throughout Ontario.

Indigenous Law

Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP's Indigenous Law group services include implementation of land claims agreements, taxation issues, land use and habitat issues, revenue sharing, resource development negotiations, construction contracts, employment matters, residential school claims and many others that may be required by First Nations and Inuit Organizations.


If you are an individual or organization that requires assistance in resolving an issue, you have come to the right place. We know that your time is valuable and that you want to resolve your issue as quickly as possible. Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP's mediation services are provided by Peter Cronyn, an experienced lawyer and mediator with our firm.