• PRACTICE AREA

  • Serving Canadian and German Clients in Ontario and Providing Cross-Jurisdictional Services

    Polten & Associates has been handling estate planning, and estate administration and litigation matters in the Greater Toronto Area for more than 20 years. We draft wills, specializing in those with cross-jurisdictional application. We also provide legal support to estate administrators as well as estate trustees and, when necessary, litigate estate disputes arising out of domestic or cross-jurisdictional situations.

  • Regulation of foreign investments according to the Investment Canada Act Analysis of multinational trade agreements (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement CETA, North American Free Trade Agreement, World Trade Organization Agreements, etc.) Free trade agreement dispute settlement Advising foreign companies on the establishment of business operations in Canada including: tax implications, employment and labour issues, acquisition of real property, and domestic banking issues.
  • The increased incidence of cross-border issues associated with family law disputes has led to an expanding role for counsel in this specialized area of practice. At Polten Associates in Toronto, our unique international educational backgrounds enable us to provide Canadian and international clients with information, counsel and litigation representation in a variety of family law matters.

  • When institutions, business enterprises and private individuals need to conduct cross-border business or attend to legal matters involving German or English translation, it is crucial that they have a reliable source for obtaining accurate translations in a convenient, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.

    At the Toronto law firm of Polten Associates, we offer German to English and English to German translation of legal and business documents for our clients in Canada and German-speaking Europe, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Ontario Law Firm with Experience and Expertise

    A boutique law firm in downtown Toronto, Polten & Associates offers an alternative to the large law firms. Our mission is to combine our wealth of legal experience and expertise with the highest ethical standards in providing our clients with outstanding personal service in a manner which is efficient, timely and cost-effective.

    We have handled and continue to accept highly challenging legal problems, and are neither deterred nor daunted by seemingly more powerful opponents.

    Our Lawyers, Staff and International Resources

    Our firm is home to an accomplished and versatile group of bilingual English- and German-speaking lawyers and legal professionals who are steadfast in their commitment to our mission. We have three fully qualified Canadian lawyers - Eric P. PoltenGerhard M. Schertzer and Daniel Walker - as well as our German-trained legal and administrative assistants Torsten Pyttlyk and Julia Koenen.

    In dealing with cross-jurisdictional legal issues our firm augments its expertise through our network of contacts with law firms and legal practitioners across Canada and the German-speaking world - including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Key members of our Europe-based network are more than 200 notaries, lawyers and judges who participated as Legal Assistants, ReferendarePraktikantenDoktoranden and/or Studenten in our sought-after mentoring program. They now occupy a broad range of responsible positions throughout the legal system in Germany.

    We Speak Your Language

    A vital qualification for conducting a legal practice with international scope is the ability to operate at a sophisticated level in the languages of the clients to be served. Our lawyers are fluently bilingual at a professional level in English and German. They are supported by our legal and administrative assistants Torsten Pyttlik, who is a graduate of the University of Dresden and Julia Koenen, who is a graduate of the University of Bonn. Both offer a superb command of the German language.

    Comment from Recent Clients Based in Germany

    "We recognize now that the expenditure of hiring a renowned law firm as yours bears fruit. We would not have been in a position to uphold our interests in the way we have without your help. I think that the good reputation of your firm in Toronto contributed to the awareness of those on the opposite side that they had to deal with an opponent of equal stature and that their prospects of success would thereby be reduced."
    Polten & Associates is committed to finding the best possible solutions for institutions, business enterprises and private individuals alike, whether English- or German-speaking, in Canada or Europe. Contact us to speak in English or German to an experienced Toronto lawyer about your legal needs.

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