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Elliott & Elliott is an established law firm eager and ready to serve Barrie and the surrounding communities. Shari’s combined real estate and environmental expertise distinguishes her from general real estate practitioners. She has an expertise that comes from over 15 years experience including 5 years as a member of the environmental law group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt with a secondment to Imperial Oil. Lawyers and staff at Elliott & Elliott place a high value on keeping our clients informed. We are available to meet at your convenience whether by phone, email or meetings outside regular business hours or at the location of the client. Our clientele include residential and commercial real estate clients in Simcoe County as well as municipal and environmental matters throughout Ontario, including assistance to individual councilors. We also place a high level of importance on serving our community. Shari has been pleased to serve as a board member at Royal Victoria Hospital since 2009, Oro-Medonte Minor Hockey Association and COPE Service Dogs. Elliott & Elliott is also pleased to be sponsoring and providing legal services (at no charge) to a local sports association. The firm’s philosophy is to provide the best, most cost efficient and effective service to our clients while enjoying what we do. Shari and Ian strive to create an atmosphere of cooperation both internally and externally.

Mission Statement:

“When you talk to us we listen. We work to exceed expectations with a level of commitment that you will find refreshing and re-assuring. We work around your life, not the other way around because we are here when you want us to be.”

Please contact us today for more information

Our Team

Shari ElliottShari Elliott

Shari Elliott advises individuals on matters pertaining to environmental audits and site assessments, regulatory inspections and investigations, environmental management systems and environmental civil liability. Shari also specializes in providing advice to all departments within municipalities as well as members of council on a wide range of topics. Click here to read Shari’s biography.

 


Ian ElliottIan Elliott

Ian Elliott was raised in Bruce County and attended Ripley District Public and High School. Ian obtained his law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 2003. Ian articled at Hydro One. Ian is looking forward to assisting the firms’ clients with their real estate needs.

 

 


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Sarah Hull

Sarah Hull, our receptionist, is the first person many of our clients will interact with. Sarah’s happy disposition and positive attitude ensures your experience at Elliott & Elliott will be pleasant. We understand that whenever legal advice is sought it creates a level of tension and we work hard to put our clients at ease and assure them that their matter will be given the upmost attention.

 


Sarah Doherty-Scala

Sarah Doherty-Scala has over 20 years of experience working as a law clerk. Sarah has extensive experience in real estate law, specifically in the areas of commercial, residential, mortgages and expropriations. Sarah has worked in the Toronto, Vaughn and Barrie areas and now resides in Simcoe County with her husband and four children.


Kyla Power

Kyla Power has over 5 years of experience working as a real estate law clerk and has been involved in the facilitation of residential real estate files from open to close. In addition to her law clerking experience, Kyla obtained her real estate license in 2004 and has worked as both a commercial and residential sales representative which gives her an additional level of insight into the transaction process.


Jesseca-Lynn Clarke

Jesseca is a recent college graduate from Georgian College. Jesseca completed the two-year law clerk program in April 2016. Jesseca began working for Elliott & Elliott in June and is excited to learn and grow professionally with the team.


Testimonials

Clients

Real Estate Clients

“I contacted Shari Elliott regarding a problem I was having with inaccurate information being included in the listing and real estate agents brochure. She provided me with clear, concise advice which provided me with the information I needed to proceed. She did not charge me for her assistance. I was truly impressed and it renewed my faith in the legal profession. If I need a lawyer in her field in the future I will definitely contact her. – Tony.”

“My wife and I could not be happier with your staff and how our deal was handled. Thank you.” – A. Barnett

“Shari Elliott is the real estate lawyer that I used to purchase my first home. It was an exciting time but came with a lot of stresses as well. Every step of the house hunting process, from the viewings to the agreement, was new. Then I learned that there is another process to go through with the lawyers. Shari completed the legal process smoothly and made my interests and questions a priority. She explained all the documents that I was signing and was able to work around my schedule for our meetings. I will always remember how easy she made the purchase transaction.” – Andrew

“Your client-centered approach was appreciated and unique in my experience. You were flexible to my schedule, efficient and most importantly, effective. Thank you.” – Ron

“I hired Elliott & Elliott to act on my behalf for both the sale of my old home and the purchase of my new home.  With their excellent organization, the staff turned a normally stressful process into one that was completely simple and hassle-free! Mrs. Elliott went above and beyond my expectations by meeting with me in my home so that my elderly and disabled mother did not need to make the trip to her office in order to sign the necessary paperwork! Thank you Elliott & Elliott for helping to make my move so smooth!” – Elise

“Sarah from Elliot & Elliot was professional, friendly, and very helpful through out the purchase and sale of my home. I would highly recommend their services, as they really focus on making your experience as worry free as possible.” – Ryan

“My husband and I recently purchased a house in Barrie and since we were new to this area I asked our real estate agent to suggest a few lawyers that we could call.  We picked Elliott and Elliott and I was so glad we did.  They were so pleasant and down to earth that we felt right at home with them from the beginning. Our purchase and sale transactions closed (at separate times) without a hitch, as Shari and the staff at Elliott & Elliott were fully prepared ahead of time. I have already passed their name around to family members and friends that should anyone require a lawyer they are an excellent choice and very reasonable. Will definitely deal with this law firm in the future.” – Patricia

Municipal Clients

“Throughout the time that we worked together, I found Mrs. Elliott to be hardworking, versatile and professional. Mrs. Elliott provided legal services from real estate transactions, to drafting agreements to providing general legal advice. The quality of her work was always excellent and professional. The legal advice and opinions were straight forward and in easy to understand language and were always completely in a timely manner. Mrs. Elliott took the time to familiarize herself with her clients in order to provide services that went above and beyond legal services. Mrs. Elliott ensured that files were followed through to completion and worked to ensure that files were closed in a reasonable time frame.”

“We have been very pleased with the work that Shari Elliott of Elliott & Elliott has done for our municipality. One of the great things about Elliott & Elliott, and their staff, is their customer service. They are very efficient, your emails and calls get quick responses, they are very knowledgeable and provide excellent service. All of our concerns are dealt with in a very timely and professional manner. It has been a pleasure to work with Shari and I would highly recommend Shari and her firm as your legal counsel.”

“Shari has provided us with strong representation on some very complex matters. She grasps concepts quickly and takes direction from her clients providing the legal advice necessary to manage the file to resolution.”- Kathy

“For the past 10 years I have been interacting with Shari Elliott in a professional capacity on several files and issues. I remain impressed with her knowledge and practical approach to very complex issues.” – Municipal Regulator

Environmental Clients

“Words cannot express the gratitude and satisfaction on a job well done. Excellent knowledge of environmental law and always thinking ahead.”

“In the spring of 2012, I became aware of an abandoned petroleum tank on my property in Orillia. After consultation with my lawyer, he suggested that I contact that firm of Elliott and Elliott in Barrie since they were experienced in the field of environmental concern; my contact was Shari Elliott. Shari was able to see the situation resolved over a period of a few months whereby both property owners shared the cost of removal. Shari was able to accomplish this in a non-confrontational way. Fortunately, soil testing done at the time of removal did not indicate a pollution problem. Shari involved me in the process of negotiating with the other party, which kept her fee to a minimum. I would highly recommend Elliott and Elliott as a firm experienced in resolving environmental issues.” – G. E. Swales

Contract Clients

“We have used Shari Elliott on many occasions. The entire firm, and staff, are a pleasure to deal with. They are easy to talk to and very knowledgeable whenever we need assistance. We receive sound advice and we are extremely pleased with the process and the results. We recommend their services, without hesitation.”

“I found the law office of Elliott & Elliott to be very professional, and I was extremely pleased with the work they did on my behalf. I would not hesitate to use them again.”

Real Estate Law

Linda Loftus, Commercial Real Estate

“Shari is my greatest discovery this year. Shari took on a project that had a deadline of yesterday. Shari had to start from scratch, work on a short turn around and tie down a significant number of parties to the transaction. The client that i referred to Shari was as impressed with the turn around as i was. She is on my speed dial!”

Brian Madigan, Real Estate Broker

“Shari is a very experienced and clever counsel, with a strong attention to detail. She is an ultimate strategist and I would be pleased to recommend her in the environmental, municipal and real estate fields of law.”

Alex Howarth, Mortgage Agent

“I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Sarah Doherty-Scala for the excellent work with closing a transaction for my Military transfer client’s. She acted in the most professional and calm manner at a time when everyone was panicking. She was able to close on time and she kept all parties and myself informed throughout the entire process. Shari, you have a very dynamic and hardworking team at Elliott & Elliot Barristers and Solicitors. My experience with you and your team over the past few years has been a great experience and I look forward to working with you again soon.”

Sandra Rehling, Sales Representative, Century 21 B. J. Roth Realty Ltd.

“How do I put to words what I have experienced within the last year of my dealings with Elliott & Elliott. Professionalism, diligence, attention to detail, are a few to start. No matter who you deal with at Elliott & Elliott you are getting the highest degree of service. You are made to feel as number one and that all your needs will be met. You are left with a feeling that all your best interests are covered. When dealing with Elliott & Elliott you are guaranteed excellence in all aspects of the Real Estate transaction. Shari provides you with support that shows she has gone the extra mile. Not only does Shari complete the transaction with excellence but she takes the time to make sure everyone understands the complicated details. I am grateful that I have connected with your firm. I know my clients will receive a lawyer beyond all expectations.”

Neil Bayley-Hay, Sales Representative, Re/Max Chay Realty Inc.

“Shari is outstanding!!! She never hesitates to give me advice when needed, which is typically when time is of the essence.  Our clients are always impressed with the level of attentiveness they experience.  She is very knowledgeable and is always willing to go above and beyond when the circumstances require it…Not something you see every day from a Lawyer. Thanks for all you do to make my life easier Shari!”

Brandon Schmidt, Broker, Re/Max Chay Realty Inc. 

“I have been lucky to work with Shari to help with the real estate transaction. Shari and her team listen carefully to your needs and concerns. They respond to questions almost immediately and address problems very effectively and efficiently. Shari and her team are easy to work with and appreciate their customers. They go out of their way to make sure your real estate transaction goes smoothly.”

Mark Pauli, Manager of Brokerage, Re/Max Chay Realty Inc.

“Shari Elliott is a trusty source for real estate agents. She regularly attends at our office and provides education to our agents keeping them posted on what is happening in real estate law and providing ways to improve the agents services to their clients. Shari is ready and willing to take calls from her real estate agent referral sources to ensure real estate clients are well served from the start of the process to the very end.”

George Nagel, Sales Representative, Re/Max Chay Realty Inc. 

Using a great Real Estate lawyer is a key component to the buying and selling process. Don’t place the biggest transaction of your life in just anyones hands.  Our clients often ask us to refer them to a real estate lawyer that we trust. That’s where Shari Elliott and her team at Elliott & Elliott Barrister and Solicitors come in!

Kyla Vavala, Sales Representative, Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. 

“I would like to say that Shari is one of the most ‘down to earth’ lawyers I have ever met. She is always quick to reply to questions in common language and with accurate information. This quick response can save HUGE problems down the road. I have referred many happy clients to her and I also use her services personally. Thanks for all of your help over the years Shari!”

Environmental Law

Melissa King, Manager, Geoenvironmental Services

“Shari is a very knowledgeable environmental lawyer who I often call for advice and to obtain her insight. She ‘knows her stuff’ and when dealing with environmental issues, you need someone very qualified. Shari is that person!”

Barrie Business Owner

“The issues surrounding environmental law are frustrating and complex, especially when they directly affect the value of real estate. Shari uses her vast knowledge and connections to plow through the requirements needed to resolve problems, and gets the job done. Furthermore, she is able to combine the real estate side of the law, specifically pertaining to the future protection of the client where the environmental concerns need to be disclosed and addressed. What more could you ask for?”

Colleagues

Lisa James, Lawyer

“I’ve known Shari for almost twenty years, having worked with her early in my legal career. Shari is highly motivated, capable and has a keen awareness of the importance of client service. You can trust that she will handle your legal matters with expedience and professionalism.”

H. Valleau, Previous Employee & Mentee

“I was initially introduced to Shari in 2010 when I worked for her as a summer student. After being exposed to her diverse legal practice and viewing the professional way in which she conducted herself and engaged in relations with her clients, I became determined to pursue a career in the legal field. Shari has acted as my mentor over the past 6+ years and has ultimately inspired my decision to become an environmental lawyer.  Shari is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and constantly strives to please her clients, which are traits that I can only hope to embody if I ever have a practice of my own.”

E. Brohm, Colleague

“Met Shari Elliott in my first year of law school when Shari took on the role as my Mentor. I immediately discovered how fortunate I was to be working with Shari. She is a leader in her areas of practice and has valuable connections all across Ontario. Shari has not only advanced my knowledge of the law but has emphasized the importance of providing quality and timely customer service to clients and has also highlighted fundamental business practices. Shari is passionate about the value of mentorship to our community and goes above and beyond her duties. She will remain a valuable resource and friend throughout my career.”

Co-Op Student

“I got the pleasure of coming under the teaching of Elliott & Elliott law firm for my work field placement. Wow, what a great two and a half weeks!  Everyone in the office was a pleasure to work with.  I felt welcomed from my first day on the job.  Although I had just come from my two years of training at Georgian College in the Law Clerk program, I still had much to learn.  I am so very grateful for the time that everyone took out of their busy schedules to teach me the ins and outs of real estate law practices.  Everyone was always willing to find the tasks that I could do, and I was always able to go to anyone with my questions.  I came out of my 84 hours of training with my eyes opened and felt so much more confident to go into any law office job.  Thank you, Elliott & Elliott team, for a great experience!”