Bart is a partner with Shibley Righton LLP at the firm's Windsor office. Bart's diverse business law and estates practice focuses on establishing new and emerging businesses, corporate reorganizations, professional corporations, business agreements, business succession planning, commercial leasing and licensing, franchising, financing transactions for chartered banks and other lenders, will and estate planning, estate administration, as well as purchases, sales and financings of residential, multi-residential, commercial and industrial properties.
In addition to being a reliable and accessible resource to individuals, Bart is counsel to local owners and managers of private businesses and routinely provides them with the advice, support and information they require to operate successfully within their respective industries. He counsels his business clients on such matters as corporate structure and compliance matters, buying and selling businesses, financing, and asset protection through prudent tax and succession planning.
Since his call to the Ontario Bar in 2002, Bart has also developed extensive experience in estate planning, administration and related litigation, with a growing focus and expertise in complex estate plans, multi-jurisdictional asset and probate planning, contested wills and powers of attorneys, passing of account applications, trustee/executor appointments and removals, and guardianship applications.
A life-long resident of the area, Bart obtained his degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science (1996), his Bachelor of Laws (2001) and Master of Business Administration (2002), all from the University of Windsor.
In his spare time Bart enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. On rare occasions, he manages to assist as a coach of youth athletics and play some recreational hockey or golf. He is also director of multiple private companies and community organizations, as well as a lecturer in his areas of practice.
• Law Society of Upper Canada
• Essex Law Association
• Windsor Estate Planning Council (Executive Member and a Past President)
• Canadian Bar Association
• Ontario Bar Association