Dedicated to one client at a time
Socken Law was established to provide unparalleled and timely legal services to our clients in the areas of estate, capacity, and trust litigation, real estate and landlord and tenant law. At Socken Law, we understand that our clients are interested in receiving sound, clear and candid advice in as efficient and cost-effective manner as possible. Through keeping the lines of communication open throughout the entire legal process, we are able to foster an outstanding client service experience. . Our clients tell us that they value our client-centred attention and the dynamic and creative approach employed to solve all of their legal challenges. At Socken Law, we combine cutting edge knowledge of the law with strategic and prudent advice. And the result? Exceptional advice delivered in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
At Socken Law, we understand that our clients are not looking to make sense of complicated legal jargon. Rather, they expect that we will provide them with clear and sound advice. To this end, we look to provide our clients with solutions. Quickly. We also recognize the importance of ensuring compatibility between solicitor and client. With this in mind, we provide a free initial one half-hour consultation.
Allan H. Socken is the principal of Socken Law. Allan has extensive experience in the
areas of estate, capacity, trust and real estate matters. He also maintains a mediation practice.
Allan has become increasingly involved in matters pertaining to property conflicts and alternative dispute resolution and has written widely on this subject. He is the author of a number of papers, which include:
Allan also recently co-authored a paper entitled "Liability in the Administration of Pension Plans," which
was presented to pension advisors at ManuLife Financial.
Prior to founding his own firm, Allan articled and practised real estate law with Blaney McMurtry LLP and estate, trust and capacity litigation with Hull & Hull LLP.
Allan earned a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and a B.A. from York University. He later received his LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Allan serves as adjunct faculty in the course Theory & Practice of Mediation and Small Group Leader of the Landlord and Tenant Division of the Mediation Clinical Programme at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Allan is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, The Advocates' Society, and The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly.
Mediation is a highly lauded dispute resolution process, wherein the parties attempt [more] to resolve their conflict with the assistance of a neutral third party. With the high costs and uncertainty associated with litigation, mediation is an opportunity for the parties to reach their own solution, as opposed to a judgment being imposed on them by a court of law. [less]
Including Contested Wills and Will interpretation, Estate planning and administration, Trustee [more] disputes, Passing of Accounts, Power of Attorney litigation, Guardianship proceedings, Dependant Support claims and Family Law Act claims. [less]
Including Purchases, Sales, Mortgages, Commercial, Residential, Refinancing and Landlord/Tenant.[more]
For other areas in which we do not maintain a practice, prospective clients are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive referral base. [less]
Socken Law understands the importance of contributing to the strength and growth of the legal profession. To this end, we are looking to hire an articling student who is eager to learn and obtain in-depth knowledge in the areas of estate, capacity, trust, real estate and landlord and tenant law. Our articling student will be teamed with a mentor to help monitor the student's progress. To be considered for an articling position, please send your curriculum vitae, along with copies of transcripts from law school and undergraduate degree(s) and a covering letter to our address.
133 Berkeley Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario M5A 2X1