St Catharines property law Lawyer John Willey


Practice Areas




1978 - BA (Economics), University of Western Ontario
1981 - LL.B., University of Western Ontario
1983 - Call to Ontario Bar


905-346-0775 ext: 711

John C. Willey,

B.A. LL.B.


John has practiced with Chown, Cairns LLP since 1983.  

John's Real Property Law experience includes:
Residential, commercial, agricultural, recreational and public property transactions
Leasing, Licensing
Non-resident transactions
Estate transactions
Land severances
Municipal land use development
Receivership/bankruptcy transactions



John’s Wills & Estates experience includes: 

Will and trust drafting; Trusts for Special Needs Beneficiaries
Estate planning
Application of real property and corporate law to lifetime and testamentary asset use and transfers, and estate administration
Estate dispute resolution


John’s Corporate/Commercial & Business Law experience includes:

Business purchases and sales
Asset and share transactions
Incorporation and representation of businesses and not-for-profit corporations
Secured transactions
Negotiating and drafting contracts for services, sales, distribution, and agency
Licenses and Franchises




Professional Activities, Organizations, and Awards

Guest lecturer, seminar leader at public, private and university forums
Experience as Director on boards of private not-for-profit and for-profit corporations