Our Firm

About our Firm

Our Story

Merovitz Potechin LLP has been serving the personal and business needs of our clients for over 45 years. The firm was started by Chuck Merovitz in April 1976. In June 1978, Chuck invited Bram Potechin to join as a partner. Together, they have built the firm upon a foundation of exceptional legal advice and client service.

After 20 years in practice, the firm began a calculated period of growth to meet the developing needs of its clients in Ottawa. In 1996, Robert De Toni was hired to help expand the litigation department and in 1997, Timothy Grieve joined the firm to lead its business law team. Both Rob and Tim became partners. Merovitz Potechin continued to grow the partnership with the addition of real estate lawyer Eli Udell in 2018 and estate litigation lawyer Yasmin Vinograd in 2019. Real estate lawyer, Merredith MacLennan, joined the partnership in 2020, and corporate and wills and estates lawyer Mitchell Besner joined in 2021.

As of 2022, we have grown to a team of 18 lawyers and over 40 support staff. Every member of this firm is a valued member of our team. We support each other in both our professional and personal lives. We care deeply about our staff, clients, families and community.

Areas of Practice

Merovitz Potechin LLP is a multi-service law firm located in Ottawa, Canada, and we represent our clients in six core areas:

Our experienced team of lawyers are committed to asking the right questions so you obtain the best advice. We are responsive to your needs, and you can trust that we will give you the care and attention you deserve.

Learn more about our firm. Founding Partner (Retired) Chuck Merovitz, Partner Eli Udell and Managing Partner Yasmin Vinograd discuss why we are the referred to law firm, our people, how we help our clients and our firm values.

Our Core Values

Throughout the firm’s history, the partners have held integrity and giving back to the community as the foremost of their values. The law office has formally established five core values: integrity, caring, respect, teamwork and professionalism. We try to live these values in the workplace and in the way we do business, give advice and practice law. Our clients know that we care about them as people.

Client Care

Every client is different and requires individual attention and advice. Our commitment to you is to provide unwavering support and guidance every step of the way. We will get to know you and learn about your situation to help us explore your options with you. We will take a cost-effective approach and always put your best interests first.

Why ‘The Referred to Law Firm’?

Many of our clients are referred to us by satisfied clients and other professionals. The law firms that refer clients to us value our integrity and the way we practice. They consider us to be one of the top law firms in Ottawa.

Merovitz Potechin LLP has been recognized in the 15th and 16th Editions of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Law firms selected for The Best Lawyers™ are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

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Our Team

Learn more about our lawyers by clicking on the individual links below.

You can find a list of our Support Team members such as management, administration and law clerks here.

Contact Our Law Firm

Our office is located at 300-1565 Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario.

Learn more about how we can help you by arranging a consultation with one of our lawyers. Call us at 613-563-7544 or contact us online using the form below.

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