Sheppard & Gervais Law Office - Lawyers in Pembroke, Ontario, 19 Mar 2023 5:43:26 +0000en-us<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>, 19 Mar 2023 5:43:26 +0000We would love to hear from you please contact us by phone, email or by using the Contact Us Form below.

Sheppard & Gervais Law Office
290 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON
K8A 3K3

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p: 613-732-3621
f: 613-732-3594

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat. & Sun. Closed

*Please note:  We are closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm every day.

Sheppard & Gervais Law Office Contacts:

Ronald Gervais (Lawyer) -

Robert Sheppard (Lawyer) -

Ryan Paulsen (Lawyer) -

Vickyrae Burns (Real Estate) -

Cindy Reaume (Legal Assistant) -

Susan Kerr (Legal Assistant) -

Leslie Burke (Legal Assistant) -

Tanya Thibeau (Legal Assistant) -

<![CDATA[Home]]>, 19 Mar 2023 5:35:55 +0000Lawyers in Pembroke, Ontario

The Law Office of Sheppard & Gervais is a full service law office operating in the beautiful City of Pembroke.

Founded in the 1960s, our office has a deep history in the legal community of assisting clients with their legal needs in various areas of the law.

<![CDATA[Wills and Estates]]>, 17 Mar 2023 4:25:35 +0000A well thought out estate plan is essential to ensure that there is an orderly distribution of a persons assets at the date of their passing. It should come as little surprise that the government passed legislation long ago to address estate matters. The legislation differentiates between an individual passing away intestate (without a will) and testate (with a will). In the case of the former, the legislature has created a legislated set of rules for the distribution of a person's assets upon their passing. Obviously, such a distribution may not be what the deceased intended nor wished. This emphasizes one of the more important reasons why it is imperative that individuals take the time to meet with a legal professional and to clearly articulate what their wishes are upon their passing.

There are many topics that an individual ought to seriously consider and the experienced lawyers at Sheppard & Gervais are here to provided that legal advice on all of the relevant considerations. The applicable topics vary from individual to individual as the will ought to be drafted to address the specific needs of the individual. We will make detailed inquiries of the individual to ensure that all relevant considerations are addressed including, but not limited to issues arising from domestic contracts, whether there are dependents and many considerations unique to the individual.

One topic that must be addressed by the lawyer which is common to all individuals is the issue of who the individual wishes to appoint as the executor of their estate. An executor is a person who has the authority to carry out an individual's wishes as provided for in the balance of the will. This position can be onerous. It is often advisable to appoint an alternative person to act as the executor should first person predecease the individual whom the will is for (the testator). This decision is crucial.

In addition to necessity to have a well drafted will it is equally important to have proper, up-to-date Powers of Attorney. Powers of Attorney are documents that appoint an individual(s) to make decisions for the grantor should they be unable to make their own decisions. Proper planning is key!

<![CDATA[Areas of Practice]]>, 08 Nov 2022 2:49:01 +0000The law office of Sheppard & Gervais is a general practice law firm with a diverse law practice in order to serve the needs of our community.

With experience in most areas of the law, our office's primary areas of focus are real estate, wills and estates, corporate & commercial and litigation. Clients should not hesitate to contact our office for assistance as all client matters are addressed on a case by case basis regardless of the area of law.

<![CDATA[Corporate and Commercial]]>, 15 Dec 2020 5:31:43 +0000We would be happy to assist you and your business venture. We will explain the various methods of carrying on business and draft the necessary documents to achieve your goals of a successful business.

Whether starting a business or purchasing an ongoing business, it is important to obtain professional advice so that proper decisions can be made to ensure that your business is a success.

We at Sheppard & Gervais understand the different methods of carrying on business and work with our clients to select the proper business vehicle for them. Whether it is a sole proprietorship, corporation or partnership, we work with you on an ongoing basis.

<![CDATA[Real Estate]]>, 15 Dec 2020 8:18:11 +0000For most, purchasing a home is one of the most enjoyable times in their lives.  It is likely the biggest investment a client will ever make.

The knowledgeable team at Sheppard & Gervais understand and are well-suited to assist our clients with every aspect of their real estate transaction.  We help our clients understand the process from the initial Agreement of Purchase and Sale to the actual closing.

With over fifty years of combined experience, our lawyers can provide sound legal advice to ensure that the legal transaction is smoothly executed.  No question is too small for our team.

We are IRP/Brookfield approved and here to serve our military clients too!


Vickyrae Burns -

<![CDATA[Ronald H. Gervais]]>, 14 Jan 2020 10:03:18 +0000Ronald H. Gervais, B.A., LL.B.

Ron Gervais graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Windsor in 1993. He then attended the University of Ottawa and received an LLB in 1997. He was called to the Bar in 1999 in the Province of Ontario.

Articling at the boutique law firm of Marcus Parnega and McNamara specializing in insurance defence work Ron gained invaluable litigation experience. Upon completion of articles and having been called to the bar, Ron joined McCann & Sheppard which later became the current office of Sheppard and Gervais.

Ron practices in most areas of the law including real estate, wills and estates, corporate commercial matters, and litigation.

In addition to Ron's busy legal practice, he is presently the Deputy Mayor for the City of Pembroke and is a member of many boards and committees. Ron is currently the president of the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke and a director of the Ottawa Valley Historical Society (Champlain Museum) and a member of the Renfrew County Law Association.


290 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 3K3
p: (613) 732-3621
f: (613) 732-3594

<![CDATA[Robert B. Sheppard]]>, 02 Aug 2017 1:41:34 +0000Bob graduated from the University of Ottawa receiving his LLB in 1976.  He was called to the Bar in 1979 in the Province of Ontario and appointed Queens Counsel in 1993.

Upon having been called to the Bar, Bob has practiced with the law firm of McCann and Sheppard, later becoming the offices of Sheppard and Gervais ever since.  Bob's extensive litigation practice has seen Bob appear before every level of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.  Bob practices in most areas of the law including wills and estates, corporate commercial, and real estate.

Bob is a member of the Renfrew County Law Association, the founding President of the Kinsmen Court House for Men and Women, Past President of the Renfrew County Law Association has been involved in countless community initiatives and youth coaching positions.


290 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, Ontario, K8A 3K3
p: (613) 732-3621
Res: (613) 638-3166
f: (613) 732-3594

<![CDATA[Notary Public/Commissioner of Oaths ]]>, 27 Jul 2017 5:19:32 +0000At Sheppard & Gervais we are hear to assist you. We are qualified to commission and Notarize documents.

In Ontario, a Notary Public has all of the powers of a Commissioner of Oaths for taking affidavits, and can verify signatures and documents to be genuine and true. There are many instances where a person is required to call upon a Notary or a Commissioner of Oaths and we are here to assist you with either need should it arise.

<![CDATA[Litigation]]>, 27 Jul 2017 4:17:09 +0000General Litigation

Our team will advocate for you! From commercial litigation to personal injury, we are here to help.

Whether you have been injured as a result of a slip and fall, sustained injuries from a motor vehicle accident or are having difficulty navigating the Canada Pension Plan Disability/Ontario Disability Plan labyrinth, we at Sheppard & Gervais are here for you.

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