We are excited to announce our 2 new lawyers, Matt Chapman and Evaleen Hellinga! They have each quickly become an invaluable part of our growing team.

Matt brings to the firm great experience litigating employee claims, advising on complex executive comp matters and helping employers through workplace law crises and legal proceedings from hire to fire. After practicing a wider range of commercial and employment law matters in the first few years of his legal career, Matt has zeroed in on his passion – helping parties navigate through workplace disputes. His exceptional people skills and EQ drive creative, practical and thoughtful workplace solutions. Prior to law, Matt worked at a tech startup and has great instincts on how to integrate tech and automation into his day-to-day files. He hails from beautiful Bayfield and, given the benefit of our fully virtual firm, Matt works for SpringLaw from Fergus, Ontario. Clients and counsel alike love working with Matt and his calm, organized and tenacious approach to client services. So glad you’ve joined the team, Matt!

Evaleen joins us after a serious boot camp at the TDSB, working on the various union and workplace issues which all amped up in the pandemic era (as every parent out there already knows!). She knows her way around collective agreements, union dynamics, human rights matters and workplace disputes generally.  Evaleen is a born writer and has a knack for reducing complex legal concepts to plain-English, practical solutions. Prior to law, as a student, Evaleen worked part-time at a management consulting company and honed her organizational, and project management skills. She will no doubt impact our automation and workflows, to keep driving the tech-forward approach to our legal services. Raised in Waterloo, Evaleen now lives in Toronto. You’re a great addition to the team, Evaleen!