Welcome to Vintage Law

Vintage Law is an Ottawa-based firm specializing in Real Estate, Wills & Estates, and Corporate & Commercial Law. Notary and Commissioner of Oaths services are also available.

At Vintage Law the focus is to make your legal experience as smooth as possible. We strive to maintain classic "vintage" values of respect and compassion while simultaneously providing reliable and dependable services throughout your legal endeavour.

Our Goal is to maintain superior levels of efficiency and quality service while guiding you through your file.

We aim to make the process as stress-free and convenient as possible and will gladly accomodate meetings at either of our office addresses. Virtual meetings may also be available, please contact us to confirm whether this option would be suitable for your particular file.

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Practice Areas


Residential Real Estate

  • Home purchase and sale transactions, including condominiums, new home development, investment properties and cottages
  • Mortgage refinance transactions
  • Private mortgage refinancing transactions
  • Transfers of title
  • Drafting and reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale

Commercial Real Estate

  • Commercial real estate purchase and sale transactions
  • Commercial refinancing
  • Drafting and reviewing Agreements of Purchase and Sale

Wills & Estates

  • Preparation of Last Will and Testament
  • Preparation of Powers of Attorney
  • Applications for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (Probate Applications)
  • Estate Planning

Corporate & Commercial

  • Business purchase and sale transactions
  • Forming Incorporations
  • Minute Book preparation and updates

Notarial Services & Commissioner of Oaths

    Courtney Smith Portrait

    Courtney Smith

    Barrister & Solicitor

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    Courtney was born and raised in Ottawa and attended Carleton University where she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Psychology. While completing her undergraduate degree she competed on and was the Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team.

    She then moved to England to complete a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Leicester where she continued to compete on both the basketball and equestrian teams. Prior to founding Vintage Law she was an associate at an Ottawa firm following her call to the Bar of Ontario.

    Courtney appreciates the small firm environment which allows for closer personal relationships and provides a team atmosphere where the focus can remain on the clients and their needs. She aims to make what can often be intimidating legal processes relaxed and comfortable while providing professional and courteous services to clients.

    In her spare time she is a devoted athlete and enjoys participating in various sports. She loves to travel and is always looking forward to the next adventure.

    Mariève Boivin Portrait

    Mariève Boivin

    Barrister & Solicitor

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    Mariève is an associate at Vintage Law who practices primarily in the area of real estate and also in wills & estates. Prior to joining the firm, she gained invaluable experience in family law, which allows her to provide value added service to her clients. Mariève takes a practical approach to her practice and is committed to making the process simple and efficient for her clients.

    Born and raised in Ottawa, Mariève obtained her Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law before being called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018.

    Prior to law school, she completed her undergraduate degree also at the University of Ottawa and earned an Honours B.A. in History.

    Outside the office, Mariève enjoys living an active lifestyle. She can often be found participating in various sports and exploring walking trails with her dog.

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    Sarah Ashford

    Law Clerk

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    Sarah grew up in Ottawa and attended Carleton University where she completed a Bachelor of Arts desgree in Psychology. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked with women within the Criminal Justice System and those struggling with Addictions and Mental Health.

    She then moved to the town of Prescott, Ontario to raise her children closer to family. She continued her education with a Diploma in the Law Clerk Program from Algonquin College.

    Prior to joining Vintage Law, she worked with Courtney at her previous firm, as well as a small firm in Prescott.

    Sarah enjoys the friendly and personable environment a small firm offers and enjoys a team atmosphere which focuses on a collaborative approach to client needs. She aims to provide a friendly and professional environment while assisting clients with their Real Estate needs.

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    Chris Milburn

    Office Administrator

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    Chris joined the Vintage Law team in 2020 and assists in managing the real estate transactions to ensure they run smoothly from beginning to end. Chris brings a wealth of experience to the firm from his background as a teacher and as an owner/operator of a landscaping business.

    He attended Queen's University and the University of Ottawa where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Social Science and played varsity football.

    He then completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, and following teachers' college, taught in the Ottawa area for 15 years.

    Outside of the office, Chris loves spending time with his family and enjoys taking his dog Maverick for long walks. He can often be found getting his hands dirty gardening.