Ontario Bar, 1982
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Having articled at and practiced with OMH since his call to the Bar in 1982, Jarvis takes great pride in the profile and respect which the firm has developed and nurtured in the community over five decades. The excellence of the lawyers and staff of OMH, the collegiality and culture that they share and the fact that they respect and trust each other and enjoy working together combine to enable the firm to provide excellent and caring service to its clients and the community. This service excellence means that clients in the Halton region receive dedicated service from OMH across a range of specialties without having to go to Toronto or pay Toronto prices. And we have lots of free parking!
Jarvis practices in the areas of business and income tax law, as well as advising charitable, non-profit and church organizations. Of particular pleasure is working with the owners of businesses as part of their team. Many have been clients for more than thirty years and seeing them through the life cycle of their businesses from start up to sale or succession has been particularly satisfying. Jarvis has also had a specialized interest in the evolution of Canadian constitutional law and has written several articles and done much public speaking on the topic.
In the community, Jarvis has served on and chaired many boards, including the Oakville YMCA, the Crieff Hills Community, and the Oakville Enterprise Centre. He currently serves on the boards of the Halton Food Council and Team Unbreakable, an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide among youth. He is a past President of the Halton Law Association.
Personal time is dedicated to family and to keeping up with cycling, paddling (conventional and outrigger canoes), singing in church choir, and ongoing interest in architecture, baseball, theatre, films and travel.