Funeral and Cremation Law

Funeral and Cremation Law

Practice Group Members

Jennifer Lynch
Jennifer Lynch
416-369-3816
Jenny Pho
Jenny Pho
416-369-7809

Dale & Lessmann LLP regularly advises funeral directors, funeral establishments, cemetery operators and crematorium owners. In this specialized area of law, we endeavour to provide services which are as thoughtful and discreet as those which our clients offer to their own clients. That is our tradition. Currently, Ontario's funeral services profession is undergoing a great deal of change. During this period of transition, Dale & Lessmann LLP continues to stay abreast of arising issues and to support client needs. We have been involved in the start-up of a number of cremation facilities in Ontario and are often asked to help investors structure their affairs to meet both regulatory guidelines and practical goals. We frequently guide prospective facility owners through acquisitions and regulatory approval processes and we provide general legal advice with respect to operational matters, employment law, contracts, advertising and governmental relations. As new options for end of life care emerge and as alternative funeral and final disposition traditions gain increasing precedence, our lawyers are ready to advise funeral directors, funeral establishments, cemetery operators and crematorium owners with respect to the anticipated regulatory concerns, to help develop solutions and to provide straightforward ongoing advice with respect to best practices. If your cemetery, funeral establishment  or crematorium business demands experience, discretion and expertise, Dale & Lessmann LLP can help.