Muscote Bay – Prince Edward County

About Mayeski Mathers | LLP

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Our People





  • The Firm

    Mayeski Mathers LLP is a full service firm committed to providing clients with excellent and practical legal services with integrity.


    Ideally situated between Toronto and Ottawa, Mayeski Mathers LLP services clients not only locally in the Prince Edward County region, but also in the Greater Toronto Area and in Eastern Ontario. The firm also maintains an office in downtown Toronto for non-real estate matters.


    Mayeski Mathers LLP offers a wide range of legal services, including real estate,
    wills and estates, employment and human resources law, construction law, corporate/commercial law and dispute resolution. The firm provides virtual
    in-house legal services on a fixed fee basis to organizations that would benefit from having in-house legal counsel, but who cannot afford or do not require a full-time in-house lawyer. The firm is also recognized for the work it does on behalf of the wine, craft beer and spirits industries and is a Wine Council of Ontario Trade Supplier Member.


    The firm is committed to the Prince Edward County community and sponsors many local events and organizations, including, Art in the County, the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, the Prince Edward County Music Festival, Festival Players, the CLiC Photo Show, the Prince Edward County Authors Festival, the Prince Edward County Soccer Association and the Prince Edward County Minor Hockey Association.


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  • Our Approach

    Our firm provides our clients with the best possible solutions to suit their particular situations. We listen to our clients; we understand their issues, goals and objectives; we keep them informed and craft the appropriate strategy for each unique issue they face.


    Mayeski Mathers LLP strives to obtain the most advantageous results for our clients and responds to their specific needs in the most cost-effective way possible.
    Our Virtual In-House Legal Services that is offered to businesses and other organizations is just one example of how we strive to help our clients succeed
    by providing predictable, flat-fee services.

Areas of Practice

Real Estate (Picton Office Only)

Mayeski Mathers LLP acts on behalf of clients in a wide range of real estate
matters including:

• Purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties

• Condominium sales and purchases

• Mortgage financing

• Mortgage enforcement

• Land Development – site plan agreements, subdivision agreements

• Land Division – severance and zoning

• Electronic Transactions – province-wide


Please note that the firm does not provide real estate services from its Toronto office.



Mayeski Mathers LLP is uniquely equipped to assist clients with all of their estate needs, including estate planning and the drafting of wills and trusts, and estate administration.


The firm also represents clients in estate, trust and capacity disputes, including will challenges, will interpretations, power of attorney disputes, dependant support claims, guardianship applications and elder law issues.


Alexandra Mayeski also acts as a mediator in disputes involving estate and guardianship matters and has also acted in the capacity of Estate Trustee
during Litigation.

Employment & Human Resources Law

Mayeski Mathers LLP acts for both employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship, from reviewing or drafting employment contracts, wrongful/constructive dismissals, human rights, workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety matters.


The firm provides ongoing advice to clients to ensure compliance with all statutory and common-law requirements governing workplaces. Mayeski Mathers LLP also advises unionized employers on collective bargaining issues.


Our lawyers are also available to perform workplace investigations and provide workplace training on a variety of human resources issues.

Construction Law

Mayeski Mathers LLP acts for all of the players within the “construction pyramid”, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design/engineering professionals. We assist in negotiating and drafting contracts tailored to the client’s needs and we act as a resource during the design and construction of a project, on contract interpretation issues, construction lien or bonding issues and other disputes that may arise, with the goal of quickly resolving those issues to ensure a timely and satisfactory completion of the project.


When disputes arise out of a construction project, Philip Bender is also available
to act as a mediator to find resolutions in a quick and cost-effective way.


Corporate and Commercial

Mayeski Mathers LLP provides advice to businesses on a wide range
of corporate and commercial law matters including:

• Provincial and Federal Incorporations

• Canadian Controlled Private Corporations

• Not-for-profit Corporations

• Charities

• Corporate Changes

• Business Purchase and Sale

• Asset and Share Purchase and Sale

• Contracts

Access to Information/Privacy

Mayeski Mathers LLP advises clients in the public, private and broader public sectors on access to information and privacy issues under the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), as well as the federal Access to Information Act and Privacy Act. The firm advocates on behalf of their clients before regulators and in the Courts when matters are judicially reviewed.


Mayeski Mathers LLP has acted for a number of institutions covered by the legislation, including hospitals, school boards, municipalities, boards of health
and universities. It has also acted for third parties resisting disclosure of their sensitive business information, including those in the pharmaceutical industry,
the construction industry, the entertainment industry and national defence.

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Mayeski Mathers LLP is passionate about the promotion of Ontario’s wine, craft beer and craft distillery industries and has a keen interest in the legal issues that these heavily-regulated industries face. The firm is a Wine Council of Ontario Trade Supplier Member.


Alexandra Mayeski is a Professional Affiliate of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) and has provided advice to wineries on trade, regulatory and land planning issues. She has also spoken about the legal barriers affecting the marketing of Canadian wine, including amendments to the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act and other provincial laws that affect wine, beer and spirits.


Health Law

Alexandra is “Of Counsel” to Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP (DDO), a prominent boutique health law firm in Toronto,
and provides litigation services to DDO clients.


DDO provides legal services to health care organizations across Ontario, including hospitals, shared services organizations, community health centres, Community Care and Access Centres, long-term care homes and Family Health Teams.


Advocacy/Dispute Resolution

Mayeski Mathers LLP advocates on behalf of its clients in a wide range of litigation matters including, estate, trust and capacity litigation, corporate and contract disputes, property disputes, employment and human resources disputes, construction disputes and family law matters.


Mayeski Mathers LLP represents clients before the Courts, as well as before regulatory boards and tribunals. The firm also has experience advocating for clients through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, such as mediation and arbitration, which can be effective and cost efficient ways to resolve disputes.


Alexandra Mayeski acts as a mediator in disputes involving estate and guardianship matters. Philip Bender acts as a mediator in disputes involving employment/human resources, and construction matters.


Family Law

Mayeski Mathers LLP represents clients in a variety of family law matters.
We provide legal advice in the following areas of family law, including:

• Adoption

• Contested and Uncontested Divorces

• Domestic Contracts, including Cohabitation Agreements, Marriage Contracts and Separation Agreements

• Custody and Access
• Spousal and Child Support Claims
• Children's Aid Matters

• Reproductive Law

Criminal Law

Mayeski Mathers LLP provides legal representation in connection with provincial offences matters (including offences under the Highway Traffic Act), and Criminal Code charges, including impaired/over 80, sexual assault, theft and drug possession.

Paralegal Services

Mayeski Mathers LLP is committed to providing affordable legal services to its clients. Lindsay Dunn as the firm’s paralegal is able to deal with a variety of legal issues at less cost than engaging a lawyer. She has trial experience and offers representation to clients in Small Claims Court matters, Provincial Offences matters, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals, such as the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Virtual In-House Legal Services

Mayeski Mathers LLP understands that businesses need predictability with respect
to their operational costs. We also recognize that businesses require legal advice
on a wide variety of matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, human resources issues, corporate matters and legal compliance. Often businesses do not have the means to hire an “in house” lawyer to work for them directly and find that legal costs based on a billable hourly rate is cost prohibitive.


Mayeski Mathers LLP has created an affordable and predictable flat fee retainer program to addresses these issues for businesses. Every business has different needs, therefore, the firm will work with businesses to assess their legal needs and create a monthly retainer plan that makes sense for the client. This retainer plan will allow the client to contact the firm about a variety of legal issues they are facing at any given time for a flat monthly fee.

Please contact either Philip Bender (
or Alexandra Mayeski ( for more details.



The lawyers at Mayeski Mathers LLP are strong believers in the benefits of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, rather than having matters determined before the Courts which can be more costly and take years to be completed. They have participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations on behalf of their clients.


Mediation is an opportunity for parties to reach a resolution on their own with the assistance of a neutral third party mediator. The mediator is not a judge, but can facilitate a resolution between the parties. While mediators cannot provide legal advice, they can provide input as to the strengths and weaknesses of each of the parties’ positions. It is helpful to engage mediators who have experience in the particular issues the parties face. Parties who engage in mediation must be willing
to compromise and negotiate in good faith. The discussions at mediation are confidential and cannot be used against them later on should the mediation not result in a settlement. Mediation is mandatory in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor,
but voluntary in other areas of the province.


Alexandra Mayeski acts as a mediator in estate and guardianship matters. Philip Bender acts a mediator in employment/human resources, and construction matters.

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Alexandra V. Mayeski

Alexandra combines strong communication and analytical skills with sound judgment when acting on behalf of her clients.


While she maintains a broad legal practice, Alexandra focuses mainly on wills and estate matters, access to information and privacy litigation, professional liability (LawPRO), as well as advocacy on behalf of the wine industry. She has appeared before all levels of the Ontario courts, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals. She has represented clients in trials, arbitrations, adjudications, mediations and appeals.


Prior to moving to Prince Edward County, Alexandra worked at Evans Sweeny Bordin LLP, a well-known litigation boutique in Hamilton, at Heenan Blaikie LLP, a national Bay Street law firm in Toronto, and most recently at Dykeman Dewhirst O’Brien LLP (DDO), a health law boutique firm, as Senior Litigation Counsel. Alexandra continues to maintain her relationship with DDO in an “of counsel” role and provides litigation advice to the firm’s clients.


Alexandra is currently on the panel list of outside counsel for the Ontario Public Guardian and Trustee and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Law Section. She is also a member of the Hastings County Law Association.


After being “weekenders” for a number of years, Alexandra and her husband, Philip, decided to live full-time in Prince Edward County and in so doing, they have eliminated hours of commuting to and from work, spend more time with their two children and have a better quality of life. When not practising law, you will usually find Alexandra horseback riding.

Alexandra can be contacted at


Shelagh Mathers

Shelagh has been practicing law for over 25 years, all of which has been in beautiful Prince Edward County. She has seen much change in the County
over the years and is very aware of the issues this region faces.


Shelagh is committed to providing practical valuable legal services to her clients. Her practice focuses primarily on real estate, including land development.


She is active in her community, a supporter of the diverse and flourishing arts and music scene, and she currently sits on the Board of the Prince Edward County Radio Corporation.


When not practising law, Shelagh can be found trying to play her banjo
and guitar, riding her bike, or paddling her kayak.


Philip E. Bender

Philip maintains a broad legal practice with specialities in construction matters, employment and human resources issues (including workers’ compensation, human rights and occupational health and safety), corporate and commercial matters, and contract drafting. Philip has extensive experience before various administrative tribunals and has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Provincial Court.


Prior to joining the firm, Philip was General Counsel to North America Construction (1993) Ltd. (NAC); a national construction company. In this role, he provided advice and guidance on contractual disputes, employment issues and corporate governance. He has negotiated multi-million dollar design-build, lump-sum, unit price and guaranteed maximum price contracts for major infrastructure projects across Canada. As a result of initiatives introduced, NAC has reduced the legal issues and the dependence on the internal legal department and this has allowed Philip to join Mayeski Mathers LLP to take on other client matters while he continues to act in his General Counsel role to NAC through the Virtual In-House Legal Services program.


Prior to moving “in-house”, Philip’s practice focussed on employment and labour issues and civil litigation at a well-known employment and labour boutique firm in Toronto, a national law firm in Ottawa and one of the largest Hamilton law firms. Philip also brings experience and perspective to his practice garnered from a prior career as a Policy Analyst with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.


Philip moved to Prince Edward County with Alexandra and their two kids to escape the city life. In his spare time, Philip can be found riding his motorcycle on County roads.


Lindsay Dunn

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Contact Us

Prince Edward County Office


6 Talbot Street, Ste. 4,
Picton, ON K0K 2T0


272 Main Street,
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0


T: 613.476.2733

F: 613.476.6064

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Mayeski Mathers LLP is committed to providing clients
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