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Meet The Team

IT’S OUR PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Our Mission

To serve the needs of our clients above all else – their best interest is our priority
and at the heart of everything that we do.

Management Team

Barry Paquette

Barry Paquette

barry@paquettetravers.com

One of our team of outstanding legal professionals, Barry was called to the Bar in 1972 and has been practicing at all levels of the Ontario Courts including the Court of Appeal and Divisional Court.

Barry is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Family Law dealing with divorce, custody, support and property.

A current member of the Collaborative Family Law Association of Waterloo , Barry has also been vice-chair for Anselma House, a home for abused women and their children as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Big Sisters.

Don Travers

Don Travers

don@paquettetravers.com

Don graduated from Queen’s University after obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 1972 before being called to the Bar in 1974 and has practiced in many legal sectors including commercial and residential real estate, corporate law, commercial and bank financing, franchising, and wills and estates.

He is a community leader involved in numerous community organizations. He was elected to the City of Kitchener Council in 1979 and the Waterloo Regional Council in 1981 to 1989.

He served as Chair of the Finance Committee of both the City of Kitchener and the Region of Waterloo during most of his terms on council.

Brian Mayes

Bryan M. Mayes

Please Welcome Bryan M. Mayes,
The Newest Lawyer To Join Paquette Travers

Bryan completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University and his law degree at the University of Windsor. Bryan was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. He initially began his practice focusing predominantly on residential and commercial real estate and corporate law at a well-respected local Hamilton Law Firm. He has continued to develop a keen interest in these particular practice areas. Bryan proudly joined Paquette & Travers Professional Corporation in 2017.

Bryan currently focuses his practice on residential and commercial real estate law. He is able to practice throughout the Golden Horseshoe and is able to assist clients on all aspects of real estate law. Bryan is aware of the complexities and nuances of real estate law and understands the importance of thorough and thoughtful representation when entering into any agreement with respect to real property. Bryan also practices corporate law and estate planning.

Bryan is currently a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Waterloo Law Association, the Halton Law Association and the Hamilton Law Association.

David McKenna

David McKenna

A Great New Lawyer Who Joined Paquette Travers In July,
David McKenna

David received his Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law in 2010, after completing his honours undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo in 2007. While at Western David worked as a legal research assistant for Professor Richard H. McLaren, one of Canada’s leading business law professors. During law school David also volunteered with the Pro Bono Students Canada Family Law Project and competed in several moots and contract drafting competitions including the Lerners LLP Cup, the Cherniak Cup and the Harrison-Pensa LLP Contract Drafting Competition.

David was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011, after articling with a prominent regional law firm in London, Ontario. David has experience working in-house in Toronto with one of Canada’s largest insurance companies, in addition to practicing labour and employment law with a boutique firm also in Toronto.

David was raised in Kitchener-Waterloo and in 2015 he move back to the KW area to practice with a well-known regional firm. While working for this firm David practiced corporate law, real estate law, estate planning and labour and employment law.

David joined Paquette & Travers in 2017 as an associate practicing in real estate law and estate planning. David is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Waterloo Law Association.

When not at the office David spends his time following one of England’s most successful football clubs, playing snooker, golfing and watching Ireland fall just short of World Cup qualification.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Contact any of our administrative staff toll-free 1-877-744-2281 plus the extensions listed below:
Diane Fisler

Office/HR
Manager

Diane Fisler
Sue Nagel

Real Estate
Manager

Sue Nagel
Jennifer Speers

Family Law
Manager

Jennifer Speers
Mary Thompson

Executive Assistant to Donald Travers and Marketing

Mary Thompson
Karen Gratzer

Event Coordinator and Marketing

Karen Gratzer
Landa Baumgartner

Corporate Law Clerk/Senior Law Clerk for Wills & POAs

Landa Baumgartner
Tanya Holbrook

Wills and Estates Law Clerk

Tanya Holbrook

CONTACT US: 1 (877) 744-2281