Paquette Travers was founded in 1981, and over the last 40 years, we have worked diligently to gain the trust of our clients and have become one of the highest volume real estate firms in Ontario.
Bryan Mayes and Nathan Spaling joined the partnership of Paquette Travers in 2018. They joined Don to make Paquette Travers a leader in the real estate industry.
We have offices in Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and Milton. Call us to schedule an appointment.
Don graduated from Queen’s University after obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 1972 before being called to the Bar in 1974. He has practiced in many legal sectors, including commercial and residential real estate, corporate law, commercial and bank financing, franchising, 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 from 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 the council.
Bryan M. Mayes
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 in 2017.
Bryan currently focuses his practise on residential and commercial real estate law. He can practice throughout the Golden Horseshoe and assist clients in all aspects of real estate law. Bryan is aware of the complexities and nuances of real estate law. He understands the importance of thorough and thoughtful representation when entering into any agreement concerning 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.
Nathan completed his college diploma in Social Service Work at Mohawk College (Hamilton) before he completed his undergraduate degree at UOIT (Oshawa) and finally his law degree at the University of Windsor.
The leadership skills gained during his varsity hockey career, along with the community focus which is entrenched in his small-town roots, has translated into Nathan becoming a forward thinker in the way that business is conducted to ensure that both clients receive an exemplary/personable service experience and his professional obligations/standards are being satisfied.
Along with his practice areas in real estate, estates and private business corporate law, over the past two and a half years, he has embraced the role of an innovator as he has led a multidisciplinary team of experts, specialists and/or opinion leaders who have digitized certain legal processes (along with community partners such as the University of Waterloo) which initially improves the substitute-decision-making processes and other services provided for clients. In turn, this understanding puts Nathan in a great position to not only protect his clients who may have varying degrees of cognitive vulnerabilities or conditions but also to tap into this network in order to provide his clients with the best outcome and to advocate for other lawyers within the profession to prepare for the same awareness/sensitivity.
Among other things, Nathan is currently a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Waterloo Law Association, the Waterloo-Wellington Estate Planning Committee, Grand River Hospital – Grand Ride Committee Member – and currently lives with his family in Milton, where cycling/hockey is especially great.
Should you or someone you know have a legal question, a referral opportunity, similar interests or questions for Nathan, he welcomes the opportunity to reach out and speak to him.
Robert A. Sheldon
Robert completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), his Juris Doctorate at the University of Windsor and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. While at Windsor Law, he was the recipient of the 2011 Scotiabank award in Trusts and achieved the highest standing out of the 2011 University of Windsor Mediation Services Clinic interns.
After a distinguished career in public service, Robert decided to hang out a shingle and opened Sheldon Law, practising real estate, wills and powers of attorney and corporate law in Guelph, ON, with much success. In July 2022, Robert merged Sheldon Law with Paquette Travers.
There are three cornerstones of Robert’s practice: dependability, respectfulness and faithfulness. It is these tenets that drive his practice. Legal services must have value. Legal services must address your needs. And legal services must revolve around you. Providing an efficient experience that addresses your needs is his top priority.
As the newest member of the legal team at Paquette Travers, Tiffany completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology at Western University and her Business Administration Certificate at McMaster University. Following completing these programs, she attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University to obtain her Juris Doctorate at the Faculty of Law, taking a keen interest in real estate law, commercial law, Wills and Estates corporate tax law. Tiffany was ultimately called to the Bar in 2020 and joined Paquette Travers as an Associate in early 2021.
Working for the City of Mississauga, Tiffany gained experience in litigation and solicitor work. From drafting motions and pleadings to reviewing residential agreements of purchase and sale, she is excited to dive deeper into residential real estate and corporate law within the dynamic setting of Paquette Travers. Her previous experience working in other legal avenues and private practices will only contribute to her success with clients at the firm. Tiffany understands the values of collaborative work and always seeks to find the best results for her clients.
Tiffany is an advocate for animal welfare and is a sports enthusiast in her spare time – from fencing to volleyball to swimming; she enjoys the thrill of the competition! Tiffany is also proficient in conversational Cantonese and basic French.
Tiffany is looking forward to working with the team at Paquette Travers, meeting new clients and expanding her portfolio in the Waterloo Region, County of Wellington, Halton Region and beyond!
One of our team of outstanding legal professionals, Barry, was called to the Bar in 1972 and had 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 and a member of the Board of Directors for Big Sisters.
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Manager Of Business Development/Assistant Office Manager
Corporate Law Clerk/Senior Law Clerk For Wills & POAs