Andriessen & Associates

Business Lawyers

OUR Team

Inga B. Andriessen
Senior Lawyer & Owner

Thirty years ago a blonde, newly Called lawyer with a degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, walked into an interview for a law job, instead was invited to start a law firm and she did. Since that start in 1993 Inga has been practicing exclusively in the field of Business Law. She describes her personal practice these days as 70% litigation and 30% drafting and Trademark work with a reputation for being aggressive, fair and professional. To make up for being a business lawyer, Inga has given back by volunteering as the Chair of the Ontario Justice Education Network Halton Committee until June of 2023.  Inga hosts a periodic podcast @IngaTalk where she shares information helpful to everyone from students to seasoned lawyers.

Inga also is Mentor Lawyer and subject Matter Expert for the Ryerson Law Practice Program and a frequent speaker in Osgoode Hall Law School’s “Beyond Bay Street” class. You’d think that after a day running the firm and volunteering, Inga would kick back with a Bourbon, Suits style and relax. That happens occasionally but you’re more likely to find her scuba diving, skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking, kayaking, camping or SUPing. Seriously – she has way too many sports she likes to do: focus in her off-work life is clearly not her strength!
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Robin K. Mann
Associate Lawyer

Robin, who is part Ninja, joined our firm in June 2018 having escaped from the practice of Family Law into the more interesting area (sorry family law lawyers, you know it’s true) of Business Law.  Robin’s Law Degree is from the University of Ottawa, where she survived the cold winters in one piece before returning to the Center of the Universe Canada.   Robin volunteers her time judging High School Mock Trial Tournaments as well as participating in charity adventures, such as the very long Ride to Conquer Cancer.  When not fighting it out in the Courtroom or negotiating in the Boardroom, she plays beach volleyball and enjoys working through any work-related aggressions by spiking the ball on unsuspecting opponents. 

Ariel Dorfman
Associate Lawyer

Ariel joined the firm on January 2, 2024.  Once we get to know him better, this space will be more interesting than it is now.

Murray Brown
Licensed Paralegal

Our pit-bull paralegal litigator has been kicking butt and taking names in Small Claims Court since 2001. Murray wasn’t content to just learn by doing, he is a 2004 graduate of the Sheridan Court and Tribunal Agent Program and in 2012 he obtained his Law Clerk Associate Certificate. When the Law Society of Ontario began licensing paralegals, Murray’s experience was evaluated by the Law Society and he was licensed as a grandfathered paralegal. In keeping with the firm’s culture of only working with interesting people, Murray breeds show Guppies in his off time. Yes, it’s a thing – Google it.

Christine Allan
Senior ILCO Certified Law Clerk

While the firm is called Andriessen & Associates, everyone knows Christine is actually the one who runs the firm. Since joining our team in 2001 Christine, who graduated from Durham College in 2000 from the 3 year Legal Assistant Program (honour roll) and since 2006 has been an associate member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, has risen up through the ranks from jr. legal assistant to Senior Law Clerk. Non-work Christine is a true hockey goalie Mom and we’re all glad she doesn’t use her goalie Mom voice in the Office!

Leah Dickie
ILCO Certified Law Clerk

Since 2018 Leah has been putting up with us, supporting our team in an administrative role.    Our firm’s passion for Business Law rubbed off on her and she triumphed over the very difficult Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) exams to become an official Law Clerk in May 2022.  Leah has a flair for theatrics which proved valuable in our firm’s Crime Mystery game and she has not lived down the fact that her character was the thief since the game ended.  T’was her !  Non-work Leah enjoys gaming and long, long, long walks.   Thankfully, she always walks back in the door when the weekend is done.

Sarah Alurralde
Legal Assistant

Sarah joined the firm on January 8, 2024.  Once we get to know her better, this space will be more interesting than it is now.

Dylan Coffey
Human Resources

Dylan joined our firm the summer of 2023 as a recruiter of new team members and moved into a more general HR role in 2024 onboarding new team members, creating job expectations and policies and responding to daily MS Teams requests that HR weigh in on firm behaviour. 

After work, Dylan’s HR voice tone is replaced by a different tone, as he cheers on the Buffalo Bills. Dylan makes up for his choice in NFL teams by supporting the Raptors and making excellent suggestions for firm lunch group orders ! 

Andriessen & Associates

Is a Business law firm located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are experienced lawyers who provide one stop Business legal advice, from drafting documents to aggressive litigation. Most of our services are on a flat fee basis, to allow Businesses to budget for legal work.

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