Graham Nichols is the senior, managing partner of Nichols Law Professional Corporation. Graham graduated from Queens University’s law program in 1981.
He was called to the Bar in 1983 and has been a lawyer in Markham since that time. During his career, Graham served as the President of the Markham Board of Trade (1988-1989), he was also the director of the Markham Stouffville Hospital from 1992 through 2001 and acted as the Board Chair in 2001.
Most recently, Graham was a director for the Centre for Dreams, a local registered charity, for nearly 8 years. He has been a director of numerous private business operations and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for several private businesses.
Graham has been a resident of Markham since 1963 and has maintained a law practice on Markham Main Street, since 1993.
Graham’s practice focuses on Estates Administration, preparation of Estate Planning, Real Estate Transactions and Corporate/Business law.
In his spare time, Graham enjoys taking motorcycle trips, traveling and playing golf.
Keith Nichols is a Partner at Nichols Law Professional Corporation. He obtained his law degree from Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2014.
He began his career in the legal field by articling at two highly renowned boutique law firms, gaining experience in the areas of Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Employment Law. Following his call to the Bar in 2016, he commenced working with his father and now business partner, Graham Nichols.
Keith’s focus-areas of practice are: Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Real Estate transactions (purchases/sales) and Corporate Commercial Law.
The experience Keith has gained from working in a multitude of different legal areas, has provided him with the ability to understand client’s questions and issues, taking into consideration the overlapping and intersecting areas of law that apply to each specific case.
“I don’t like looking at problems in a vacuum. In most cases, a problem or question has implications across multiple areas of law. It is important to always consider any concurrent, overlapping areas of law, when determining how to provide the best advice possible to clients.”
Keith’s strength stems from his ability to empathize and listen to his clients and their needs. He was born and raised in Markham, but pursued his post-secondary education abroad, studying in both Nova Scotia and Australia.
In his spare time, Keith enjoys staying active, traveling and playing guitar and piano.
When you first contact Nichols Law, you most likely will hear Stephanie’s voice. Stephanie is Nichols Law’s reception and our client first point of contact. Stephanie’s role is similar to that of a triage resource, Stephanie will assess your need or issue, gather your details, and promptly transfer you to the practice lead or clerk that can assist you with your specific need.
In addition to her duties of reception, Stephanie supports all three Nichols Law practice areas of estates and wills, business and real estate transactions. She works closely with Mary Competiello with client real estate files and with Diane Robb with estates and wills.
Lynn Fowler is Nichols Law’s business services practice clerk, and first point of contact for Nichols Law business clients. Lynn works directly with Keith and Graham on business law, corporate and commercial business needs. In addition to assisting and advising business, corporate and commercial clients, Nichols Law also services the needs of solo proprietors.
From incorporating your business, business restructuring, shareholder agreements, preparing your minute book, to amalgamating companies and more, Lynn understands the needs and issues of business. Lynn graduated from the Legal Administrative Assistant program at CDI College and then graduated on the Honour Roll from Paralegal program at CDI College in 2005.
Prior to working at Nichols Law, Lynn worked for a senior partner of a well-established law firm in Markham assisting with corporate, commercial and other matters.
Diane is a Law Clerk working in the Estates department at Nichols Law. Diane has been working with Graham for the past 15 years. During that time, she obtained her Law Clerk designation and most recently, graduated from a Law Society accredited Paralegal Education program and received her Paralegal diploma with distinction.
Diane works together with both Keith and Graham, assisting them with the preparation of clients’ Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Diane also has extensive knowledge and experience relating to the process for completing and filing Probate Applications. Her experience allows her to efficiently guide clients through the typical pitfalls and problems that arise with most estate administration matters.
Mary Competiello is the senior law clerk and primary contact for Nichols Law’s real estate practice. Mary has been working with Graham as a real estate clerk for over 20 years.
Acting on the direction and oversight of Keith and Graham Nichols, Mary manages your real estate transaction lifecycle from the beginning to the end.
Whether you are buying or selling your home, or refinancing a mortgage, Mary has been administrating and managing real estate transactions for many years and is very knowledgeable in this practice area.
Antonietta (Toni) is Nichols Law’s latest addition to its Real Estate Department. Toni has been working as a Real Estate Clerk for nearly 20 years. She joined Nichols Law at the beginning of 2018.
Toni works together with Mary Competiello, assisting clients with all stages of their real estate transactions. Toni has extensive experience in all aspects of residential real estate transactions, mortgages, refinances and private lending.
Toni works part-time, Mondays and Wednesdays of each week.