G.T.A. - 416-827-2272/ DURHAM REGION - 289-222-4444

About Us 

Darrel Hotz - D Hotz Law

My name is Darrel N. Hotz. I am a Toronto (GTA) area lawyer.

I am a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. I completed my Executive M.B.A. at The University of Toronto and have had my own private practice in Ontario for over thirty-five years. When you contact me with your legal issues and concerns, you are assured of my ongoing commitment to the highest quality of professional and ethical guidance.

We proudly serve clients in the G.T.A. as far east as Durham Region, and Halton Region to the west.

Legal Aid Certificates Accepted.

Our Areas of Practice


If you have legal questions or concerns in these areas of law, or in an area not shown here,

please contact us for a private and confidential consultation.

Clients employ Darrel Hotz – Barrister & Solicitor, as their general counsel and consult with him on a variety of matters with business implications. Darrel has established a respected, professional reputation from over 35 years of experience providing clear and concise legal advice.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Corporate law affects the needs and interests of shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, consumers, and other stakeholders.  This can encompass a wide range of legal services, including:

  • Advice and Representation
  • Agreements
  • Assessments
  • Miscellaneous other legal documents
  • Purchasers and sales of Businesses

For over 3 decades, Darrel N. Hotz has been helping the residents of Durham Region, Toronto, and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area with their real estate needs whether it be selling, purchasing or refinancing a home.

If you are accused of a criminal offence you have the right to a fair and vigorous defence and you also have the right to seek experienced counsel.

We provide legal defense of criminal charges such as:

  • Domestic Assault
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Parole/Probation
  • Restraining Orders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft and Shoplifting
  • Victims of Abuse or Fraud

Our firm can advise you in all manners of family law.

Family law services include:

  • Adoption
  • Child Custody/Access
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Contracts
  • Exclusive Possession of the Matrimonial Home
  • Grandparents’ Rights to Access
  • Marriage Contracts (Prenuptial Agreements)
  • Mediation
  • Mobility Rights
  • Paternity Agreements
  • Property Division
  • Restraining Orders
  • Sale of Property
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Variations of Prior Orders and Agreements

My approach to mental health legal issues is holistic.  I work with the full range of psychiatric care providers, from consultation to committeeship (defining mental incompetency), representing the best interests of my clients before all levels of the court. Mental health challenges should not be a barrier to fair legal representation. Legal aid certificates accepted.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Counsel can be provided in the preparation of the following documents:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration and Distribution
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts
  • Henson Trust (for children with disabilities)