Bill Lockington

Partner

Telephone: (705) 742-1674 ext. 219
email: wlockington@llf.ca
Assistant: Sydney Bates
Assistant: Cindy Boyer
Assistant: Lynda Forbes
Assistant: Monique McStravick
Assistant: Jaclyn Robinson
Assistant: Tori Sweeney

Bill is a founding partner of LLF and provides his clients with the benefit of over 40 years of legal experience. Bill's practice focuses on wills & estates, wealth management, succession planning, and business law.

Bill holds a Certificate in Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution. He provides mediation services to small business owners in dispute, and family members hoping to resolve acrimonious estate matters.

Bill is an avid photographer and is actively involved in a number of community organizations in the Peterborough area.

To make an appointment with Bill, please contact one of his assistants directly.

Practice Areas

Work Experience

  • Partner at LLF Lawyers LLP (1992 – present)
  • Chairman, Ontario Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc. (1986-1999)
  • Partner at Elliott, Wood and Lockington (1974 – 1986)
  • Associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon (1973-1974)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario (1973)

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (1971)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario (1967)

Professional Associations and Designations

  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Boston – FFI Fellow (2014)
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Boston  – Advanced Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (ACFWA) (2014)
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Boston – Accredited Family Wealth Advisor (2013)
  • Family Firm Institute (FFI), Boston – Accredited Family Business Advisor (2006)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Advanced ADR Certification – University of Windsor
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Associations, Ontario Branch
  • Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
  • Peterborough Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Peterborough - Paul Harris Fellow awarded for outstanding community service (2011)
  • Business Citizen of the Year (2009)
  • Community Foundations of Canada - Board Member
  • Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough – Board Member and Founding Chair
  • Canadian Canoe Museum – Board Member
  • SPARK Photo Festival, Peterborough – Co-Founder and Board Member
  • YWCA Crossroads Capital Campaign – Vice Chair
  • Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster - Board Member and Past Chair
  • Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation – Board Member and Past Chair
  • Jr. Laker's Lacrosse- Board Member
  • Cottage Dreams Recovery Initiative Inc.- Board Member and Past Chair
  • Art School of Peterborough – Former Chair and Board Member
  • Peterborough Collegiate Foundation - Board Member
  • Kawartha Family Business Group - Founding Member/Associate
  • YMCA Peterborough - Former Chair
  • YMCA Canada - Former Board Member
  • Peterborough Festival of Trees – Board Member

Publications and Presentations

  • “The Advisory Board – The Best Friend of Business”
  • “The Good Will”
  • “Deferred Giving”
  • “The Client Advisor”:
  • Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation
    • Family Farm Succession Planning
  • CAFA – Canadian Association of Farm Advisors
    • Family Farm Succession Planning
  • Kawartha Family Business Group
    • In-laws Don’t Need to be Outlaws
    • The Process of Succession Planning
    • Consulting to the Family Business
  • Royal Bank of Canada
    • Director’s Liability
  • HRPAO – Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
    • Current Legal Issues and Trends in Employment Law
  • AgCareers HR Roundtable
    • Advising the Family Farm Business
  • Managing Excellence in Agriculture Conference
    • Advising the Family Farm Business