CHRISTOPHER C. BREEN, LL.B., COUNSEL (RETIRED)
Chris originally started practicing law when he created the firm Breen & Carter with an associate in 1973. Since then, he has enjoyed a long and storied career that has seen him establish himself as a reliable source for legal advice in the areas of residential real estate, corporate and commercial matters, Wills and estate administration, and as a Public Notary. Having practiced law for over four decades, it is no surprise that Chris and his law firm have experienced a variety of changes over the years. But through it all, one thing that remained consistent was his dedication to helping clients by providing quality work for competitively fair pricing.
In February 2017, Ryan Carson proudly joined forces with Chris, accompanying him in overseeing the operations of the latest version of Chris’ practice, Breen Law. It was an arrangement that allowed Ryan to expand his ever-growing network of resources while learning a few things from an experienced and well-known professional. At the same time, this also granted Chris the opportunity to ease off on the grind of the daily running of a busy practice. In October of 2018, Chris expressed his intentions to fully retire as of January 1, 2019. This announcement was met with mixed emotions as Ryan and the rest of the Breen Law staff were sad at the prospect of losing daily contact with a boss, leader, and friend, but everyone at the firm was excited for Chris to move into the next stage of his life.
Following Chris making clear his intentions to fully retire, the decision was made to officially amalgamate Breen Law into Carson Law, effective as of June 1, 2019. This was done for the purpose of simplifying our organization’s communications with the Law Society of Ontario, banks, lenders, clients, and other law firms. Despite this, Ryan and his team have no desire to turn their backs on the legacy that Chris has worked to create. Thus, Breen Law will still be used as a trade name, and all contact information for both law firms (Breen Law and Carson Law) will remain active and unchanged, they will now just connect to one entity.