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Your Need Is Our Priority

At Beresh Smith Law, we endeavor to provide sound advice to people in a variety of life circumstances. Whether you need assistance in your personal or business matters, Beresh Smith Law is there to help you find the best answers to the legal issues you face.

With focus on individual, small business and estate legal issues, we strive to ensure that we provide excellent individualized advice and professional service to all clients, great or small.

Primary Practice Areas

Wills & Estates

Death and taxes: said to be the two certainties of life. It is important to make sure that these certainties are properly planned for. A little advanced planning can ensure that your wishes are followed, that loved ones are cared for, that your assets are protected, and that taxes are minimized in the event of death or disability.

Corporate Commercial

We know that small business owners have enough to do without worrying about the legal issues surrounding their enterprise. Recognizing that small businesses face many of the same needs and issues as larger corporations, Beresh Smith Law is dedicated to finding and creating solutions for every phase of your business, and can specifically assist entrepreneurial clients.

Real Estate

Real property is often the largest financial investment most people make. Beresh Smith Law assists clients by helping ensure that real estate contractual obligations are appropriate in law, and appropriately handled in practice.

Need Legal Advice?

No matter your situation, remember the importance of taking action to ensure that you remain in control of your circumstances. Too many people wait until it is too late. A little help in the beginning can save you a lot of trouble in the end.

Our Lawyers

Melanie K. C. B. Smith

Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario, CAN)                  

Melanie K.C.B. Smith is the managing member in the law firm of Beresh Smith Professional Corporation, and primarily practices in Ontario. Having obtained her J.D. from Regent University School of Law in Virginia in 2007, Melanie obtained licensure and practiced law in Virginia before expanding and obtaining her legal licensure to Canada in 2012.  

Melanie’s international legal experience has provided her with a level of legal proficiency, business acumen, and negotiating skill that is not easily replicated. Melanie strives to provide clients with a personalized legal experience that seeks reasonable solutions to legal problems being faced. Melanie’s practice with Beresh Smith Professional Corporation primarily focuses on estate planning, business law and real estate law.

Calvin W. Beresh

Of Counsel, Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario, CAN)

Calvin W. Beresh is an accomplished lawyer with over 37 years experience in wills & estate law, real estate law, and family law. Cal skillfully finds unique solutions to complicated legal conflicts, and is highly proficient in negotiating solutions for the benefit of his clients. His wide-ranging expertise and genuine rapport combine to provide individualized service and tailored solutions that serve clients’ needs with proven skill, true integrity, and heartfelt compassion.

Cal obtained his L.L.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1978, and went on to establish his practice in the Niagara Region of Ontario where he continues to this day. Cal plays an integral part with Beresh Smith Law, and works closely with his daughter, Melanie K.C.B. Smith, on many complicated estate and estate planning matters.

Office Locations

St. Catharines Office

82 Lake St., Suite 100,
St. Catharines ON L2R 5X4


Niagara Falls Office

4673 Ontario Avenue,
Niagara Falls ON L2E 3R1


Welland Office

411 East Main St, Suite 101A
Welland ON L3B 3X3


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