Barristers & Solicitors

Shaw, McLellan is a general law practice located in Collingwood, Ontario. We have been assisting clients for over 40 years in real estate (purchases, sales, mortgages), wills, powers of attorney, estates, corporate, business, family and criminal law.

We service Collingwood, Stayner, Wasaga Beach, The Blue Mountains, Thornbury and other areas primarily within Simcoe and Grey Counties.  

Get In Touch!

Call: (705) 445-1382
Fax: (705) 445-7042
Visit: 10 Schoolhouse Lane, Box 280, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5

About Our Firm

 Shaw, McLellan is a full service law firm with an extensive practice in real estate (purchases, sales, and mortgages), corporate/commercial, wills and powers of attorney, estate administration, and specialty litigation (criminal, civil, and family). We service Simcoe & Grey Counties but assist clients on matters across the Province.

Our Attorneys

Get to know the Lawyers in our firm and learn how their years of experience can help you. Ian Paul Shaw, B.A., LL.B. and Brian R. McLellan, B.A., LL.B. have worked together more than 40 years and are deeply connected to their local communities.

Brian R. McLellan retired on December 31st, 2020.

Contact & Directory

Reach out to the Shaw, McLellan firm today and view the staff directory for direct contact information including phone numbers and office email addresses.


Areas Of Law

Shaw, McLellan is a general law practice with the flexibility to meet your legal needs. Our clients often have more than one legal issue they need addressed.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

  • We represent clients who are buying and selling houses, condominiums, farms, vacant land, and commercial properties.
  • We also do the mortgage work for borrowers and lenders including financial institutions and private lenders.
  • We assist clients in all aspects of real estate transactions including preparation or review of agreements of purchase and sale to the final closing of the transaction.
Estates & Trusts

Estates & Trusts

  • We work with executors (estate trustees) in administering estates. This usually (but not always) entails making an application to the Superior Court for probate (certificate of appointment of an estate trustee).
  • We assist estate trustees through all necessary steps and procedures so estate property can be distributed to beneficiaries.
  • We work closely with accountants and financial advisors in setting up trusts before and after death.
Wills & Powers of Attorney

Wills & Power Of Attorney

  • We review with clients their personal circumstances together with their needs and expectations and work with them to craft Last Will and Testaments and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care.
  • We also assist clients in setting up primary and secondary wills (sometimes referred to as corporate wills) where the need exists.
  • Once in place we recommend periodic reviews to ensure that these important documents still meet their needs.
Corporate & Commercial Law

Corporate & Commercial Law

  • We help clients navigate the complete business sector. We work closely with a client’s accountant to structure the business vehicle that works best for the client. As the client’s business grows and/or diversifies the type of business choices often evolve. Our clients vary from sole proprietors to partnerships to corporations. We set up corporations from beginning to end, do mergers and acquisitions and even help clients wind them down when no longer needed.
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements and specialty agreements are often crafted to meet ongoing needs.
Civil Litigation (including Matrimonial)

Specialty Litigation

  • We handle a wide range of civil litigation, including but not limited to, Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements and divorce, contract disputes, personal injury claims and construction lien work.
  • Ian Paul Shaw has a special insight into firearm related issues and will often assist clients in jurisdictions throughout the Province.
  • Our experience has been that with the significant cost to take a court case all the way to trial and sometimes to one or more appeals thereafter, most cases in which we are involved eventually settle.
Corporate & Commercial Law

Collingwood Lawyers

Brian R. McLellan, B.A., LL.B. retired. Ian Paul Shaw, B.A., LL.B., has carried on the practice as Ian Paul Shaw Professional Corporation under the business trade name Shaw, McLellan. Mr. Shaw remains a lawyer in good standing with the Simcoe County Law Association, the Grey County Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.