Connolly, Trillo & Yates

Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson is a comprehensive law firm and notary with experienced lawyers

At Connolly, Trillo & Yates, Barristers, Solicitors & Notaries Public in Nelson, we believe experience and knowledge, combined with fair rates, are the cornerstones of a good law firm. Our strong reputation in the Kootenays reinforces that commitment.

Lawyers Janet Connolly, Troy Trillo and Matthew Yates have the expertise to assist you with your legal matters, and they specialise in several areas of law.

Whether you are in need of counsel during a child custody disagreement, planning your will, purchasing a home or business, or are tasked with administering an estate, you can rely on the lawyers at Connolly, Trillo & Yates to protect you during that process.

Call us for affordable legal services in Nelson

The lawyers at Connolly, Trillo & Yates believe in access to justice for the whole community and strive to keep our services affordable. For tried and true legal expertise, contact us at 250-352-3125 for an appointment.

5 stars

Five-star customer reviews for Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson:

“Troy [Trillo] has been my lawyer for 10+ years. He is very detail oriented, bright and a pleasure to work with. He has closed property deals and did our wills. He will always be my lawyer.” ~ Susan, Google reviewer

“Matthew Yates is a kind and honest lawyer. He's really helped me in the last year, I highly recommend him.” ~ Matthew, Google reviewer

“I have worked with Troy several times professionally and personally and each time he has far exceeded my expectations. He is extremely knowledgeable, personable, compassionate and always eager to offer assistance when/where he can.” ~ Sara, Google reviewer

real estate

How can Connolly, Trillo & Yates help with real estate law matters?

Purchasing a home is likely one of the largest personal financial transactions you will ever undertake. You search out the perfect home and shop around for the best mortgage, so don’t overlook choosing the right lawyer for you. At Connolly, Trillo & Yates, we will ensure that your experience is stress-free. Our priority is to make sure we are available to answer your questions and help you understand the legal issues that may arise.

Our real estate law services include assistance with:

  • Buying and selling a home
  • Mortgages and refinancing
  • Drafting easements, right of ways and covenants
  • Adding a spouse to title (make sure you advise the bank first)
  • Transmission to surviving joint tenant (if a spouse passes away)
  • Subdivisions
  • Buying and selling commercial property
  • Foreclosures

Visit our Real Estate page to learn more about our services.


Our Nelson law firm handles corporate or commercial law

Starting up or buying a business is already a stress-filled and complicated process. The experienced and knowledgeable lawyers at Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson can assist with commercial and corporate law services.

Our commercial law services include:

  • Incorporation
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Buying and selling a business (including asset and share purchase agreements)
  • Commercial leases
  • Share restructuring and roll-overs
  • Corporate borrowing
  • Amalgamations
  • Dissolution

Learn more about our corporate and commercial law services.


I need a lawyer or notary in Nelson to help with my will and estate matters—how can Connolly, Trillo & Yates help?

Having your affairs in order and a will drawn up can be a huge relief to family members when you pass, as it can provide guidance on how your affairs are to be dealt with, and save considerable time and money. At Connolly, Trillo & Yates, we provide a range of legal services designed to make life easier during difficult moments.

Our wills and estate planning services include:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives, Living Wills and Representation Agreements
  • Grants of Probate and Administration

Learn more about our Wills & Estate planning services at Connolly, Trillo & Yates.


Does Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson offer family law advice?

The breakdown of a relationship or marriage can be stressful and traumatic for everyone involved. The experienced team at Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson can help. We will give you comprehensive advice about your legal rights, entitlements and obligations and the different options available to settle any matter in which you and your partner may disagree.

If you decide to separate, you and your partner will need to make a variety of decisions about your children and property, including pets. We can help with negotiations and, if necessary, court proceedings for family law issues such as:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Division of property and debt
  • Spousal support
  • Separation agreements and marriage agreements
  • Pension and Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) division
  • Child support
  • Arrears of child support
  • Guardianship, custody and access
  • Parenting plans and consent orders
  • Moving with your children
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Independent legal advice

Our approach to family law is to encourage settlements, not arguments. We aim to provide value for our clients, and our focus is on achieving the best results promptly and cost-effectively. We are committed to giving you sensible, practical and realistic advice. The best results in family law are those that are fair and reasonable for the parties involved.

Learn more about our family law services at Connolly, Trillo & Yates.


I need a Nelson lawyer to give legal advice on my employment situation—how can Connolly, Trillo & Yates help?

Whether you are let go or want to get a new job, losing your employment can be extremely stressful, and it impacts you and your family both emotionally and financially. Our team will assist you by providing prompt advice as to your rights and entitlements in the workplace and provide you with your options, whether that is direct negotiation or taking court action.

Our experienced employment lawyer, Matthew Yates, handles all aspects of Canadian employment law for both employers and employees, including claims for:

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal and workplace harassment
  • Unreasonable severance packages
  • Workplace discrimination and B.C. Human Rights Tribunal claims

Learn more about our Employment Law services at Connolly, Trillo & Yates.

Services offered by Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson:

  • Real estate
  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Wills & estates
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Civil litigation
  • Mediation
  • Criminal Defence
  • Notary services

What are the opening hours for Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson?

  • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays: Closed

Contact info

  • Address: 4405 Baker St Suite #1, Nelson, BC V1L 4H7
  • Phone: 250-352-3125

Comprehensive law and notary services are offered at Connolly, Trillo & Yates in Nelson.


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