Richard R. Housen JD, LLM
Richard practises in the areas of Wills and Estates Law, Real Estate Law and Family Law. He has been practising law in Richmond Hill and surrounding communities for almost two decades. Richard has both Juris Doctor and Master of Laws (Family Law) degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Richard has successfully advised and represented thousands of clients over his career and has appeared at several levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Richard is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and the York Region Law Association.
Richard serves on the Boards of Directors of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, The York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families and Kingston College Old Boys’ Association (Toronto Chapter).
Richet Housen BA (Hons), JD
Richet obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Honours) in Sociology from York University in 2014, graduating summa cum laude.
Richet went on to obtain her Juris Doctor Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017. Subsequently, Richet articled at a well-respected full-service law firm in Richmond Hill, focusing on family law, and was called to the Ontario bar in 2018.
While obtaining both of her degrees, Richet spent her summers working in law firms and gained experience in several areas of law, including Wills and Estates, Real Estate and Family Law.
While in law school, Richet volunteered with the Community Legal Aid Services Programme where she assisted with the intake of clients seeking legal aid services.
Richet also volunteered with the Wills Project - Pro Bono Students Canada, where she prepared Wills and Powers of Attorney for low-income individuals.
Richet is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association and the York Region Law Association.
I was recommended by a friend years ago. When I used their services for the first time, I noticed their honesty and quality of work were superior to what I was used to from my previous lawyer. So, we stuck to them all these years. They have done a number of real estate transactions for us and recently my will. I would highly recommend their services.
Richard Housen has been my lawyer for sixteen years. Over the years he has provided excellent service in a variety of legal matters. Housen Law continues to provide exemplary service and demonstrates a commitment to clients that goes above and beyond.
My husband and I recently had our Wills prepared by Housen Law. We were very impressed with the professional manner we saw, and we were given excellent guidance that helped us through this process. The rate charged for doing the Wills was a very good rate compared to other law firms. We were also amazed at how fast the Will was prepared. The previous Wills that we had done by a different law firm did not compare to the Wills prepared by Housen Law. Both my husband and I would highly recommend Housen Law. We all need the peace of mind, that our wishes are carried out after we go, and I am confident that Housen Law will do that.
I recently attended Housen Law after the passing of my wife. Richard demonstrated a warm, genuine care and concern for my affairs. He took the time to fully explain my options in a clear, practical manner and provided me with the most professional support and expert guidance I could have asked for. I am extremely satisfied that all matters regarding my will and estate have been properly dealt with by Housen Law. – F.C.
Richard and his office have provided practical and reliable Real Estate and Estate law work to our family. If any problems occur Richard and his office are first to inform you, as their client, of the problem and their reasonable solution. We appreciate his honesty and informative advice.
We had an excellent experience with Housen Law in preparation of a Will. Mr. Housen was very approachable and professional.
My experience with Housen Law was very positive. They were very professional and the service was excellent. My file was ready with the documents for me to sign when I arrived. Every piece of document that I signed was explained to me in detail. I received my account and payout statement quicker than I expected. I was very satisfied with the service and I would recommend Housen Law without hesitation.
Recently I decided to revisit my will due to family changes and health issues. I decided to choose Housen Law knowing of Richard's years of experience and his involvement in our community. I was pleased with the time Richard spent explaining the implications of each possible decisions re choosing executors and ensuring my beneficiaries are well looked after. I now understand the legal terminology much better and am confident that my will accurately reflects my wishes and will speak for me.
We were satisfied with Richard's professionalism in processing the renewal of our mortgage. He was patient and meticulous in his work.
Richard has represented my husband and I in several real estate transactions and with preparing our power of attorney documents. Richard explains things thoroughly to make sure we understand before signing any documents. He is very professional and also prompt in returning my calls. We will continue to use his services. I also referred clients to Richard and will continue to do so if any family and friends need legal assistance. I highly recommend Richard. – M.C.
Richard and his team provided all round excellent and professional service. They made dealing with a lawyer an effortless necessity. Richard was calm and knowledgeable and made it comfortable and seemingly easy to get through the mountain of documents and legal jargon. His flexible hours made it very convenient for our busy schedule. Liz was also very attentive and responded in a timely manner to all queries, and paid great attention to detail as well. We definitely recommend Housen Law. – L.P.
“From the first introduction and handshake, we felt comfortable in the offices of Housen Law. It is sometimes stressful to discuss life's biggest decisions such as wills, powers of attorney, real estate, etc. but Richard and Richet explained and answered every question in a courteous, respectful, and professional manner. We were very happy with their services and highly recommend Housen Law.” - R&J.L.
“Thanks to Richet and Richard for the excellent service they provided recently with our Wills and Powers of Attorney – we were truly impressed!”
“Thank you Richard and Richet for your support, dedication, hard work and guidance throughout this difficult time. You guys are an amazing team. I am grateful to you both for being a powerful advocate for me throughout this difficult time and for ensuring the best possible outcome on my behalf. Thank you very much.”