Demetre Vasilounis assists clients with a variety of wealth management and estate and family planning issues. Demetre regularly drafts wills, powers of attorney, domestic contracts, deeds of trust, and other documents relevant to succession planning. Demetre’s practice has a specific focus on the management of digital assets, including online accounts, cryptocurrency, and various forms of intellectual property.
Demetre is an associate in the Private Client Services group of the firm's Toronto office. He has a broad estates and trusts practice with an emphasis on the evolving relationship between estates law and technology. Demetre has developed and implemented cohesive estate plans for clients involving a wide range of different family and corporate structures. He has also advised on probate planning, disability planning, charitable gifting, asset protection strategies, cross-border estates and tax issues, personal privacy, and family law matters.
Demetre Vasilounis graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where he received the Dentons Canada LLP Award for academic excellence in the first two years of law school and for his significant contributions to Osgoode through his role as Vice Chair of its Student Caucus. He also received the Legal and Literary Society Student Honour Award, the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Prize for Professionalism and the Jenny Haggart Award for demonstrated commitment to community work. During law school, Demetre worked as a Division Leader at Community and Legal Aid Services Programme, assisting clients with immigration and criminal law matters. Demetre also spent a semester abroad at Waseda Law School in Tokyo, Japan, studying comparative and international law.
Prior to law school, Demetre obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts with a major in Professional Writing and a minor in Film from York University. There, he graduated Summa Cum laude and received the Stong College Master’s Award for Academic Excellence. He has written for York University’s Excalibur Newspaper, and was a member of its chapter of the Golden Key Honour Society.
Outside of law, Demetre currently volunteers as an Event Leader at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and for the Toronto Japanese Film Festival, a Panelist for Anime North, and as a video game streamer for Extra Life. Demetre also enjoys training in mixed martial arts, and engaging in all aspects of music production, including singing, songwriting and playing his ukulele and ocarina.
Demetre summered and articled at the Firm and was previously seconded to G Adventures.