Your reasons for requiring a lawyer are unique to you, and the circumstances may be positive, such as acquiring a new home or business, or more sensitive situations like estate and succession planning.


Neal was a long-time member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was the founder of Kearney Law Office (now known as Burchett Law1), a thriving 30+ year Newmarket law practice. In typical “Neal” fashion, he began “planning” his transition from practice as soon as he was diagnosed with cancer. Neal’s plan was simple – ensure his family and friends were taken care of. A big part of this plan was ensuring he chose the right person to take over, and to take care of, his law firm, his clients, his colleagues, and his friends.

Neal ultimately chose to hand over his law firm to Christine Burchett and her law firm, CL Burchett Professional Corporation. Christine possesses years of legal and commercial transaction experience, gained within national and global companies, public service environments, and as an independent consultant. Although Christine only knew Neal for nine (9) short months, she was, and remains, deeply honored by Neal’s decision to hand over what was a vital part of his life.

Christine, with Neal’s agreement and support, chose to retain the full flavor and focus of Neal’s law firm, as well as its indispensable team, the latter of which contributed to, and continues to be integral in, the success of Neal’s law practice. Burchett Law1 thus remains an active and thriving Newmarket law firm and continues to provide the same legal services – Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and Business Law, with care, candor and competence.

At Burchett Law1, we provide skilled legal services while making every effort to make the process easier and more understandable for you.

Our practice is solutions based, and your experience in working with us is likely to be unique. We listen and you will feel confident that we have truly heard and understood your needs, and that our team has the skills to achieve your goals in our areas of specialty, including:

Our boutique law practice allows us to provide agile services tailored to your requirements. Like its founder, Neal Kearney, Christine Burchett is an approachable individual who is in tune with her clients and their circumstances. Christine's empathetic yet fun personality is complemented by a dedication to excellence and a team of skilled and knowledgeable individuals who reflect the same approach to client relationships, and each team member contributes to your pleasant and results-oriented experience with us.

We serve the business and residential lawyer needs in communities covering a broad region although predominantly in upper York Region and lower Simcoe Region, including Aurora, Newmarket, King, Innisfil, Georgina, Sutton, Durham, and Stouffville-Uxbridge.