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Practice Areas

Partner in the firm’s Litigation Group and Lead of the firm’s national franchise practice. Focuses on complex commercial litigation and franchise-distribution law. Active commercial litigation practice before arbitration panels, all levels of court in Ontario, the B.C. Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Routinely advises domestic and international franchisors, manufacturers and master distributors in all areas of franchise-distribution law, including strategic and risk management issues, franchise agreements and national disclosure documents. Also advises numerous chartered banks on bills of exchange and other banking litigation.

Career

Clerked Ontario Court of Appeal, 2007; Ontario Bar, 2008.

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association, American Bar Association, Canadian Franchise Association, Advocates Society

Publications

Publishes extensively and has been cited by courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the BC Court of Appeal. Received the Ontario Bar Association's Award for Excellence in Franchise Law in 2012 and 2013 for his legal writing.