Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Practice encompasses a broad range of corporate/commercial litigation, including contract disputes, banking litigation, shareholder disputes, tax disputes, bankruptcy/restructuring litigation, administrative law litigation, and Aboriginal litigation. His recent major engagements include Slate Management Corporation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ONCA 763 (innovative mootness argument on appeal), Growthworks Commercialization Fund Ltd. v. Growthworks WV Management Ltd., 2017 ONSC 5009 (dispute over the interpretation of corporate articles), Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56 (appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada involving the test for rectification in a tax context), a major US-seated international commercial arbitration in 2015–2016, and defending The Toronto-Dominion Bank in an action for $5.5 billion arising from the collapse of Stanford International Bank. He is a broadly published author, his most notable work being Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, which has been cited multiple times by the courts including 11 times by the Supreme Court of Canada. He teaches widely in both contract law and trial advocacy. He clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada in 1991–92. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
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