Partner and member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Bernie is an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator. He practises commercial and construction litigation, with a focus on construction and infrastructure disputes, securities litigation, shareholders' rights disputes, and errors and omissions defence. He has appeared before numerous professional tribunals and all levels of the court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Bernie’s portfolio of reported cases includes extensive work in the area of tax appeals, acting for commercial clients in disputes with federal and provincial taxing authorities. His professional liability practice includes advising architects, engineers, doctors, dentists, social workers and lawyers on insured negligence claims and discipline related matters. Bernie has acted as a mediator or an arbitrator in over 600 cases. Bernie is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario. He is a member and past executive of the Canadian/Ontario Bar Association Construction Law Section and a member of The Advocates’ Society and the Toronto Lawyers Association. Bernie is repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers and Lexpert® as a leading practitioner in Construction Law. Called to the Ontario Bar (1980).