Steven is a partner of Fillmore Riley LLP and deals with complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and trademark prosecution. He is a trained mediator and is a Registered Trademark Agent. He has successfully served as counsel in provincial superior courts and the Federal Courts and as mediator in intellectual property and other matters. Steven is recognized as a mediator with the International Trademark Association’s Panel of Trademark Mediators (formerly the Panel of Neutrals) and with IP Neutrals of Canada, and has been admitted as a member of the Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Manitoba and the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and has consistently been recognized over the last number of years by his peers in the publication The Best Lawyers in Canada and by Lexpert®. He is also recognized by WTR1000 2020 as a leading trademark litigator in Canada.
On July 10, 2015, Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI), through its subsidiary Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (Compass), completed the acquisition of Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of hemp-based food products, operating under trade name Manitoba Harvest (Manitoba Harvest).