John has over 20 years' experience in a wide variety of business litigation matters, with a focus on complex real property-related matters, product liability claims and securities litigation. John has appeared at all levels of courts in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada, and also has extensive experience with alternative dispute resolution processes, including complex arbitrations and mediations.
John has acted for companies in a wide variety of industries, including real estate investors, commercial landlords and property managers, financial institutions, insurance companies, national retailers and restaurant chains, mining companies, appliance, equipment, auto parts and other manufacturers, and fast food, health club and other franchisors, as well as a number of public institutions.
John is regularly retained by commercial landlords, property managers and other corporate clients to act in disputes involving real property, including commercial lease and environmental litigation. He has also acted recently in a number of complex restructurings including bankruptcy and Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings involving real property issues.
He is also regularly retained by manufacturer and insurers to act in complex product liability and property matters.
John also has extensive experience in securities litigation, including shareholder disputes and oppression remedy and fiduciary claims, and was previously seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission as Counsel in the Enforcement Branch.