Ian is a Partner in the Litigation group. Ian is “home grown” having articled at Minden Gross LLP and, in this vein, for many years has been actively involved in our student program.
Ian balances a practical approach to resolving disputes with, when it becomes necessary, being a tough advocate in the courtroom. Ian has achieved marked success for clients on trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, other tribunals, and on appeals to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
One of Ian’s most public cases was on behalf of a real estate developer who was seeking to acquire a landmark development property from a government body that had improperly by-passed our client and had committed to sell it to another party. The case was reported widely in the press and even became the subject of debate in the provincial parliament. Although the government body had never signed an agreement to sell the property to our client, following various contested proceedings, our client succeeded in acquiring the property on very favourable terms.
A client once referred to Ian as a bulldog in the courtroom. Ian took this comment as an inspiration to acquire his family’s first pet, an English bulldog named Chief.