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We deliver outstanding legal counsel, innovative solutions and thoughtful client service.

Gilbertson Davis LLP is a highly respected Canadian downtown Toronto boutique law firm dedicated to the practice of commercial & insurance litigation and business law, cross-border litigation, international arbitration and real estate litigation.

Serving All of Ontario & Elsewhere in Canada From Our Toronto Offices


David Alderson accredited as a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb)

David Alderson, LL.B, LL.M, Q.Arb, Commercial and Marine Arbitrator has been accredited by the ADR Institute of Canada as a Qualified Arbitrator (Q.Arb). David accepts appointments to arbitrate commercial, business, shareholder, partnership, joint venture, franchise, leasing, condo, IT and tech, sale of goods, employment reinsurance and joint venture disputes. He has been appointed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to adjudicate commercial arbitration matters, and is on the TCAS Arbitrator Member Roster

Lee Akazaki’s Speak at the Annual Actuarial Evidence Seminar

On September 20, 2019, Lee Akazaki will be a guest speaker at the Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ Annual Actuarial Evidence Seminar in Montréal, PQ.  He will be delivering a presentation on the challenges of cyberspace to tort law, regarding the causation of intangible loss. This session will return to the origins of “but for” causation, to propose a framework capable of keeping tort law relevant in allocating adverse consequences in cyberspace.

David Alderson authored a chapter in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2018 on Summary Judgment Motions

David is the author of the chapter entitled Sentinels of the Hryniak Culture Shift: Four Years On, included in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2018, (Ed. by the Honourable Justice Todd L. Archibald, published by Thomson Reuters Canada Limited), a copy of which can be accessed here.

Big Firm Quality. Small Firm Agility.

Founded in 1982, our Firm maintains a client-centered practice providing representation in the resolution of commercial and insurance disputes by a litigation, arbitration, mediation or other ADR, and business advice and transactional assistance in complex commercial contracts, corporate finance, business law and real estate, and in wills, estates and trusts.

To provide the greatest value, most astute counsel and trusted advice and transactional assistance to our clients. Everything we do is dedicated to that end.