It is with great pleasure that Gilbertson Davis LLP announces that senior lawyer David Street has joined the Firm as Business Counsel. David has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate transactional work, emphasizing the establishment and expansion of entrepreneurial businesses, purchase and sale of businesses, commercial lending, corporate finance and reorganization transactions involving private companies. David’s corporate finance and commercial lending practice includes bank financings, venture capital and private offerings of debt and equity securities. David has a special interest in the drafting of complex commercial agreements for use in a broad range of commercial activities. He also does estate planning, including wills and trusts, and estate administration as part of overall business and personal planning. David has an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and an LL.M. in Business Law from York University. He is a frequent speaker/panelist/author at LSUC Business Law CPD programs and at CPD … Read More
Andrew Ottaway was asked to comment about online defamation and the potential risks of posting material online. See the video here. The lawyers at Gilbertson Davis have experience with libel and slander claims, including online defamation. Please contact us for an initial consultation.
Andrew Ottaway published an article in JUST Magazine on the recent phenomenon of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), and its likely effects on the Ontario justice system: “ODR matters because it is just one part of a greater trend towards taking litigation online.” The full article is available here.
Andrew Ottaway was asked to comment on international commercial arbitration in Ontario, including the new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017. Read the Law Times article here: “New laws may spur more arbitration in Ontario“. The lawyers at Gilbertson Davis have experience with domestic and international commercial arbitration. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.
Uber is in the news again this week after it announced that, starting December 15, 2015, a new service called “uberHOP” will be available “along Toronto’s most popular routes during peak hours.” Using uberHOP a user can request to be picked up along one of the four designated, downtown Toronto routes from one of the predetermined “pickup spots”. The service is to be provided for a flat “fare” of $5.00. The Toronto Transit Commission (the “TTC”) has reportedly asked its lawyers to consider uberHOP in the context of the TTC’s right to operate, maintain and control local passenger transportation services in Toronto. Specifically, the City of Toronto Act, 2006 provides: Exclusive authority of TTC 395. (1) No person other than the TTC shall establish, operate or maintain a local passenger transportation system within the City until the TTC is dissolved or the control and management over the local passenger transportation system is removed from … Read More
David Alderson, of Gilbertson Davis LLP attended as a faculty member of the OsgoodePD professional development program on April 7, 2015 concerning Shareholder Litigation and the Closely-Held Company. He was on the panel addressing Ethical and Professional Issues in Shareholder Disputes and Litigation. Osgoode Hall Law School said of this professional development program, “This OsgoodePD program brings together some of the country’s top commercial litigators and other experts to provide insight into key aspects of litigating these cases.” Shareholders disputes are one of the most common and most complex disputes handled by commercial litigators and in-house counsel. The panel on Ethical and Professional Issues in Shareholder Disputes and Litigation included Paul N. Feldman of Feldman Lawyers, Tom Curry of Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP and David Alderson of Gilbertson Davis LLP, with Lisa C. Munro of Lerners LLP moderating. The program is being re-broadcast on May 22, 2015 as described here. David Alderson has experience in shareholder and partnership disputes, both in arbitration … Read More
During the month of April, 2014, Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL, Canada’s voice of civil litigation defence lawyers) surveyed its Ontario membership in order to identify areas of unnecessary conflict between plaintiff and defence lawyers in personal injury litigation. CDL will be participating as a stakeholder in a consultation by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA, Ontario’s leading association of plaintiff-side personal injury lawyers) in its campaign to improve standards and civility in personal injury litigation. CDL Board member and Gilbertson Davis LLP lawyer Lee Akazaki has been asked to represent the defence bar in this worthwhile project. OTLA has embarked on this project after recognizing that professional lapses are an impediment to client service. Because of the pool of lawyers surveyed, respondents were more likely to complain about plaintiffs lawyers than fellow defence lawyers. Nevertheless, we intentionally inserted a third question in order to elicit constructive self-criticism. That OTLA has … Read More
The expansion of our commercial litigation practice and the broadening of our traditional insurance defense and insurance litigation practice, together with the further development of our website, make it a perfect time for us to launch this blog. Many of our lawyers are seasoned legal bloggers and some have their own legal blogs, but we present here at the Gilbertson Davis LLP blog a place where the diverse interests of our lawyers in the development of the laws of Ontario and Canada can be expressed. We invite you to visit the News and Events page of our website – which describes some of the longer articles and publications our lawyers have authored. The posts on this this are intended to be brief informational articles on recent developments in the law of Ontario and Canada. They are short summaries of recent cases and legislation which are of interest to our lawyers and we … Read More
On March 26, 2014, David Alderson, lawyer with Gilbertson Davis LLP was the Chair / Moderator of Osgoode Hall Law School’s webinar entitled Summary Judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada: Hryniak v Mauldin and Its Implications. The panelists were the Honourable Justice David M. Brown, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), Professor Janet Walker, Osgoode Hall Law School and Cynthia B. Kuehl, Lerners LLP. A link to the agenda of the Osgoode PD Webinar Summary Judgment in the Supreme Court of Canada: Hryniak v Mauldin and Its Implications is here. David Alderson was one of the counsel for the successful respondents in the Supreme Court of Canada. The related Gilbertson Davis LLP Practice Area is described here.
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