Corporate Counsel

The Legal Outsourcing Network is comprised of over 90 lawyers and is expanding nationwide to continue providing access to a full array of expertise and practice areas. The Virtual Associates have conducted appeals at the Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, and have conducted hearings in the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Ontario Court of Justice and a variety of administrative tribunals. We also offer the services of paralegals, law clerks and a nurse. Our project management team carefully reviews the qualifications of each Virtual Associate. Below are the profiles of a few of the senior, intermediate and junior Virtual Counsel:

Year of Call



Appellate counsel (C.A. and S.C.C.), Civil, Criminal, Public & Aboriginal
Chief General Counsel of the Department of Justice for 14 years
Consummate barrister regularly appearing before the S.C.C.


Municipal Law, Administrative Law, Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources
Updated leading text on municipal law; Appellate experience
Former Director of Legal Services at the Department of Justice


Tax Law, Estates, Corporate/Commercial
Six years federal Department of Justice tax litigation
LL.M. in tax; Called to the bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario


Corporate, Employment, Human Rights, Privacy
Former General Counsel of worldwide IT company for over 25 years
LL.M. in Labour Relations and Employment Law and author


Legal Research and Writing
Over 30 years practicing exclusively as legal researcher
LL.M.; Several published articles; Clerked at Ontario Court of Appeal


Corporate/Commercial, Commerical Leasing, Real Estate
Astute negotiator/drafter of commercial leases and agreements
Author of annotated precedents in a business agreements text


Corporate, New Media & Communications Law
Former Director of Legal Services and General Counsel for TV station
Fluently bilingual in English and French and conversant in German


Commercial/Civil Litigation, Criminal Law
Operates a barrister style practice; Extensive courtroom experience
Counsel to several law firms; Articled Gowling and Henderson


Municipal, Privacy, Administrative, Human Rights, Constitutional Law
Superior drafting and research skills in municipal and privacy law
Professor at UWO and UBC; B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D in Geography


Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate/Commercial
LL.M. with concentration in intellectual property
Former associate at Lang Michener; Also called to Alberta Bar 1983


Commercial Litigation, Employment, Shareholders' Remedies, Corporate
Extensive experience in commercial litigation
Articled at Holden Day Wilson


Corporate, Securities, Aviation, Real Estate
Focus on compliance and corporate governance
Former General Counsel of a Schedule 1 Bank


Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law, Administrative Law, Municipal Law
Experience in municipal, planning, environmental & agricultural
Masters environmental studies; Articled Blake, Cassels & Graydon


Sports Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Legal Research
Lecturer/panellist at various law schools/conferences
Former litigation associate at Torys and at Goodman and Carr


Corporate, Commercial and Construction Litigation, Insurance Defence
Contracts management and regulatory compliance
Deputy Judge Advocate in the Office of the J.A.G. of the Cdn. Forces


Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Immigration
Awards in administrative law, secured transactions & insolvency
Called to the New York Bar in 1999


Corporate/Commercial, Wills & Estates and Residential Real Estate
General solicitor's practice
Former associate at Borden Ladner Gervais practicing tax and trusts


Corporate, IP, Software Licensing, International, Compliance, Employment
Former General Counsel of a web services company during its IPO
Former associate at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP


Corporate/Commercial, Due Diligence, Litigation, Real Estate
Drafting various agreements; Corporate governance
Due diligence and document review in product liability law suits


Corporate, IP, Securities, Privacy
Also a trade-mark agent and called to the New York Bar in 2001
LL.M. and Ph.D. in Law with concentration in IP


Legal Research, Administrative and Constitutional Law, Civil Litigation
Clerked at Ont. Court of Appeal; Former associate at Lax O'Sullivan Scott
LL.M. Yale Law School (2011); Enrolled Yale's J.S.D. program


Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate, Estates, Immigration, International
Former paralegal and law clerk with 10 years experience
Articled at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP