Taran Virtual Associates

Year of Call



Retired Justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
Justice for over 20 years; Formerly civil litigator for over 20 years
Former Regional Senior Justice and member of Judicial Advisory Committee


Civil Litigator with emphasis on Personal Injury
Plaintiff personal injury lawyer with over 40 years in practice
LL.M. Business Law


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.


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


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


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
Associate at Lang Michener; Also called to Alberta Bar 1983


Civil Litigation, Health Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation
Fluent in French and German; Accomplished author and speaker
Formerly at Gowling, Strathy & Henderson


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


Research, Labour & Employment, Commercial and Estates Litigation
Former Associate and research co-ordinator at Siskinds
Articled at Harrison Elwood


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


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


Medical Malpractice, Class Actions, Product Liability
Exceptional negotiator achieving $2.5M and $4.4M settlements


Legal Research, Commercial Litigation & Employment Law
Barrister experience includes Commercial Court and WSIAT
Legal Officer, Deputy Judge Advocate (Rank of Major)


Legal Research, Labour & Employment Law
Formerly a labour and employment law associate at Donahue E&Y
Articled at Borden Ladner Gervais included labour & employment


Tax, Wealth Management, Estates & Trusts, Corporate
Updates leading estates and tax law texts
Formerly at Borden Ladner Gervais


Legal Research, Family Law, Estates, Pensions and Construction Law
Formerly at Borden Ladner Gervais
Updates leading estates and tax law texts


Legal Research, Commercial Litigation, Labour & Employment Law
Practice includes both OLRB and WSIB matters
LL.M., Certificate of Pharmacology


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


Legal Research & Employment Law
Research Assistant for two professors at Queen’s law school
Dean’s honour list and prizes for research and labour law


Legal Research, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities
Articled at Miller Thomson; Adjunct professor at University of Ottawa
LL.M. & Ph.D.; Also called New York Bar in 2001


Legal Research, Commercial Litigation & Labour Law
Research assistant for many professors and personal injury lawyers
Scholarship for achieving 1st rank in J.D./LL.B. program