Taran Virtual Associates

Year of Call

Profile


  1965

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

  1966

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

1968

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.

1974

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

1979

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

1982

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

1987

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

1988

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

1988

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

1991

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

1993

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

1997

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

1997

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

1998

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

2000

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

2000

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

2000

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

2001

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

2001

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

2002

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

2005

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

2006

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

2007

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

2007

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

2009

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