Corporate Counsel | The Lawyers

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

Profile


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.

1968

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

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

1980

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

1982

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

1982

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

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
Former associate at Lang Michener; Also called to Alberta Bar 1983

1993

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

1996

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

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

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

2000

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

2001

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

2001

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

2002

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

2006

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

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

2011

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