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Brad is the Co-Chair of the firm's Dispute Resolution, Franchising & Distribution, and International Arbitration Groups. Brad has represented clients before all levels of courts in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
Brad's practice primarily consists of complex corporate commercial litigation. He has extensive experience handling franchise and distributorship disputes, intellectual property disputes, internet disputes, commercial fraud, environmental litigation and a wide range of contractual and business relationship disputes. In addition to Canadian clients, he routinely represents American and other foreign entities that are parties to disputes in Canada.
Brad has acted in numerous internet-related cases, including cases involving ICANN, "cybersquatting", internet defamation and other violations of intellectual property. He represents clients in trade-mark and copyright disputes and cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information.
Brad routinely advises and represents foreign and domestic manufacturers who are terminating relationships with distributors and franchisees. He has handled hundreds of termination disputes, including those involving claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, breach of non-compete and confidentiality covenants, licensing issues and competition law. Brad has represented numerous automotive clients in this context, including Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, and Subaru. Brad has also defended several automotive manufacturers, food manufacturers, clothing manufacturers, petroleum suppliers and a national grocer against alleged breaches of franchise legislation, including rescission and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing claims.
Brad also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution techniques. He is a Fellow and former member of the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and routinely acts as counsel in private and court-annexed mediations, international and domestic commercial arbitrations and NADAP proceedings.
Brad has served as a professor adjunct at both Osgoode Hall Law School and Queen’s Law School teaching courses on mediation and arbitration, and he routinely writes and instructs on a variety of litigation, arbitration and franchise-related topics. In his spare time, he is a painter and photographer.
Last updated: April 2019