Geoffrey B. Shaw - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Geoffrey B. Shaw

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Geoff Shaw* is a partner in the commercial litigation department where the main focus of his practice is the resolution of business disputes through trial, appeal, mediation or arbitration. Geoff has several specialties including: franchise litigation, professional liability for accountants and financial advisors, securities regulatory work, and income tax litigation. Geoff has numerous reported decisions and rulings in these areas. A few of his notable cases include:

  • Defending franchisors in class proceedings
  • Acting for a number of franchisors to successfully restrict departing franchisees from doing franchise business contrary to their non-competition covenants
  • Successfully acting for brokers and traders on investigations and hearings before the Ontario Securities Commission regarding alleged insider trading and non-registered trading in securities

Geoff is a past instructor at the Bar Admission Course - Civil Procedures Section and Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop - Osgoode Hall Law School in the area of expert testimony and cross-examinations. He is a guest lecturer for the Franchise Law Course at Western University. Geoff is also a former member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Legal Symposium Task Force, and has recently been described in Who's Who Legal as the "go-to-guy" for class action defence in franchising.

*denotes Professional Corporation

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University of TorontoQueen's UniversityLL.B 1984Osgoode Hall Law School LL.M 2011
Greater Toronto Hockey League

Office Location

Scotia Plaza, Suite 2100
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

Practice Areas

Franchise Law

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