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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