D. Barry Prentice

D. Barry Prentice

Blaney McMurtry LLP

Recognized since 2022

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

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Barry’s practice has two main facets: employment law and the negotiation of software and other outsourcing contracts. He leverages his background in teaching and the computer software business and combines this knowledge with his superior listening skills and client focus to bring a business-like approach to solving issues for his clients.

In his employment practice, Barry recognizes the importance of providing prompt and reasoned advice. As a result of many years of experience and because he acts for both employers and employees, he gives balanced, realistic counsel so as to reach prompt, favourable results. His clients include employers from every industry as well as every level of employee up to CEO. The matters he deals with include every aspect of employment law, such as: wrongful dismissal/severance, breaches of fiduciary duties, human rights complaints, employment contracts and downsizing structures. Barry has successfully negotiated, litigated and settled hundreds of employment related claims and is the recipient of many “Thank-You’s” and accolades from grateful clients.

In his work on contract negotiation, Barry acts as a trusted advisor and problem solver. He has successfully negotiated hundreds of contracts for his clients in financial services and procurement. Because of his business acumen, these clients view Barry as their general counsel, seeking guidance on a wide range of issues. His corporate clients appreciate Barry’s prompt attention and his ability to see any issue from the client’s business perspective.

Making use of his teaching experience, Barry provides in-house seminars to keep his clients aware of current legal issues affecting their business.


  • 2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 3G5


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, LL.B., graduated 1977
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc., graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1979

Blaney McMurtry LLP
Toronto, Ontario

33 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Labour and Employment Law


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

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