I am a dispute resolution specialist with a background in civil litigation. Before founding Banack Resolutions Inc., I maintained a diverse commercial litigation practice for 30 years at a boutique law firm. As a certified civil litigation specialist, I acted for clients involved in commercial, real estate, construction, estates and professional insurance disputes.
During that time I also developed a robust dispute resolution practice. I am frequently appointed as mediator or arbitrator and I have experience resolving complex, multi-party disputes dealing with diverse issues. Lawyers also retain me in the unique position of settlement counsel to achieve resolutions that elude the adversarial litigators. I am committed to understanding the key issues between the parties and to assist in finding creative and practical solutions to resolve disputes. The process can involve both in person and online virtual attendances as may suit the parties’ circumstances.
I served as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 16 years. I am now a Bencher Emeritus and regularly publish Banack’s Bencher News to keep the profession informed of matters arising in Convocation. For 7 years, I served as Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario and for 3 years as Chair of the Law Commission of Ontario.
LL.B., 1975, University of Toronto
B. Comm, 1972, McGill University
Dip. I.R., 1972, McGill University
Areas of Expertise
Real Estate Law