Mark’s practice is split between employment law and commercial/civil litigation.
In his employment practice, Mark has successfully defended employers and directors before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Mark also acts proactively on behalf of employers, from drafting enforceable employment contracts and policies, to executing Anton Piller Orders against departing employees for misuse of confidential company property.
For employees, Mark frequently litigates wrongful dismissal actions, including those where there is an entitlement to unpaid commissions, bonuses or incentive compensation. Mark has also successfully advocated for personal liability of individual directors of an employer – an important judgment to receive when a corporation has disposed of its assets.
Mark frequently writes on topics related to employment law and has authored articles in HR Professional magazine.
Mark’s commercial/civil litigation practice is diverse. He has represented clients at arbitration, and at all levels of Court in Ontario, relating to actions for breach of contract, misrepresentation, negligence, oppression and defamation. Mark’s clients range from large banks and general contractors, to smaller digital marketing agencies, retirement homes, and individuals.
Separately, Mark has valued the unique experiences he has had representing clients at the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, and in civil forfeiture proceedings pursuant to the Civil Remedies Act, 2001 to recover government-seized money and property.
Prior to joining the firm, Mark worked at a Bay Street labour and employment firm upon completing his law degree at Queen’s University, and his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph.
In his spare time, Mark enjoys boating and snowmobiling at his cottage on Chandos Lake, playing hockey and golf, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs.
B.A. (Hon), Criminal Justice and Public Policy, University of Guelph, 2010
J.D., Queen’s University, 2013
Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014