Labour and employment law for unions and employees, professionals and professional associations; human rights and general litigation, class proceedings, pension and benefits and disdability law, arbitration and administrative law and appellate advocacy.
Skilled in litigation and dispute resolution, Brian´s talent and creativity have provided our clients with unique solutions to their often complex problems without the time and cost many would expect.
Brian has appeared before all levels of the Courts in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
A native of Montreal, Brian is a graduate of Brandeis University in Massachussetts, U.S.A., and Balliol College at Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar (Quebec). Upon completion of his graduate degree, he taught sociology of development in Central Java, Indonesia.
Brian is a co-author of a text on recent changes in worker´s compensation law in Ontario and the author of numerous articles and monographs. He speaks on a variety of topics-involving developments in labour and human rights law - to university classes, lawyers´ organizations, employee organizations and trade union audiences.
Brian also designs and delivers educational seminars on topics of interest to union activists, professionals and employee groups.
Brian speaks French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia/Malayu. He lives in Toronto with his partner, Barbara Ostroff and their three children.