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About Eric

Eric specializes in complex commercial litigation, class action defence, and insurance disputes. He also has expertise in banking and securities litigation, injunctions, real estate and leasing disputes, media and defamation cases, and arbitration proceedings. Eric has represented clients at all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Ontario Securities Commission, and in commercial arbitrations and mediations.

Before joining Blakes, Eric was a law clerk for judges of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.

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Eric has acted as counsel to:

Class Action Defence

  • A financial services company in a class action seeking recovery of funds invested in a third-party's fraudulent scheme

  • A technology company in a worker misclassification class action

  • A multinational hotel franchise in a class action involving allegations of deceptive practices

Banking Litigation

  • A bank in a class action relating to charging NSF fees

  • A bank in an interpleader application

  • Various banks in disputes relating to fraud

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • An insured to obtain a C$362-million award in a five-week private arbitration against its insurer pursuant to a political risk insurance policy

  • An insurance company in a class action brought on behalf of policyholders alleging improper management of a synthetic index tracking fund

  • An insurance company in an arbitration with its reinsurer regarding the scope of its recapture right under a YRT reinsurance agreement

Commercial Cases

  • A property management company in a dispute regarding the interpretation of closing conditions in an agreement of purchase and sale

  • An international racing company in a contract dispute with its Canadian franchisee

  • Various entities in urgent injunction proceedings

Awards & Recognition

Eric is recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)

Professional Activities

Eric is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates' Society.

Eric coordinates the Litigation group's volunteer participation on the Pro Bono Ontario Free Legal Advice Hotline, and provides pro bono legal advice to a variety of public interest clients.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2016
JD, University of Toronto – 2014
MA, University of Toronto – 2014
BA, McGill University – 2010

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