A veteran litigator focusing on insurance and commercial disputes, Ian views himself as a problem-solver who pursues his client’s objectives with passion and determination. Ian’s focus is on service and obtaining quality results in a cost-effective manner. He believes in trying to negotiate an early resolution where appropriate, but if need be, he is a tough advocate for his clients in the courtroom.
Ian’s skills in resolving errors and omissions claims, in particular, professional liability claims against engineers, lawyers, financial advisors, directors and officers, life insurance agents, actuaries, environmental consultants, naturopaths, to name a few, has led to Ian’s recognition by the Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a leading practitioner consistently recommended in Professional Liability and by Best Lawyers® in Canada for Insurance Law.
Ian’s insurance practice encompasses a wide variety of general liability claims, from product liability to occupiers' liability, malicious prosecution, and actions against public authorities. He also handles coverage matters. His commercial litigation practice includes breach of contract cases and claims involving real estate developments.
Ian also has considerable experience and success in handling difficult immigration matters. An immigrant to Canada himself, Ian’s interest in assisting those with immigration issues stems from his personal understanding of the many challenges that immigrants face when they seek permanent status in Canada. The focus of his immigration practice is business immigration, including obtaining work permits and permanent status for employees who are needed in Canada, as well as permanent status for professional, entrepreneurial and investor class applicants.