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Irvin Schein

P: 416-593-3965
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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1980
  • LL.M., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
  • LL.B., (Honours), Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978
  • B.A. (Honours), Political Science, McGill University, 1975
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Irvin is an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator. He represents clients in a vast number of areas, including: shareholders' rights and remedies, applications for injunctive relief, wrongful dismissal, defamation, corporate and commercial disputes, real property litigation including commercial development disputes and commercial leasing disputes, and solicitors' negligence and professional malpractice claims.

Irvin has substantial experience with litigation for international clients. He routinely handles numerous matters for companies based in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Irvin is a former member of the Board of Directors of a global affiliation of law firms, and he formerly served as the chair of its North American litigation section.

Irvin is also a frequent author and lecturer on litigation practice-related matters.

Irvin earned his LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014. He has substantial experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings and is listed as an arbitrator by the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre based in Montreal, QC. To determine Irvin's availability for your mediation or arbitration, please contact his assistant, Robin Finklestein by email at or by telephone at 416-593-1221 x 2310.

Irvin has developed a wide breadth of knowledge in a number of industries. Clients appreciate his willingness to take on their problems and relieve them of some of the burden. A born litigator, his advocacy and courtroom skills are highly developed after over 40 years of practice.

Industry Expertise

  • Automotive

Core Specialties

  • Applications for injunctive relief and judicial review
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial development disputes
  • Commercial leasing disputes
  • Corporate and commercial disputes
  • Defamation
  • Employment litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • International litigation
  • Jurisdictional disputes
  • Negligence and tort claims
  • Pension and employment benefits disputes
  • Professional malpractice claims
  • Prosecution and defense of solicitors' negligence
  • Real property litigation
  • Sexual abuse litigation
  • Shareholders' rights and remedies
  • Tax Litigation
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • LL.M., Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2014
  • LL.B., (Honours), Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978
  • B.A. (Honours), Political Science, McGill University, 1975
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1980




  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Chair, Litigation Section
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Board of Directors (2019-2022)

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