Benjamin Zarnett

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-4204
Fax: (416) 979-1234

Partner. Practises as trial and appellate counsel, emphasizing commercial cases involving public companies, financial institutions and government. Has practised before the SCC, FCC, all levels of courts in Ontario and many administrative tribunals. Lead counsel in some of the most important, high-profile cases that have recently been decided in Canada, including the litigation involving the restructuring of the Asset-Backed Commercial Paper market, the contest over the acquisition of BCE, the Danier Leather class action, the Indalex priority dispute and the Nortel asset allocation dispute. Awarded 2006 Law Society Medal (highest honour) by LSUC, the 2007 Award of Distinction by TLA for outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the 2009 OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. Named “Toronto Litigator of the Year” for Bet-the-Company (2013/2010), Corporate/Commercial (2012) and Class Action (2011/2015) by The Best Lawyers in Canada. Named “Ontario Litigator of the Year” in 2013 by Benchmark Canada. Recognized as one of three “Star Individuals” for dispute resolution by Chambers Global. Past President of the TAS(O). ACTL Fellow. Extensive list of publications and public speeches. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1977.

Year Called to the Bar:1977 (ON)
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