Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Practice covers a broad range of corporate/commercial litigation, including contracts, banking, shareholder disputes, tax, bankruptcy/restructuring, administrative law and Aboriginal law. In 2018, he was named one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. His recent major engagements include 1169822 Ontario Limited v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2018 ONSC 1631 (in which the trial judge commented that the opposing expert’s opinion was “utterly shattered” by Mr. Hall’s cross-examination), Slate Management Corporation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 ONCA 763 (innovative mootness argument on appeal), Canada (Attorney General) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc., 2016 SCC 56 (appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada involving the test for rectification in a tax context) and defending TD Bank in an action for $5.5 billion arising from the collapse of Stanford International Bank. He is a broadly published author, his most notable work being Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, which has been cited multiple times by the courts including 14 times by the Supreme Court of Canada. He teaches widely in both contract law and trial advocacy. He clerked for the Supreme Court of Canada from 1991 to 1992. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1993.
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