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The Lumsden Building, 6 Adelaide Street East, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 1H6

Established: 1982

Practice Areas

  • Special Risks & Complex Litigation
  • Large Loss Exposures
  • International Insurance Litigation
  • Property & Casualty Claims
  • Cross-Border Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Commercial & Personal Lines Claims Defense
  • Construction Claims
  • Equipment Breakdown
  • International Reinsurance Litigation
  • Tort Defense
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents & Transportation Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Occupiers' Liability
  • Accident Benefits
  • Product Liability
  • Coverage Opinions & Defense
  • Reinsurance
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Condominium Losses
  • Landlord & Tenant Liability
  • Cyber Liability & Defense
  • Cyber Coverage Claims & Injunctive Response
  • Errors & Omissions Defense
  • Professional & Adjusters' Liability
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employer Liability & Sexual Harassment
  • Fire, Explosion, Flood & Catastrophe Litigation
  • Cyber Defamation & Liability
  • Fraud & Arson Claims
  • Insurance Mediation & Arbitration

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About Us

Founded in 1982, our Firm maintains a client-centered practice providing representation directed to the resolution of disputes involving commercial & insurance litigation and business law.

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Personnel Information

Partners


John L. Davis

Managing Partner

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 1978
Education:
  • Queen's University, Honours B.A., 1973
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 1976
Honors:
Academic Medalist

R. Lee Akazaki

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 1990
Education:
  • University of Toronto, Trinity College, Honours B.A., 1985
  • University of Toronto, J.D., 1988

Joan C. Takahashi

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 1991
Education:
  • Osgoode Hall Law School York University, LL.B., 1989

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Senior Associate


Fatima Vieira

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 2002
Education:
  • Harvard University, B.A., 1994
  • University of Toronto, M.A., 1995
  • Queen's University, LL.B., 2001

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Associates


Nick P. Poon

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 2012
Education:
  • The University of Western Ontario, B.A., 2009
  • The University of Western Ontario, J.D., 2011

Sabrina Saltmarsh

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 2010
Education:
  • University of Toronto, B.A. (with honors and distinction), 2006
  • The University of Western Ontario, J.D., 2009

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Counsel


David Alderson

Toronto, ON, Canada

Admitted
  • Ontario, 1982
  • England & Wales, 1988
  • Bermuda, 1998
  • New York, 2005
Education:
  • York University, B.A. Mathematics and Economics, 1976
  • Osgoode Hall Law School York University, LL.B., 1980
  • University College London, LL.M, Commercial and Corporate Law, 1987
Honors:
York University In-Course Scholarship each of two years of BA

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