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Jason practices family law, civil and estates litigation out of Christie/Cummings’ Collingwood office. He joined the firm in 2011 after practicing for several years at a large Toronto law firm.
In his family law practice, Jason advises clients on resolving disputes about separation, divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support and the division of property and debt. While comfortable in court, Jason is also experienced in addressing family law issues through non-court-based methods such as the negotiation of separation agreements, mediation and arbitration. He also advises clients on the creation of co-habitation and marriage contracts (also known as “pre-nups”), which set out in advance how couples will deal with a potential breakdown in their relationship.
In his civil litigation practice, Jason represents financial institutions, manufacturers, businesses and individuals in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. His areas of experience include product liability, breach of contract, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, insurance, employment, fraud, banking and franchise law.
In his estate litigation practice, Jason assists clients with disputes pertaining to wills, powers of attorney, mental capacity and court-appointment of guardians of personal care and property. These areas often involve high emotion and complex family dynamics, so Jason takes an approach that is focused on preserving both rights and relationships.
Jason received his law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2002. He also holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa.
Outside of the office, Jason is an avid hiker, canoer, writer and dad. He fund-raises for a number of causes including Collingwood’s My Friend’s House, the University of Toronto Food Bank and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.