Matthew is a senior member of the estate and litigation groups. He maintains a broad civil, commercial, insurance and securities litigation practice.
He has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in estate and construction disputes, corporate and tort litigation as well as negligence and fraud claims. This experience has resulted in numerous reported decisions in complex and novel areas of law, including several in the Ontario Reports and in Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice.
A significant portion of Matthew’s practice in recent years has involved cross-border claims for securities misrepresentation in the primary and secondary markets involving publicly traded companies operating in a diverse range of industries and geographical locations, including mining and offshore oil and gas exploration. In the context of this practice, Matthew has recovered millions of dollars for investors.
Matthew also represents international clients in the recognition and enforcement of foreign monetary and equitable judgments, including injunctions, and in proceedings in Ontario to obtain evidence in aid of foreign legal proceedings through the enforcement of letters rogatory.
Matthew has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice (including the Commercial List), the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience working on matters proceeding before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Michigan.
Numerous reported decisions in complex and novel areas of law, including several in:
- the Ontario Reports, and
- Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice.