AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Erik, a Partner with SIMPSONWIGLE LAW in the Burlington office, has engaged in the practice of litigation since 2002. Erik enjoys a wide-ranging condominium and commercial litigation practice. 

Erik is a seasoned and respected condominium litigator relating to issues under the Ontario Condominium Act. Erik often acts in compliance cases involving mediations, arbitrations and applications before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as well as: enforcement of condominium liens, shared facilities disagreements and construction deficiency cases. Erik regularly acts for condominium corporations, board of directors, developers, property managers and owners in the Golden Horseshoe area and has substantial experience in mediation and arbitration of condominium-related disputes.

Erik routinely acts for corporate clients including entrepreneurs, large and small businesses as well as institutional lenders and trustees in bankruptcy.  

Erik often appears in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also appeared in the Human Rights Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Small Claims Court. Erik has substantial experience in:

  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Winding up of businesses
  • Professional advisor negligence
  • Director, officer and employee litigation, including breach of fiduciary duties
  • Business-related torts
  • Construction deficiencies related to common elements

AN OPEN AND EMPATHETIC APPROACH

“I use my communication skills and ability to empathize to understand my client’s perspective. By understanding what they want to achieve I can tailor a plan of action to suit their needs.” 

WHAT SETS ERIK APART

“I’m very focused on employing the most efficient and cost-effective way to solve legal problems.”

THE BEST PART OF THE JOB

“It’s very simple – getting a client a good result, whether that’s after a trial, hearing or settlement. A good result to me, is getting the client what they wanted.”

Admissions

  • Called to the Bar in New York State, 2003
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2002

Education

  • LL.B. Certificate of Equivalency, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. 2000
  • Juris Doctor, Michigan State University, College of Law, 1999
  • B.A. University of Toronto (St. George), 1996

Associations

  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Canadian Hellenic Lawyers Association

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