AREAS OF EXPERTISE

George is a Partner with SIMPSONWIGLE LAW, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and complex commercial disputes. He has acted on behalf of individuals, privately held corporations and publicly traded corporations.  Above all, George is keenly aware of the fine balance between the cost of litigation and the client’s objectives.  In providing advice to his clients he tempers any legal advice with the objectives of his clients, ensuring that his client’s goals are met and not just their legal rights.

George has successfully appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario together with various administrative boards, and tribunals. George is routinely involved in alternate dispute resolution both by way of negotiated settlements, arbitration and mediation. George has experience in:
•    Appellant advocacy
•    Franchise disputes
•    Contractual disputes
•    Construction disputes
•    Shareholder and partnership disputes and oppression remedy litigation
•    Mortgage enforcement and debt recovery
•    Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
•    Real property matters
•    Provincial offenses

George’s commercial litigation practice has also afforded him extensive experience in franchise law and he has held seminars and litigated with respect to the rights and obligations of both Franchisor and Franchisee under the Arthur Wishart Act, 2000 and common law.

AN HONEST AND STRATEGIC APPROACH

“My top priority is to determine what everyone's  motivation is (my client, opposing side,etc.) so I can develop a strategy that meets my clients goals and what they require to succeed.”

WHAT SETS GEORGE APART

"Being successful at my job is much more than simply knowing the law. There are so many different sides to legal arguments. Having the experience and understanding of the broad impact of the law, the facts, issues and peoples’ goals gives you an edge.”

THE BEST PART OF THE JOB

“I grew up in Montreal’s inner-city, where we were exposed to many different people, not all of them good. Therefore, I have a solid history of dealing with aggressive personalities that has served me well in my chosen career. A good legal battle is fun for me. I love to fight, and I love to win – but the fight is always better when you believe in it.”

ACTIVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

“I believe in being active an participant in my community. You cannot take without giving back. Otherwise, as a society we will never push ahead.”

Admissions

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2003

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws Queen’s University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Commerce McGill University, 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Associations

  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House of South Central Ontario
  • Former President, Ronald McDonald House of South Central Ontario
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award, 2017

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