Jeffrey has been practicing with Garfinkle Biderman since his call to the Bar in 1991. His practice focuses on commercial disputes with an emphasis on contracts, real property, commercial leases, bankruptcy and insolvency, and employment matters.

Experience
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial disputes;
  • Diverse clientele of public and private corporations and individuals;
  • Appeared at numerous trials, appeals and administrative hearings
Education

1991 Called to the Bar in Ontario;
1989 LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School;
1985 B.A. (Economics), University of Western Ontario

Associations/Memberships
Professional
  • Advocates’ Society;
  • Christian Legal Fellowship;
  • University of Toronto Law School Moot Supervisor and Judge (2007-2010, 2012 and 2015);
  • University of Toronto Law School Moot Judge (2006);
  • Bar Admission Course Instructor (2000-2004), Business Law – Insolvency;
Community
  • Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (“CGCIC”), Director (2006-2013);
  • German Canadian Business & Professional Association of Greater Toronto (“GCBPA”) – President and Director (2006-2007), Secretary and Director (1999-2006);
  • GCBPA German Canadian Scholarship Fund – Founding Director and  President (2008 – 2011);
  • Christ Our King Lutheran Church in Mississauga, Ontario – Board of Elders (2006-present), Chairman (2002-2006), Second Vice-Chairman (2000-2002);
  • Christ Our King Lutheran School – Director of Interim Board (2002-2010);
  • Lutheran Church of Canada, East District Abuse Prevention Team (2004-2012)
  • Lutheran Church – Canada – Commission on Adjudication (2011-present)
Also Noteworthy

Jeffrey has presented many seminars including:

  • “Basic Issues in Employment Law” – CGCIC (November 9, 2011)
  • “Employee Terminations – Reducing Risks” for CGCIC (2007)
  •  “Preparing a Will – Legal Considerations”  for Lutheran Church - Canada East District (2005)
  • “Getting Paid – A Practical Guide for Creditors” primarily for members of the GCBPA (2004)
  • “Managing Employee Terminations Effectively” primarily for members of CGCIC (2004)
  • “Selling Your Products in Canada – Some Legal Considerations” as part of Made in Germany – Available in Canada, sponsored by the CGCIC (2003)
Recent Cases
  • Title v. Canadian Asset Based Lending Enterprise (Cable) Inc.
    (2011), 108 O.R. (3d) 71 (C.A.) reversing in part, 2011 CarswellOnt 882, add'l reasons 2011 CarswellOnt 1676 (S.C.J. - Commercial List)
  • Noormohamed v. ANP Holdings Ltd.
    2010 CarswellOnt 8743 (S.C.J.) aff’d 2010 CarswellOnt 8620 (C.A.);
  • Schenker of Canada Ltd. v. Royal King Upholstery Inc.
    2010 CarswellOnt 1837 additional reasons at 2010 CarswellOnt 3651 (S.C.J.);
  • Nanji v. 944936 Ontario Inc.
    2010 CarswellOnt. 724 (Div. Ct.);
  • Douglas v. Magick Woods Ltd.
    2008 CarswellOnt. 9107 (S.C.J.); 
  • Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust v. Pita Pazzaz Inc. 
    2005, 35 R.P.R. (4th) 229 (S.C.J.);
  • Vanreal Properties Ltd. v. Erisan Inc.
    2003, 126 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1017 additional reasons [2004] O.J. No. 415 (S.C.J.);

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