Toronto Intellectual Property Lawyer Frank  Shostack
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EDUCATION: University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto
ASSOCIATIONS: Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, American Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation and International Law Firms.

Frank Shostack

B.A., J.D., LL.M., ICD.D.

Frank Shostack is an experienced Toronto lawyer who joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (“DSF”) in April of 2016. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Toronto and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1970. Frank subsequently obtained his Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Frank has been practising law for over 46 years and still enjoys the relationship with his clients and the personal satisfaction that comes with being an adviser, assisting clients with their business matters. Frank practises in the areas of Business and Corporate Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning and Trusts, and Intellectual Property advising clients on matters pertaining to corporate finance, corporate tax planning, acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, divestitures, intellectual property, business contract negotiations, shareholder and business disputes, and corporate governance.

Frank’s experience in trademark and copyright matters began in the mid 1970’s and has involved advising clients in trademark applications, negotiating and preparing trade mark and brand licensing agreements, and licensing agreements on behalf of software developers.

Through his commitment to quality, and his dedication to his clients, Frank has established many long-standing client relationships and solidified his reputation as a practical legal and business adviser.

For further information about Intellectual Property law, please contact Frank Shostack at or at 416-446-5818.


Some of Frank’s noteworthy transactions include:

Representing the seller of a $30 Million road paint manufacturing business;

Representing a Canadian insurer on a $32 Million purchase of a US life reinsurance company;

Representing a foreign insurer on the $78 Million sale of its Canadian insurance subsidiary to a private equity group;

Advising a 20 person minority shareholder group on its participation in a $40 Million purchase of a general insurance agency;

Assisting in the structuring of a $17 Million merger of two general insurance brokerages and representing one of the merging parties on the transaction and financing by a Canadian Chartered Bank;

Representing a Canadian manufacturer on the $450 Million (combined debt and equity) sale of its captive finance company to a US financial institution;

Advising a 50% shareholder that was facing an “oppression” remedy threat from his co-shareholder, and negotiating a “shot-gun” buy-sell agreement, resulting in the client purchasing the business.

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Frank has conducted the following in-house seminars for the Firm:

  • Creating a Personal Professional and Business l Development Plan
  • Effective Legal Writing
  • Creating a Successful Working Relationship with your Assistant (Frank’s legal assistant, now law clerk, has worked with him since 1976)

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