Frank is a Toronto business and tax lawyer offering mediation and arbitration services relating to business and financial disputes. He obtained his Juris Dr. degree at the University of Toronto, his Master of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School and his ICD. D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors after completing the Directors Education Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1970 and has practiced business and tax law in Toronto since that time, focusing on general business law, corporate reorganizations, corporate tax planning, estate planning and corporate governance matters. He has also advised family lawyers on the structuring of complex financial settlements and where the implementation of equalization payments requires parties to transfer corporate interests in a tax effective manner.
Frank has completed several programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution through the University of Windsor, the Arbitration Course conducted by the Arbitrators Institute of Ontario, and a number of programs on business operations conducted by Goal QPC and Michael Hammer & Co.
In the course of his practice, Frank has used his training and skills to negotiate and implement solutions that address competing interests that often arise in multiparty business transactions. As a business lawyer with more than 40 years’ experience, Frank brings his business mindset to the mediation setting to offer creative approaches to settle disagreements. His mediation services focus on shareholder and partnership disputes, estate matters, general contract matters, franchise relationships, information technology, and generally business and financial disputes arising in the course of the day to day matters.
Frank’s approach is to gain an understanding of the issues that are important to each party and to facilitate a dialogue between the parties to enable them to arrive at a mutually agreeable resolution.
Mediation is a time-efficient and cost-effective method of dispute resolution which provides a forum for constructive and positive discussion between the parties to a dispute. Frank approaches mediation as a cost-effective process which allows the parties to retain control of the outcome of their dispute.
Frank has conducted the following in-house seminars for the Firm: