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Lorenzo Lisi



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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1990

Lorenzo Lisi is the Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labour & Employment Group.


Lorenzo has practised exclusively in the area of labour and employment law for almost 25 years and has regularly appeared before the courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of employer clients, both provincially and federally.

Lorenzo's areas of expertise include the drafting of employment agreements, collective bargaining, wrongful and constructive dismissal defence litigation, human rights, injunctive court proceedings, judicial review, and grievance and labour board litigation, as well as responding to union organizing and applications for certification. He also advises employers on acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, enforceability of restrictive covenants and the application of various labour and employment statutes.

Lorenzo is involved in the development and presentation of management training on a wide variety of topics, including human rights, union organizing defence strategies, strikes and lock outs, employment policies and procedures and risk management.

Lorenzo has served as a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. He is frequently asked to speak and write on various labour and employment topics. Click here for a selection of Lorenzo's recent media coverage and references to his various speaking engagements.

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Special Designations

Named in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business as a 'Recognised Practitioner' in Employment & Labour (Ontario)

Recommended in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in the practice area of Labour and Employment

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law

Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of Employment Law and Labour Relations

MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Labour Law Association
Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
International Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment, Civil Litigation, Corporate Counsel, Constitutional, Civil Liberties, Human Rights)
Ontario Motor Coach Association

Professional Activities

Editorial Board, Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

Board of Directors, Conference Organizer and Human Rights Committee Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers

Community InvolvementBoard Member, Toronto Foundation for Student Success

EducationLL.B., Queen's University, 1988
B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 1985