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Eldon J. Bennett

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1978

Eldon’s clients trust him with their most difficult issues. With over 35 years of litigation experience, he is able to clearly identify risks and provide a path to resolving conflict. Eldon’s academic background, leadership skills and mix of public and private-sector experience make him a unique resource for clients facing business or legal challenges. 

Eldon represents a broad range of clients in industries as diverse as broadcasting, professional sport, mining and manufacturing.  As well, he has extensive experience in advising various levels of government and business organizations with respect to conflict of interest issues.  He has held board positions in both the public and private sectors, as well as in the charitable sector. He is currently a director of a pharmaceutical company and a member of Board of the Niagara Parks Commission.

From 2006 to 2015, Eldon served as the firm’s Managing Partner and was a long-standing member of the Executive Committee.

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Wesdome Gold Mines Limited, Director
  • Meltzer Automotive, Past Director

Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Liver Foundation, Past Director
  • Toronto Hospital Foundation, Past Director
  • Toronto Hospital Research Institute, Past Director

Representative Matters

Represented Amber Canada Inc., a late-stage LP applicant under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, with respect to startup work, including the company’s organization, shareholders’ agreement and initial round of seed-financing.

Represented the owners of the Toronto Raptors and the Air Canada Centre in litigation with former shareholders over concession rights.

Represented many corporations in first contract negotiations with various unions, including Steelworkers, Teamsters and Auto Workers.

Education

  • JD, University of Toronto, 1976
  • PhD, Duke University, 1976
  • BA, York University, 1968