Josh Suttner

Partner

Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2018

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  • Bio
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Josh is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. His practice includes a broad range of commercial civil litigation matters, such as contract disputes, fraud cases, trusts litigation, debt enforcement, injunctions and administrative law. Josh advises clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to multinational organizations.

Josh is a skilled communicator and strong litigator. Whether advocating for clients in the courtroom or negotiating with opposing counsel, Josh enjoys the challenge of developing sound strategies and building effective arguments. He assists clients with navigating complex issues related to dispute resolution.

Josh has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice (Regular and Commercial List), the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. 

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Canadian/Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Representative Matters

Successfully represented The Toronto-Dominion Bank before the Ontario Court of Appeal, securing the affirmation of a summary judgment motion ruling in 2275518 Ontario Inc. v. The Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2024 ONCA 343.

Successfully obtained an injunction in a dispute regarding a family-run trucking and logistics business.

Successfully obtained a Certificate of Pending Litigation and restraining order injunction in a residential dispute.

Counsel to Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.) with respect to certain commercial litigation matters involving defamation, internet intermediary liability, intellectual property, data protection and freedom of expression issues.

Successfully represented The Toronto-Dominion Bank in securing summary judgment against a borrower, and corporate and personal guarantors, in The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. 2275518 Ontario Inc., 2023 ONSC 1050 (CanLII).

Successfully represented Satori Interréseautage Inc., a computer networking company, in securing recovery of possession of personal property to which it is lawfully entitled, in Satori Interréseautage Inc. v. Doe, 2023 ONSC 1097.

Successfully represented Charles Perlman, the Plaintiff in Supreme Sweets Inc. v. Perlman, 2023 ONSC 487, in which an appeal brought forth by the Defendants was dismissed.

Successfully represented The Maher Organization Ltd. and Zelig Krajden in their motion for summary judgment in The Maher Organization Ltd. v. HCI Mercantile Inc., 2022 ONSC 3585.

 

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "Creditors Rejoice: Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Summary Judgment Is ‘Tailor-Made’ to Enforce Liquidated Claims," Aird & Berlis LLP Litigation Bulletin, May 7, 2024.

Co-Author, "Great [Privacy] Expectations: Supreme Court Rules on Privacy Rights in IP Addresses in R. v. Bykovets," Aird & Berlis LLP Litigation Bulletin, March 13, 2024.

Co-Author, "Recent Changes to Civil and Commercial List Appearances in the Toronto Region," Aird & Berlis LLP, September 18, 2023.

Co-Author, "Legislators Jump the Shark: Proposed Reduction of the Criminal Interest Rate Will Have Implications Far Beyond Loansharking," Aird & Berlis LLP, July 13, 2022.

Co-Author, "Bar Exam Breach: Law Society of Ontario Moves Ahead With Claim While Affected Candidates Are Left on Outside Looking In," Aird & Berlis LLP, June 17, 2022.

Co-Author, "Treat Other Counsel How You Wish to Be Treated: The Rules Versus the Golden Rule," Aird & Berlis LLP, November 30, 2021.

Education

  • JD (with distinction), Western University, 2017
  • B.Sc. (Hons.), York University, 2014