Max Muñoz

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

Max is a fierce advocate who works closely with clients to resolve issues, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. He enjoys the collaborative nature of the practice of law and the potential to shape decision-making, policy, and create precedents on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Max is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. His practice covers a range of litigation matters, including securities, construction and product liability. Max has particular expertise in civil and regulatory proceedings against directors and officers, class actions and broker/dealer disputes. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as regulatory bodies such as the Ontario Securities Commission.

Max is a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where he teaches a course on white collar crime. He also volunteers as Duty Counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission Litigation Assistance Program, assisting unrepresented litigants facing OSC proceedings, and as Duty Counsel for the Holland Bloorview Pro Bono Project, representing families denied government benefits in proceedings at the Social Benefits Tribunal.

Other Languages

Spanish

French

Professional Involvement

Professional Activities

  • Duty Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission Litigation Assistance Program
  • Duty Counsel, Holland Bloorview Pro Bono Project

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Director of Sponsorship, MLSE Foundation Gamechangers

Teaching Engagements

  • Sessional Instructor, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Representative Matters

Advising Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in connection with the Highway 427 Expansion Project.
 
Advising Humber River Hospital in connection with a major P3 development project.
 
Represented a Canadian subsidiary and its parent company in tobacco litigation, including a class action in Quebec and various healthcare cost recoupment actions initiated by provinces against tobacco manufacturers.
 
Represented the former CEO of one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction companies in billion-dollar class actions in Quebec and Ontario.
 
Represented one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers in Canada against shareholder class actions in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.
 
Represented a mining company and two of its former directors and officers in a class action relating to alleged misrepresentations surrounding one of the company’s mining properties.
 
Represented the manufacturer of a leading food brand in a high-profile dispute regarding permits and imports.
 
Represented a party before the Ontario Securities Commission on allegations of illegally distributing securities contrary to the Ontario Securities Act, resulting in withdrawal of all allegations.
 
Represented various litigants facing Ontario Securities Commission proceedings as part of the Ontario Securities’ Commission Litigation Assistance Program.
 
Represented various investment advisors and banks in civil and regulatory enforcement prosecutions relating to allegations of unsuitability, misrepresentations and oversaturation of complex financial products.
 
Represented municipalities against personal injury claims.

Education

  • JD, University of Windsor, 2011
  • BA (Hons., with Distinction), University of Toronto, 2006