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Patrick Copeland

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2012

Patrick is a dedicated litigator who has been repeatedly recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation. He is a vigorous advocate who is driven to deliver exceptional results. While some disputes require a full hearing to achieve an appropriate resolution, Patrick also recognizes the value of adopting practical, creative and business-oriented approaches to resolving even the most complex of disputes outside of the courtroom.

Patrick has significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, class actions, employment and labour matters, intellectual property law and transportation law. He has acted as counsel in trials, applications, appeals, arbitrations, and various types of motions, including for urgent injunctive relief.

Patrick has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, and has appeared at every level of court in Ontario (including the Court of Appeal) as well as every level of the Federal Court (including the Federal Court of Appeal), in addition to various administrative tribunals.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Representative Matters

Represented Muslim Green Cemeteries Corporation in a number of applications (and resulting appeals) involving Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corporation, which concerned the formation, interpretation and enforcement of a contract relating to the development and management of a non-profit cemetery.

Represented the Township of King in successfully bringing an application for an interlocutory injunction in the Superior Court of Justice to restrain a landowner from contravening a bylaw and to enforce compliance with a stop work order.

Selected Speaking Engagements

"The Business of Transport Undertakings: Issues for Corporate Lawyers," CTLA Conference, September 2016.

Education

  • JD (with distinction), University of Western Ontario, 2011
  • MA (History), University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • BA (Hons), McMaster University, 2007