Mark is a partner with GGFI and leads the firm’s litigation department. Mark maintains a civil litigation practice and represents clients in a broad range of areas, including employment (employer and employee), estate disputes, construction liens, defamation and commercial disputes including franchise litigation. Mark has successfully represented clients before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, as well as other levels of Court, administrative tribunals and in mediation and arbitration. A dedicated advocate for his clients, Mark is focused on crafting practical solutions to even the most complex of litigation matters.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mark acts for franchisors in establishing franchise systems, crafting disclosure documents and franchise agreements and enforcing rights under franchise agreements.
Mark continues to assist clients with residential real estate transactions.
Mark received the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law in 2009. While in law school, Mark gained experience assisting low-income individuals at the Downtown Legal Services community law clinic. Mark also volunteered with the University’s legal journal, the Faculty of Law Review. Mark is a graduate of the University of Guelph, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours, majoring in economics with a minor in history.
A member of the GGFI team since 2008, Mark was pleased to join the partnership in 2016. He is the chair of the Sunnyside Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Waterloo Law Association and Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Mark has given talks before a number of community organizations on various subjects in law.
Mark lives in Breslau with his wife, daughter and son. While he is out of the office, you may find Mark honing his photography skills or taking in a local stand-up comedy show.