Kevin navigates clients and their businesses through their most difficult and sensitive cases. He is a consummate advocate and experienced trial and appellate counsel, whose strategic insight, pragmatism and courtroom skill make him go-to counsel for clients' toughest disputes. While most at home in a courtroom, Kevin appreciates that businesses and their stakeholders often prefer to avoid protracted disputes, and that doing so can be critical to their success. Where a quick and quiet exit better matches his clients’ objectives, Kevin brokers effective and protective settlements.
Working predominantly in corporate/commercial, class action, securities, product liability and construction/infrastructure industry disputes, Kevin has particular expertise in reputation protection and defamation matters. Businesses and their stakeholders, finding themselves under the spotlight of media scrutiny or subject to the pressure of media investigations, rely on Kevin for his crisis management expertise and advice. For these clients, he is a consistent and reassuring force, working with public relations teams to manage reputational risk through immediate and effective response plans. Kevin helps clients achieve the delicate balance between their legal and public relations interests, and they appreciate his leadership, judgment and practical strategic guidance. Kevin also has significant experience in domestic and international arbitrations.
Kevin acts as a member of Osler’s Legal Professionals Committee where he oversees, guides and advises on associate assessment and progression. He is also a committed Pro Bono Ontario supporter and volunteer.