Barry H. Bresner  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Barry Bresner is a senior counsel in the Commercial Litigation Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Practising in the Toronto office, Barry has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. His practice extends to shareholder/partnership disputes, directors' and officers' liability, professional liability, environmental liability, breach of trust/fiduciary duties, breach of contract, reinsurance, commercial torts and injunctions. Barry has over 35 years of experience as trial and appellate counsel on a broad range of matters at all levels of court. He is a member of the Firm's International Trade and Arbitration Group and Team North® Group.

Representative Work

  • Landvis Canada Inc. v. Ocean Choice International LP, 2016 CanLII 544 (NL SCTD) – limited partnership dispute.
  • Canadian Northern Shield Insurance Co. v. 2421593 Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 570 (CanLII) – inducing breach of contract.
  • Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund LP et al v. Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd et al., 2013 BCSC 187; 2012 BCSC 14 (CanLII) – shareholder oppression.
  • Weller v. Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, 2012 ONCA 360 (CanLII) – commercial dispute.
  • Brack v. DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., 2010 ONSC 2922 (CanLII) – termination of dealership.
  • Mascia et al v. Dixie X-Ray Associates Ltd et al., 2008 CanLII 59103 (Ont. Div. Ct) – shareholder oppression.
  • Re Slater Steel Inc., (2008) 291 DLR (4th) 314 (Ont. C.A.); 40 CBR (5th) 172; 237 OAC 267 – director liability.
  • McGregor v. Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership, 2010 ONSC 6925 (CanLII) – commercial dispute.
  • White v. Colliers Macauley Nicolls Inc, 2009 ONCA 444 (CanLII); 44 BLR(4th) 108 – shareholder dispute.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker at internal and external seminars and conferences on topics including commercial arbitration and the shareholder oppression remedy.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2011) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Insurance and Reinsurance).
  • Recognized in the 2015 and 2012 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation – Commercial Insurance).
  • Recognized in the 2013 International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as one of the world`s leading insurance & reinsurance lawyers.
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.