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Michael Bookman


Michael  Bookman


T:+1 416.216.2492

Michael Bookman is an associate with a general practice in civil and commercial litigation, with particular experience in assisting broker-dealer clients in contract disputes and professional negligence matters.

Mr. Bookman has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, including the Commercial List, and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He is qualified to practice in Ontario and Quebec and is bilingual.

In 2012-2013, Mr. Bookman clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis.

Prior to law school, he worked as a political risk consultant for financial institutions in London, UK. Mr. Bookman also served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy (reserve).

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  • Education

    MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006
    A.B., Harvard University, 2003
    B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2011

  • Representative experience

    Mr. Bookman has acted for the following clients:

    • An international financial institution in a professional negligence claim
    • A Canadian broker-dealer involved in a fee dispute with a commodity company
    • A Canadian broker-dealer involved in contract disputes with investment advisors
    • A Canadian pharmaceutical company in a claim for negligent misrepresentation against a vendor
    • Shareholders of a medical products company in an oppression remedy application
    • The Canadian Civil Liberties Association as an intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada on an appeal regarding provincial immunity statutes and the right to freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • Admissions
    • Ontario 2013
    • Quebec 2013
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • L'Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario
    • The Advocates' Society
    • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
    • Young Bar Association of Montreal