John Philpott is a commercial and civil litigator recognized by his clients for his critical insight, frank advice, and passionate advocacy. His focus is on obtaining the best results as expeditiously as possible.  John has experience at all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court, Commercial list matters, administrative tribunals, and confidential commercial arbitrations.  John has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation disputes, including litigating shareholder rights, contract disputes, and fraud matters.

Shareholders’ rights: acting for shareholders in disputes concerning the ownership and operation of corporations, including corporate oppression claims.

Contract disputes: acting for individuals and entities in a wide range of matters, including exclusive distribution agreements, real estate agreements, finder’s fee agreements, letters of intent, private placements and many others.

Extraordinary remedies/fraud matters: seeking remedies to freeze funds or property which is at risk of being dissipated in cases of fraud or corporate oppression.

John has also acted on matters concerning copyright, defamation, malicious prosecution and a host of other areas.

John has spoken and written on a variety of legal topics in Canada and the United States, including copyright infringement (California Copyright Conference), extraordinary remedies (Law Clerk Conference of Ontario), and solicitor client privilege (Lawyer’s Weekly). John has also made televised appearances on The National and CityNews.

Prior to joining Miller Thomson, John articled at national firm and also worked for many years at a litigation boutique firm where he gained significant courtroom experience.