Adam Stephens is currently Chair, Disputes and sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. He was previously the Chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and head of the Commercial Litigation Group. Adam is an experienced commercial litigator who provides practical and strategic advice to his clients. He has extensive experience arguing cases before all levels of Ontario and federal courts and at private arbitrations.

Adam’s practice encompasses a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including shareholders’ rights, commercial contracts, and real property law. He regularly acts for directors and officers of private corporations and advises boards and their committees on litigation matters.

Shareholders’ rights: acting for shareholders in disputes concerning the relationship between shareholders, the dissolution or winding up of the corporation and related valuation issues, and the conduct of the corporation including the conduct of meetings of shareholders.

Contract disputes: acting in relation to breach of contract claims in a wide range of areas including contracts for the sale of goods, sale of shares, sale of assets, and personal service contracts.

Real property disputes: acting in relation to breaches of lease, breaches of agreements of purchase and sale of real property, and disputes relating to claims to interests in real property (adverse possession, easements etc.)

Procurement Disputes: acting in relation to breaches of tenders or RFPs on behalf of owners and bidders.

Adam frequently writes and speaks on legal developments in the areas of shareholders’ rights, contracts, class actions, and real property law. Adam also lectures on civil litigation, including discovery and trial techniques.

Adam is the Past-Chair of Board of Directors of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.