Appeals & Legal Opinions

Appellate Services

As a litigator and appellate lawyer, Gus has over 30 year’s experience in all levels of courts in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He has represented clients on appeals in many areas, including …

  • Professional negligence
  • Errors & Omissions Insurance
  • Commercial and General Liability Insurance liability and coverage
  • Personal Injury (both plaintiff and defendant)
  • Disability and LTD claims
  • Fatal Injury Claims
  • Wrongful death cases
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Commercial and business disputes
  • Land title/ownership disputes
  • Wills and estates disputes
  • Human rights disputes
  • Municipal and property issues
  • Mortgage disputes

Legal Opinions

Gus’ long and varied experience as a litigator, as well as his lengthy list of legal articles and presentations—particularly in the field of insurance law—has resulted in him being frequently sought out to provide “third party” legal opinions on issues of liability, quantum and contract interpretation.

For a list of Gus’ articles and presentations, click here.

Gus can provide well-reasoned, clear and comprehensive legal opinions on many aspects of the law, including

  • Coverage opinions with respect to CGL, E&O, Motor Vehicle and LTD insurance policies
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial and Leasing contracts
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
  • Interpretation and application of statutes
  • Products liability
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Family disputes in estate matters
  • Disputes between insurers as how insurance policies should be interpreted and applied
  • Disputes between insurers and insureds over coverage
  • Labour arbitrations
  • Wrongful dismissal claims
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