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Gordon Capern LL.B.


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Gordon Capern is a senior partner and a leader of the firm’s corporate and commercial litigation practice.

Gordon enjoys acting for entrepreneurs. He has spent much of his career acting in cases where there are significant business and personal interests at stake.

He has advised clients and acted as counsel in the resolution of disputes in all areas of corporate and commercial activity:

  • complex commercial transactions in a wide array of industries
  • public and private company shareholder and partnership disputes
  • liability of professional advisors, including auditors, accountants and lawyers
  • director, officer and employee litigation, with considerable expertise in their fiduciary obligations
  • franchises and dealerships


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1991

Professional Affiliations

  • Director (2019) and Fellow (2015), International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers (2018)
  • Past Director, Advocates' Society

Representative Work

Gordon has been involved in a number of significant briefs including acting as counsel to:

  • Andrew Stronach in Stronach vs. Stronach
  • Labrador Nickel Royal LP in a major claim against Vale in respect of the Voisey's Bay Mine
  • Barrick Gold in a claim relating to the ownership of a Chilean mine
  • Hollinger Inc. in claims against its auditors and its banking syndicate
  • respondents in high-profile insider trading and tipping cases before the Ontario Securities Commission

Awards and Honours

  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as Most Frequently Recommended - Litigation - Corporate Commercial  
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as 2020 Litigation Star
    Recognized in the 2020 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Recognized in the ​2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory ​as ​Most Frequently Recommended ​- Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as 2019 Litigation Star
  • Featured in Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Featured in the Globe and Mail's Lexpert®/Report on Business Magazine - Leading Litigation Lawyer, December 2018  
  • Ranked by Chambers Canada 2019 in Litigation: General Commercial practice area in Ontario
  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Global, Canada
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert/Report on Business Guide to Leading Litigation Lawyers
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Benchmark Litigation - Litigation Star
  • Featured in the Globe and Mail's Lexpert®/Report on Business Magazine - Leading Litigation Lawyer, December 2015

Listed in Best Lawyers® in Corporate Commercial Litigation since 2014

Community Involvement

Gordon is a director of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (, and served as a co-chair of AIDSbeat ( which is a major CANFAR fundraiser and the focal point of the social calendar in the Toronto legal community.   

Gordon is a past Vice-Chair of AMREF Canada (, which funds vital health initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. He remains an ambassador for AMREF.

An avid road cyclist, Gordon sponsors youth development programmes including the Trek Red Truck teams based in Vancouver, B.C.

Publications and Presentations

Exceptional Advocates.


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