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Barbara VanBunderen

Counsel - Commercial Litigation, Insolvency

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Phone: 519.660.7896
Fax: 519.660.7897

Barbara practices primarily in commercial litigation area with expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Education

Barbara graduated with her Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1991. Prior to law school Barbara obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Biology in 1988 also from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993.

Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1993

About

Barbara has been practicing law with Siskinds LLP for over 25 years, primarily in the commercial litigation area with expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. She is committed to helping her clients find practical and creative solutions for all of their legal needs, whether they are individuals, businesses, Licenced Insolvency Trustees or receivers. Where resolution is not possible she is a strong advocate for her clients before the courts and has had successful appearances as counsel before various courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

When not at work or volunteering her time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking and photography.

Barbara’s adventure of her lifetime was a father-daughter transatlantic sailing trip in a 35-foot Sloop. To which she would be delighted to share her stories with other sailing enthusiasts.

Memberships and Associations

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Christian Legal Fellowship, Member

Publications and Speaking

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London, Ontario, May 1, 2018: Forgiveness and Judgment

Moderator: Professional Panel Discussion at the More Excellent Women in Law conference, London, Ontario, November 4, 2017

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London, Ontario, May 2, 2017: Trust

Speaker: The Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 19, 2016: Consumer Legal Technical Update

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London Ontario, August 20, 2012: Practising Law with Integrity

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London Ontario, May 12, 2009: How to Glorify God through the Practice of Law

Speaker: Christian Legal Fellowship Women’s conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 4, 2009: Integrating Faith and Practice

Speaker: Christian Legal Fellowship Women’s conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 5, 2008: Work and Family Balance

Editor: Internal Publication - “Setting the Precedent”, 1998 to 2001

Co-Editor: “Siskind, Cromarty, Ivey & Dowler’s In-House Comments on Current Legal Issues”, 1997 to 1998

“Gilvesy Construction v. General Trust - Case Comment”, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Nuts and Bolts Construction Law Section Newsletter, 1997

“Construction Contracts: Language to Avoid”, J. Wayne McLeish and Barbara F. Fischer, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1996 Institute, Construction: “The Project from Hell? the Sequel”: Pitfalls in Construction Litigation: How to Avoid Them, January 25-27, 1996

“Breach of Trust under the Construction Lien Act”, J. Wayne McLeish and Barbara F. Fischer, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1995 Construction Law Programme Western Region, What’s New in Construction Law, March 2, 1995

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, London Christian Academy, August 2018 to present

London Christian Academy, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, February 2016 to present

London Christian Academy, member of the Human Resources Committee, June 2014 to present

Sunday School Teacher, Church in the Oaks, 2007 to present

Facilitator, Family Foundations International, 1998 to 2005

Board of Directors, Freedom House Canada Inc., 1999 to 2003

Volunteer, London Gospel Temple Inc., 1988 to 2003

Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario Law School, Litigation Practice, 1998 and 1999

Barbara has been practicing law with Siskinds LLP for over 25 years, primarily in the commercial litigation area with expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. She is committed to helping her clients find practical and creative solutions for all of their legal needs, whether they are individuals, businesses, Licenced Insolvency Trustees or receivers. Where resolution is not possible she is a strong advocate for her clients before the courts and has had successful appearances as counsel before various courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

When not at work or volunteering her time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking and photography.

Barbara’s adventure of her lifetime was a father-daughter transatlantic sailing trip in a 35-foot Sloop. To which she would be delighted to share her stories with other sailing enthusiasts.

Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Member
Christian Legal Fellowship, Member

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London, Ontario, May 1, 2018: Forgiveness and Judgment

Moderator: Professional Panel Discussion at the More Excellent Women in Law conference, London, Ontario, November 4, 2017

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London, Ontario, May 2, 2017: Trust

Speaker: The Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 19, 2016: Consumer Legal Technical Update

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London Ontario, August 20, 2012: Practising Law with Integrity

Speaker: Christian Legal Institute, London Ontario, May 12, 2009: How to Glorify God through the Practice of Law

Speaker: Christian Legal Fellowship Women’s conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 4, 2009: Integrating Faith and Practice

Speaker: Christian Legal Fellowship Women’s conference, Toronto, Ontario, April 5, 2008: Work and Family Balance

Editor: Internal Publication - “Setting the Precedent”, 1998 to 2001

Co-Editor: “Siskind, Cromarty, Ivey & Dowler’s In-House Comments on Current Legal Issues”, 1997 to 1998

“Gilvesy Construction v. General Trust - Case Comment”, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Nuts and Bolts Construction Law Section Newsletter, 1997

“Construction Contracts: Language to Avoid”, J. Wayne McLeish and Barbara F. Fischer, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1996 Institute, Construction: “The Project from Hell? the Sequel”: Pitfalls in Construction Litigation: How to Avoid Them, January 25-27, 1996

“Breach of Trust under the Construction Lien Act”, J. Wayne McLeish and Barbara F. Fischer, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, 1995 Construction Law Programme Western Region, What’s New in Construction Law, March 2, 1995

Board of Directors, London Christian Academy, August 2018 to present

London Christian Academy, Chair of the Human Resources Committee, February 2016 to present

London Christian Academy, member of the Human Resources Committee, June 2014 to present

Sunday School Teacher, Church in the Oaks, 2007 to present

Facilitator, Family Foundations International, 1998 to 2005

Board of Directors, Freedom House Canada Inc., 1999 to 2003

Volunteer, London Gospel Temple Inc., 1988 to 2003

Teaching Assistant, University of Western Ontario Law School, Litigation Practice, 1998 and 1999

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