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Partner - Commercial Litigation

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Phone: 519.660.7708
Fax: 519.660.7709

Commercial Litigation with emphasis on contract disputes, libel and slander and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Education

LL.B. Western University

Called to the Bar in 2008

About

Michael Polvere is a partner with the commercial litigation group where his practice includes advising clients on the enforcement of contractual rights, shareholder and partnership disputes, creditor rights, franchise litigation, securities litigation and dispute resolution. Michael also assists clients with cyber security litigation and libel and slander law, advocating on behalf of both media and non-media clients.  He has also advised cannabis industry clients and advocated on their behalf in courtroom litigation.

Additionally, Michael has assisted international clients who have obtained judgments abroad enforce those judgments against Canadian debtors located in Ontario.

Michael regularly appears in court, both in person and now in the virtual court room setting and has assisted clients navigate through corporate and commercial litigation matters at all levels of court in Ontario including administrative tribunals and appellate panels.

Michael is a graduate of Western University's Faculty of Law (LL.B, 2007) where he was the recipient of the Paul Bradley Award. Prior to his law degree, Michael graduated in 1999 from Western with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Honours) in Political Science and pursued a career in journalism covering politics. In 2004, Michael received two Ontario Newspaper Awards for his coverage of municipal affairs and environmental issues.

Michael Polvere is a partner with the commercial litigation group where his practice includes advising clients on the enforcement of contractual rights, shareholder and partnership disputes, creditor rights, franchise litigation, securities litigation and dispute resolution. Michael also assists clients with cyber security litigation and libel and slander law, advocating on behalf of both media and non-media clients.  He has also advised cannabis industry clients and advocated on their behalf in courtroom litigation.

Additionally, Michael has assisted international clients who have obtained judgments abroad enforce those judgments against Canadian debtors located in Ontario.

Michael regularly appears in court, both in person and now in the virtual court room setting and has assisted clients navigate through corporate and commercial litigation matters at all levels of court in Ontario including administrative tribunals and appellate panels.

Michael is a graduate of Western University's Faculty of Law (LL.B, 2007) where he was the recipient of the Paul Bradley Award. Prior to his law degree, Michael graduated in 1999 from Western with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Honours) in Political Science and pursued a career in journalism covering politics. In 2004, Michael received two Ontario Newspaper Awards for his coverage of municipal affairs and environmental issues.

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