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Wade Windfield Sarasin

Partner - Commercial Litigation

Contact Wade
Phone: 519.660.7888
Fax: 519.660.7889

For several years I have acted on behalf of commercial clients to address business disputes.

Education

Western University

Called to the Bar in 2000

About

Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2000, Wade has been a commercial litigator in a wide variety of business disputes. Wade has successfully appeared before various courts and tribunals including arbitrations including the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Divisional Court, Federal Court and the Court of Appeal.

Wade has extensive court-room experience in a broad range of contractual and business disputes, including oppression remedy and injunction applications. Wade has developed a reputation as a creative and resourceful litigator who focuses on achieving results for clients.

Wade's practice has an emphasis on Construction Law and focuses upon disputes arising during the construction process from the tendering phase through to substantial completion and beyond.

Wade has represented owners, contractors, suppliers and other construction professionals in pre-tender, tender and construction phase disputes. Wade also acts as counsel and assists smaller law firms that require construction law representation and has developed a strong reputation for obtaining results and preserving the solicitor-client relationship of the referring firm.

Memberships and Associations

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Ontario Construction Law Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
London Home Builders Association. Member
London & District Construction Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
The Advocates' Society, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Former Member of the Board of Trustees

Notable Work and Decisions

Wade recently won a large-scale and complex commercial litigation trial that included issues such as frustration of contract and the legal consequences of the Statute of Frauds.

Publications and Speaking

  • "Satellite Dish Complaints get no reception at SCC", an article in Canadian Lawyer, November/December 2007, that reported upon Wade's application for leave to the Supreme Court regarding rights of condominium unit holders;
  • "Pay When Paid Clauses: Assessing the Risk", Ontario Construction Report, December, 2006;
  • Guest Lecturer, Law Clerks of Ontario Conference, 2004 "Injunction Motions"
  • Presenter, Accountants and the New Expert Evidence Rules, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, Law Clerks of Ontario Conference, 2010 "Promissory Notes and Limitation Periods"

Community Involvement

Wade is a vocal supporter of the Canadian Diabetes Association and, through his niece who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, has become directly involved in much needed fund raising efforts.

Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2000, Wade has been a commercial litigator in a wide variety of business disputes. Wade has successfully appeared before various courts and tribunals including arbitrations including the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Divisional Court, Federal Court and the Court of Appeal.

Wade has extensive court-room experience in a broad range of contractual and business disputes, including oppression remedy and injunction applications. Wade has developed a reputation as a creative and resourceful litigator who focuses on achieving results for clients.

Wade's practice has an emphasis on Construction Law and focuses upon disputes arising during the construction process from the tendering phase through to substantial completion and beyond.

Wade has represented owners, contractors, suppliers and other construction professionals in pre-tender, tender and construction phase disputes. Wade also acts as counsel and assists smaller law firms that require construction law representation and has developed a strong reputation for obtaining results and preserving the solicitor-client relationship of the referring firm.

Middlesex Law Association, Member
Ontario Construction Law Association, Member
Ontario Bar Association, Member
London Home Builders Association. Member
London & District Construction Association, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
The Advocates' Society, Member
Middlesex Law Association, Former Member of the Board of Trustees

Wade recently won a large-scale and complex commercial litigation trial that included issues such as frustration of contract and the legal consequences of the Statute of Frauds.

  • "Satellite Dish Complaints get no reception at SCC", an article in Canadian Lawyer, November/December 2007, that reported upon Wade's application for leave to the Supreme Court regarding rights of condominium unit holders;
  • "Pay When Paid Clauses: Assessing the Risk", Ontario Construction Report, December, 2006;
  • Guest Lecturer, Law Clerks of Ontario Conference, 2004 "Injunction Motions"
  • Presenter, Accountants and the New Expert Evidence Rules, 2009
  • Guest Lecturer, Law Clerks of Ontario Conference, 2010 "Promissory Notes and Limitation Periods"

Wade is a vocal supporter of the Canadian Diabetes Association and, through his niece who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, has become directly involved in much needed fund raising efforts.

Meet My Team

Allyson Guszlovan

Legal Assistant

Melissa Holborn-McGuffin

Law Clerk