Commercial litigator of 30 years joins firm
Stephen Gleave will be a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in its Toronto office, the firm announced on Oct. 7. Gleave’s practice centres on commercial litigation, especially on employment litigation.
According to a statement from the firm, Gleave has 30 years of experience in the legal profession, having completed over 50 trials, 300 labour and commercial arbitrations and 50 labour and civil injunctions.
Gleave has represented parties in wrongful competition matters, including restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, Charter challenges to retirement and benefit issues, executive compensation plans and complex wrongful dismissal actions, the announcement added. He also represented employers in complex disputes arising under a shareholders agreement or the Ontario Business Corporations Act, including Rights of First Refusals, the valuation of a business, motions for advanced payments in a shareholder valuation dispute, oppression or derivate actions brought against or on behalf of a corporation.
“We are excited to have Stephen join the firm,” said DLA Piper Canada managing partner Robert Seidel. “His long-standing and varied background in employment litigation will be a welcome addition to our widely-recognized and award-winning employment group.”