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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6

Work Department

Litigation: General Commercial


Successful trial and appellate practice, with a focus on complex commercial litigation. Extensive experience in trials and appeals considering fiduciary duties, shareholder disputes, professional negligence, breach of contract, securities, class proceedings, taxation, oppression and fraud. Appears before juries, arbitration panels, administrative and regulatory tribunals and appellate courts of all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada.


Partner. BSc UWO, Gold Medalist in Mathematics, JD UofT, Ontario Bar, 2000. Recipient of Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy in 2020.


Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Advocates Society. Speaks, writes and teaches on matters of substantive law and trial practice.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals: Ontario)

Sarit BatnerMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault’s commercial litigation group is commended by many for its ‘truly national practice’ and ‘very deep bench’. The firm is a regular player in precedent-setting cases at all levels of court and administrative tribunals and is highly regarded for its standout expertise in the areas of financial services, life sciences, mining, energy and retail. The department is particularly effective in Toronto, where Paul Steep is sought after for securities litigation, including class actions. Also recommended in Toronto are Sarit Batner, who has developed a significant trial and appellate litigation practice, and increasingly prominent litigator Eric Block. In Vancouver, Michael Feder QC has risen to become a force in the BC market, with recent cases covering regulatory, constitutional and product liability matters, including class actions. Miranda Lam and Aidan Cameron have both been highlighted as future stars in the BC team, while Patrick Williams is an accomplished associate. Simon Potter Ad E retired in Montréal, but the firm remains strong at the top level in Quebec, with standout litigators including Mason Poplaw. In Alberta, Sean Smyth QC is recommended for natural resources-related matters, as is talented associate Sandra Aigbinode Lange.