Murray Snider

Founding Partner

647-588-6675
msnider@chandsnider.com

AREAS OF FOCUS

I am an experienced advocate and litigator. My practice includes civil, commercial, and regulatory litigation. I support all my clients with strong oral and written advocacy skills I have developed prosecuting and defending hundreds of actions. As a result of my diversified legal experience, I take on multifaceted cases where a client may face a threat to their business, livelihood or reputation on more than one front.

Following my call to the bar I practiced at a litigation boutique in downtown Toronto where I handled complex civil and regulatory cases and gained valuable trial experience. Early in my career I enjoyed success in high profile cases and these accomplishments led me to create my own firm with other prominent lawyers.

Extensive Experience

I have appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, Federal Court, Commercial List and various administrative tribunals. I have also acted as independent counsel to regulators in Ontario and as counsel in numerous private and confidential commercial arbitrations.

My client base is drawn from a select group of professionals, entrepreneurs, trades people, and business owners. I am a strategic thinker and I leverage my educational and professional background to solve legal problems and create solutions for clients. Importantly, I am not afraid to think outside the box when it comes to novel cases and always consider a wide range of options.

I recognize that a combination of strong written and oral advocacy is the key to winning cases both inside and outside the courtroom. I also believe that a combination of the right legal team is essential to success in litigation. As such, I have surrounded myself with lawyers and staff who are respected in their field.

Prior to coming to the law, I spent several years studying internationally before returning to Canada. When I am not in the office or spending time with my family, I do as much world traveling as possible, skateboard, ski and surf.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Successfully defended numerous energy companies faced with charges under the Consumer Protection Act;
  • Represented several licensed establishments faced with charges under the Liquor Licence Act;
  • Represented several licensed establishments in appeals before the Licence Appeal Tribunal;
  • Represented various regulated professionals in disciplinary hearings;
  • Represented and advised companies served with search and seizure warrants under the Competition Act and under investigation by the Competition Bureau;
  • Successfully represented salespersons and dealers threatened with proposals to revoke and/or suspend their licences;
  • Commenced judicial review applications of actions taken by municipalities against business owners;
  • Obtained injunction restraining employees from soliciting customers;
  • Acted for company enforcing irrevocable payment guarantee of $1.25 million and obtained judgment;
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for energy company enforcing lease agreement against condominium corporation;
  • Advised private companies under investigation by the Electrical Safety Authority, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Ontario College of Trades; and
  • Acted for provincial regulators in civil, administrative and regulatory matters.

EDUCATION

  • BA, History, Concordia University (2005)
  • MA, Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University (2006)
  • JD, University of Melbourne (2011)
  • Graduate Diploma in International Law, University of Sydney (2016)
  • LLM, University of Ottawa (2020)

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