John is an international corporate, commercial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator specializing in complex dispute resolution including international commercial arbitration and mediation.  He is trained in the law in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.  He is admitted to practice in New York, California and Ontario, Canada.  John is certified in advanced commercial mediation.

While he spent much of his career as a trial lawyer litigating commercial disputes before courts, John recognized the advantages of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. Experience showed him that alternative dispute resolution helped to facilitate settlement of disputes, while allowing maximum participation of the parties at a lower cost and often more quickly.  John has acted frequently as a mentor training new mediators. John has also acted in an advisor role to governments such as drafting new ethical rules for judges in the State of New York, and lobbying multiple levels of government in Canada.

  • B.A., Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario
  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • LL.M., Queen Mary University of London