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Resolving complex commercial disputes is Joseph’s passion. While articling at a leading national law firm and then practicing law as an associate at a boutique commercial litigation firm, he gained experience in a broad spectrum of disputes, including construction, contract, corporate governance, insurance, negligence, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, licensing agreements, bankruptcy and insolvency, fraud, and employment. He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Manitoba Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Joseph is an accomplished negotiator. In his previous careers in business-to-business sales, he regularly negotiated and closed deals. While studying law at King’s College London, Joseph worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant for the Negotiations and Strategic Decision-Making modules. In this role, he applied analytical and creative problem-solving to simulated legal disputes. In his current practice, he focuses on developing effective negotiation strategies that incorporate strategic decision-making techniques, such as decision trees.
During law school, Joseph received numerous academic awards, including the Agnes Day Prize for the highest overall results in his first year and the Willie Kwan Scholarship for outstanding academic performance. He regularly competed in moots and served as an editor for the Jean Monnet Network LawTTIP, contributing to the written materials for an annual conference on European Law.
Joseph also volunteers at Pro Bono Ontario’s Hotline, where he provides legal advice to underserved Ontarians, and he is a member of the Brenda Schlifer Clinic’s Fundraising Committee.