Alfred Schorr, B.A., L.L.B.
Alfred Schorr is a life member of the Law Society of Ontario having practiced law in excess of 51 years, primarily in commercial litigation and insolvency law.
In March of 2019 he began the transition from active litigation to mediation, arbitration and consultations.
To date he has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario and before many administrative tribunals. He has conducted over 500 trials including jury trials and has more than 150 reported cases where he was lead Counsel. He has also appeared in the Federal Court throughout Canada, the Tax Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and a number of times in the Supreme Court of Canada as well having appeared as Counsel in the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.
He has been a favoured go to source for advice and assistance to legal practitioners. He still remains available and is being sought out and widely recognized for the giving of advice in professional and ethical matters. Over the years he has delivered many addresses to various legal bodies and Law Associations and has participated in presenting a number of CPD accredited programs.
Alfred is a life member of the Toronto Law Association and the York Region Law Association.
He is also a former President of the York Region Law Association (2009-10) and remains as a Board Member.
For over 9 years he was a Board Member of CDLPA (now Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA)) as Central East representative and more recently as an Executive appointee and Chair of the Paralegal Committee (2009-2018).
Alfred’s career is very comprehensive; originally as a criminal defence Counsel, later in the Federal Court in trademarks, copyright and patent matters and in the Tax Court, all while having a very active civil litigation practice, including bankruptcy and insolvency matters and before administrative tribunals. He has frequently appeared as Counsel before administrative tribunals dealing with professional regulatory bodies involving pharmacists, teachers, real estate brokers, and agents, mortgage brokers and agents, accountants, immigration consultants, lawyers and paralegals. He has also appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Residential Tenancies Tribunal and the Human Rights (Ontario) Tribunal and has also appeared before the Patent Medicine Prices Review Board.
Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto in 1964;
LLB Osgoode Hall Law School 1967;
Call to the Bar in 1969;
Former Lecturer in Business Law for Institute of Certified General Accountants;
Former Instructor in Bar Admission Course (LSUC) for many years in Debtor/Creditor rights;
Honoured for Lifetime Achievement by the York Region Law Association (2017)
ADR Educational Activities
Certificates in ADR and Advanced ADR from the University of Windsor
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION SERVICES
Available to mediate and arbitrate virtually any commercial dispute either before or after litigation has been commenced, including but not limited to: employment issues, estate disputes, contract disputes, professional negligence, partnership disputes, intellectual property and related matters.