Marvin Huberman

Marvin Huberman
Marvin Huberman
Sole Practitioner
ADR, Civil Litigation, Mediation

Marvin J. Huberman is a senior business lawyer, litigator, mediator and chartered arbitrator in Toronto representing individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and governments.

He has appeared before all levels of trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals in respect of corporate/commercial, real-estate, administrative, constitutional and human rights matters, professional negligence, and cross-border disputes.

Mr. Huberman earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1982, a mediation certificate in 1994 from Harvard Law School and a Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1997, where he taught legal ethics and trial advocacy, and served as a negotiation and mediation coach.

He has also served as a civil litigation and advocacy instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Bar Admission Course.

Mr. Huberman is certified by the LSUC as a specialist in civil litigation, and is a mediator, arbitrator, former administrative law judge (vice-chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal), and adjunct law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.

He is founding member of the Chief Justice of Ontario's Advisory Committee on Professionalism (2001). He was appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Ontario Civil Rules Committee.

Mr. Huberman has been recognized by the ADR Institute of Canada by being accredited with the designation Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb) indicating his degree of skill and experience as a professional in the field.

He is a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario Inc., where he sits on the board of directors and is chair of the IP/Technology Section; ADR Chambers Inc. mediation and arbitration member; member of the Canadian Bar Association, where he is the former chair of the national and Ontario civil litigation sections; member of the Civil Rules Committee; and member of the Competition Law and Policy Task Force of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Huberman’s firm was named Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Canada in 2015. He’s the recipient of a Dedicated Professional Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario.

Marvin Huberman In The News
Privacy ruling on emails shows system works as intended

A recent ruling by the Information and Privacy Commissioner that resulted in the City of Oshawa releasing an email sent from a councillor’s private account is ... Read more

Huberman to speak at Canadian Crowdfunding Summit

On March 3, Toronto commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman will share his insight into how to protect yourself, your business and your crowdfunding investment at the the 2 ... Read more

Successful arbitration advocacy ‘all about that base’

When it comes to achieving success in arbitration, parties could take a cue from recent Grammy winner Meghan Trainor and her smash hit “ All About that Bass ,” says ... Read more

Rare ruling focuses on maintaining values of adversarial system

A recent Court of Appeal decision that found a motion judge had shown a reasonable apprehension of bias reinforces the court’s willingness and strong desire to assure ... Read more

Emotions vital part of important decisions

Emotions play a critical role in the decision-making process, as they incorporate our ‘higher ideals,’ such as values and principles, Toronto commercial ... Read more

Third-party funding in arbitrations lack guidelines, legislation

The increasing trend of third-party funding in arbitrations is a fairly controversial concept that lacks clear guidelines, says Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin Huberman ... Read more

Canada is an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction

Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman says recent media reports about arbitration clauses contained in the fine print of contracts really highlights the ... Read more

Huberman: TPP agreement much needed

Details of the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement text have been publicly released and, within it, the federal government sets out “laudable and praiseworthy ... Read more

'Baseball arbitration' encourages settlement

Toronto commercial arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman says there are a few styles of arbitration that can really shine in certain contexts. “Arbitration is truly an ... Read more

Huberman to moderate panel on drafting winning motion records

Toronto litigator, mediator and arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman  will be moderating the 2 nd Annual Drafting Winning Motion Materials seminar on Sept. 9, hosted by the ... Read more

It’s time for an arbitration revolution

Recent trends and literature showing that arbitration has increasingly become a carbon copy of litigation requires an "arbitration revolution," says Toronto commercial arbitrator ... Read more

Debatable if voting reform would face Charter challenge

Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair have promised electoral reform as soon as possible after the federal election this year, pledging to scrap the current first-past-the-post voting ... Read more

Huberman recognized for excellence in commercial arbitration

Toronto litigator, mediator and arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman has been recognized by Global Law Experts as Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in Canada — 2015. ... Read more

ADR could achieve goals of stakeholders in eHealth dispute

Ontario’s high-profile legal battle between eHealth and CGI Information Systems is going to arbitration in what could be an efficient and fair way to achieve the goals of ... Read more

Creating an appropriate dispute resolution action plan

Toronto arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman recently spoke at an ADR Institute of Ontario (ADRIO) event, sharing tips and strategies for devising an “Appropriate Dispute ... Read more

Huberman receives Chartered Arbitrator designation

Toronto litigator, mediator and arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman has received the designation of Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb) by the ADR Institute of Canada, indicating his degree ... Read more

Huberman to present at ADR Institute of Ontario event

Toronto arbitrator  Marvin J. Huberman will share his thoughts on when alternative dispute resolution (ADR) works, and when it doesn’t, at an upcoming presentation ... Read more

Online dispute resolution has a long way to go in Ontario

News that British Columbia is set to introduce a mandatory online tribunal system to settle small claims court and strata disputes has reignited discussion around online dispute ... Read more

When ADR works and when it doesn't

By Marvin J. Huberman “ADR” is an acronym for “Alternative Dispute Resolution.” It’s a term that encompasses a wide range of techniques that may ... Read more

Moore v. Getahun has huge implications for the litigation bar

Toronto litigator and arbitrator Marvin J. Huberman says one of the more interesting aspects of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling in Moore v. Getahun , 2015 ONCA 55 ... Read more

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