Brian Radnoff

Brian Radnoff
Dickinson Wright LLP
Partner
Appellate, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Defamation

Brian Radnoff, partner with Dickinson Wright LLP in Toronto, focuses in a wide range of commercial litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1993 and a Master of Arts in Economics from U of T in 1994. Mr. Radnoff graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1997 and was admitted to the B.C. Bar in 1998 and the Ontario Bar in 2000.

He has taught the Upper Year Mooting Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law every year since 2003, and introductory business law as a sessional instructor at Humber College from 2002-2003.

Mr. Radnoff is a member of The Advocates’ Society, both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, and the Law Societies of Ontario and British Columbia (non-practicing).

He is experienced in securities and shareholder litigation, defamation litigation, professional liability, administrative law, competition litigation, employment litigation and insolvency and receiverships, as well as with arbitration of commercial disputes including very large commercial disputes between significant companies.

Brian Radnoff In The News
Judge awards $2.5 million for suffering 'hate speech at its worst'

A self-styled online media personality whose websites frequently air anti-Muslim content has been ordered to pay the owner of a prominent Middle Eastern restaurant chain millions of dollars after publicly accusing him of funding terrorism. Read more

OCA decision shows continuing problems with anti-SLAPP law

Courts are still dealing with the fallout from the overbreadth of Ontario’s controversial legislation aimed at combating the apparent problem of “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPP), Toronto defamation and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

OCA decision finds judge altered class-settlement provision

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision that found a motion judge erred by ordering plaintiffs’ counsel to donate $1.5 million of their fees to charity highlights the perils of being a plaintiff-side class-action lawyer, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Divisional Court confirms common estate planning tool: Radnoff

A recent Ontario Divisional Court ruling on multiple wills is “significant” because it validates a standard estate planning procedure, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Decision offers guidance on arbitration clause enforceability

A recent Court of Appeal decision provides valuable guidance on when arbitration clauses will be enforced, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Radnoff: SCC decision not 'all doom and gloom' for journalists

Media outlets should be pleased in principle with a Supreme Court of Canada decision even though it forced the journalist at the centre of the case to hand over his materials to police, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Radnoff joins Toronto office of U.S.-based Dickinson Wright

Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff  says he moved his practice to U.S.-based Dickinson Wright LLP  to leverage the firm's cross-border business and help the Toronto office expand its reach in commercial litigation. Read more

Difficult for lawyers to come back from criminal convictions

A disbarred British Columbia lawyer who was denied a licence to practise in Ontario faced an uphill battle due to the close connection between his criminal convictions and his work as a lawyer, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells Law Times . Read more

Appeal court adopts sensible scope of auditor liability

A Court of Appeal decision overturning a motion judge’s ruling on auditor liability is logical and consistent with recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions, Toronto commercial litigation and appellate lawyer  Brian Radnoff  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Radnoff: OCA's anti-SLAPP guidance helpful to a limited extent

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decisions in six cases related to the Protection of Public Participation Act highlight that plaintiffs must approach anti-SLAPP motions seriously and respond to them in a fulsome manner, Toronto commercial litigation and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Guidance needed from OCA on anti-SLAPP provisions

A recent ruling dismissing a libel action further highlights that more direction is needed from the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the Protection of Public Participation Act, Toronto commercial litigation and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

OCA deals with growing issue of defamation and online reviews

A recent Court of Appeal decision involving a defamation claim against an organization that posts consumer ratings is important given how many people and businesses rely on online reviews, Toronto commercial litigation and defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

SCC ruling indecisive on jurisdiction of internet defamation

Lower courts may have trouble applying a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on jurisdiction for internet defamation, Toronto defamation lawyer and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff  tells  AdvocateDaily. com . Read more

‘Playing fast and loose’ with evidence rules a recipe for trouble

A key takeaway from the dispute between a former war correspondent and one of Canada’s biggest media companies is when parties in an action are required to produce documents, they should produce them, Toronto defamation lawyer and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Interlocutory suspensions require law society disclosure

Without confirmation from an appellate court, it remains to be seen whether the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) will follow a recent hearing panel decision that would require it to provide additional disclosure to lawyers facing interlocutory suspension motions, Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel  Brian Radnoff  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

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