Brian Radnoff

Brian Radnoff
FIRM:
Dickinson Wright LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Appellate, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Defamation
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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 Posts

Case demonstrates usefulness of anti-SLAPP legislation

A recent case involving an employee who spoke out against alleged discriminatory practices at a large insurance company demonstrates an appropriate use of Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation, says Toronto defamation lawyer Brian Radnoff. Read more

Advise clients properly in writing about merits of case

A recent estates ruling which awarded full recovery costs against the defendants’ counsel highlights the perils of taking an untenable legal position, says Toronto commercial litigator and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff. Read more

Similar fact evidence, experts key in Law Society Tribunal appeal

Toronto appellate counsel Brian Radnoff tells Law Times that a recent Law Society Tribunal decision illustrates the importance of expert witnesses and the problem of using similar fact evidence. Read more

Privacy class actions present challenges for plaintiffs

A recently denied certification motion — stemming from a cyberattack of a casino’s computer systems — is a cautionary tale about bringing privacy class actions that don’t have common issues, says Toronto class-action and appellate counsel Brian Radnoff . Read more

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