Bruce Baron

Bruce Baron
Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation
Partner
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate

Bruce Baron, principal of the Toronto firm Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation, focuses on corporate, commercial and civil litigation.

After graduating with his Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Western University in 1991, Mr. Baron went on to earn his Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1997. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

Focusing on corporate, commercial and civil litigation, Mr. Baron handles legal matters, such as employment, disability, human rights, insurance, real estate, contractual disputes, and shareholder and director liability.

He has represented clients before the Superior, Commercial, and Divisional Courts, as well as the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Baron is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

Bruce Baron In The News
OCA qualifies breach of contractual duty of good faith claims

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision is "interesting" because it galvanizes the very high threshold required to succeed with a breach of contractual duty of good faith claim in Ontario, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron tells AdvocateDaily.com .   Read more

Court clarifies law on employee’s right to rescind resignation

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision involving a woman who provided her employer with written notice of retirement only to rescind it a month later offers overdue clarity on the law of employee resignation, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Be explicit when drafting termination clauses

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision offers further clarity for employers in drafting termination clauses in employment agreements, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

OCA ruling on termination pay 'stark warning' to employers

A recent Court of Appeal ruling is a “stark warning” to employers to be vigilant when drafting employment agreements, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Decision offers lessons on Copyright Act limitations

A recent Federal Court case successfully argued by Toronto civil litigator  Bruce Baron  is a reminder that the limitation period for actions brought under the Copyright Act does not necessarily run from the time an alleged infringement is discovered. Read more

Default provisions of settlement agreements must be reasonable: Baron

A case successfully argued in Ontario’s Superior Court by Toronto civil, corporate and commercial litigator  Bruce Baron gives new guidance on drafting default clauses within settlement agreements. Read more

Gaertner Baron expands, adds new associate

Corporate and commercial litigation boutique Gaertner Baron Professional Corporation continues its expansion, adding civil litigation associate Maija Pluto . Read more

Disability leave: how long is too long?

Toronto corporate, commercial and civil litigator Bruce Baron says accommodating employees’ long-term disabilities can often be a minefield for employers. Read more

Accommodating mental-health issues in the workplace

Toronto corporate, commercial and civil litigator Bruce Baron says while great strides have been made to reduce the stigma surrounding mental-health issues, some employers still seem to be unaware of their legal obligation to accommodate. Read more

Case is 'shining example' of efficiency, proportionality post-Hryniak

Toronto civil and corporate-commercial litigator Bruce Baron says a recent motion for summary judgment is a “shining example” of how the courts are favourably interpreting the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Hryniak v. Mauldin and providing “efficient justice.” Read more

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