Eric Gossin

Eric Gossin
FIRM:
Devry Smith Frank LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
ADR, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Estates & Wills & Trusts, Family, Mediation, Real Estate
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Eric Gossin, a partner with the Toronto firm Devry Smith Frank LLP, focuses on mediation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, and estate, family and real estate law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph in 1970, before earning both his Bachelor of Education in 1972 and his Bachelor of Laws in 1975 from Queen’s University. Mr. Gossin was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977.

As a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Gossin practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, and estate, family and real estate law. He assists with matters such as dispute resolution and negotiates family and business conflicts.

In addition, Mr. Gossin has completed the advanced certificate program in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) at the University of Windsor. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and was on the panel of mediators for Fee Dispute Resolution at the Canadian Bar Association.

He is a member of the ADR executive section, as well as a member of the family law section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Eric Gossin Posts

Family business disputes among toughest to mediate: Gossin

Early mediation can help family business owners get to the root of problems before they spiral out of control, says Toronto mediator Eric Gossin. Read more

Gossin starts new chapter at Devry Smith Frank

The latest chapter in the storied career of Toronto mediator Eric Gossin begins today when he joins Devry Smith Frank LLP. Read more

Expertise should not trump skill in mediator selection

When trying to find the right person for the job, mediation skills are much more important than subject-matter expertise, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. Read more

Emotional intelligence a valuable commodity for mediators

Mediators have to be adept in soft skills to identify and break down the causes of an impasse between opposing sides, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

The role of interpersonal dynamics in family, estate mediations

“More often than not, it’s other interests, and not legal ones, that are really at issue — the underlying background and the history of the parties.” he says. “What you find is that the dispute never really gets to the legal issues until you’ve at least addressed some of the interpersonal ones ." Read more

Tailor ADR clauses to match needs of parties to commercial contracts

In the final instalment of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin offers guidance on how to craft effective ADR clauses in commercial contracts. Read more

Cost-effective nature of ADR appeals to commercial parties

In part one of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin discusses the benefits of resolving commercial conflicts using alternative dispute resolution. Read more

Litigation bar ‘slow to understand’ the nature of mediation

It is more important for a mediator to be skilled in the resolution process — where the attributes of patience, understanding, critical thinking and emotional intelligence are stressed — rather than having deep knowledge in a specific field, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Mediation suitable for some, not all family law disputes

One of the reasons more couples are opting to settle disputes through mediation is that it allows them better control over the process, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells Law Times . Read more

Mediate early in commercial disputes: Gossin

Companies involved in a commercial dispute should make mediation their first step after they hire a lawyer, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. Read more

Getting to the heart of the matter in commercial mediations

There’s much more to a commercial dispute than the legal issues, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Mental illness a unique challenge for mediation process

Mediators need to become more aware of mental health issues so they can respond appropriately — and effectively help parties settle their disputes, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin. Read more

Neuroscience knowledge boosts settlement chances

All parties involved in alternative dispute resolution can benefit from understanding what is going on in the brain during settlement talks, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Mediation enables ‘creative’ conflict resolution

Legal dispute mediation begins with the premise that all conflicts can be resolved without resorting to costly court actions, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Wide legal interests boost Gossin's mediation practice

In the mid-1990s, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin was looking for a change. Read more