Jeffrey C. Silver

Jeffrey C. Silver
FIRM:
Jeffrey C. Silver Barrister
POSITION:
Sole Practitioner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Commercial Litigation, Construction
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Jeffrey Silver, a sole practitioner operating Jeffrey C. Silver Barrister in Toronto, focuses on commercial litigation and construction law.

He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, history and psychology in 1983, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986. Mr. Silver was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1988.

He has spent more than 30 years focusing on commercial litigation such as contract formation and construction lien law and his clients include architects, accountants, manufacturers, and small business owners.

In the area of construction law, Mr. Silver has represented custom home and condominium builders, general contractors, trades, sub-trades, and suppliers for such matters as claims for deficiencies, delays, or extras, and professional negligence.

In addition, Mr. Silver is involved in developing seminars on legal ethics and professionalism that are accredited by the Law Society of Ontario.

He has been a director for a large not-for-profit institution, has served on the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association, and is a member of The Advocates’ Society.

Jeffrey C. Silver Posts

Toddler’s family could make wrongful death claim: Silver

TORONTO — A two-year-old girl died in Toronto after an air conditioner fell from an eighth-floor apartment, police said Tuesday. Read more

Tips for a smooth home renovation project

Home renovations are frequently followed by legal action concerning the price or quality of work, but those disputes can often be avoided with careful planning before starting the project, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver. Read more

Contractor gets undeserved second chance to prove damages

A commercial contractor will get a second kick at the can to prove his damages after a puzzling Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver. Read more

Silver’s case shows witness arrogance can backfire

A dispute over life insurance on a mortgage shows how arrogance on the witness stand can backfire against parties in court, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver. Read more

Get contract revisions in writing to save on litigation costs

A simple email or text message could net huge savings for companies or individuals following revisions to construction contracts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey C. Silver. Read more

Settlements and releases 101

Parties who take their eye off the ball after agreeing to settle often risk another wave of expensive litigation, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Criminal voyeurism decision provides guidance for civil privacy actions

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision on the crime of voyeurism has important implications for civil privacy actions, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Self-reps part 2: how to keep costs down

In the final instalment of a two-part series on self-represented litigants, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver discusses practical tips for lawyers acting opposite individuals without legal counsel . Read more

Lawyers, judges owe duties to self-reps

In part one of a two-part series on self-represented litigants, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver looks at what's expected of judges and lawyers . Read more

Get it in writing to reduce the risk of litigation

Written contracts can help avoid litigation in trades where verbal agreements are common, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Extra default judgment steps exacerbating justice system problems

Judges are adding to the cost and delay of an already overburdened court system by requiring plaintiffs to serve motion records on defendants before judgment, even after they’ve already been noted in default, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver. Read more

Courts steer clear of religious matters

A Supreme Court of Canada decision shows that courts are reluctant to get involved in religious matters, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver . Read more

Grow-op case highlights dangers of loose contract drafting

An Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision in favour of a seller whose house was once used as a marijuana grow-op is a cautionary tale about the dangers of a loosely drafted contract, Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Exploring a lawyer’s ethical obligations

Solicitor-client confidentiality is so important that it is rare for that trust to be broken and it is rightly protected by the courts, says Toronto senior litigation lawyer Jeffrey Silver. Read more

Use caution when applying remedy of distress

Remedies are available for landlords pursuing rental arrears from commercial tenants, but they must be applied correctly or the consequences can be costly, Toronto litigator Jeffrey Silver tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more