Kevin Fisher

Kevin Fisher
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Commercial Litigation, Employment & Labour, Intellectual Property

Kevin W. Fisher, a partner with the Toronto firm Gardiner Roberts LLP, focuses his law practice on commercial disputes involving contract interpretation, shareholder and partnership issues, oppressive conduct, fraud investigations, and debtor/creditor matters for companies and individuals.

He received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History from the University of New Brunswick and his Bachelor of Laws from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1994 and to the Ontario Bar in 1996.

Mr. Fisher acts as counsel to creditors involved in disputes under Bankruptcy and Insolvency legislation and the Personal Property Security Act, as well as for companies and individuals involved in employment and wrongful dismissal matters for both litigation and non-litigation cases.

He has experience in the construction industry and has acted on behalf of clients in contractual issues and lien matters under the Construction Lien Act. In addition, Mr. Fisher has experience in intellectual property law and has acted on many cases for copyright and trademark legislation and commercial rights related to international television programming and major sports broadcasts.

He is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Executive. He is a past council member of the Canadian Bar Association Provincial and National Councils and is past Chair of the Ontario Bar Associations Young Lawyers Divisions Continuing Legal Education committee.

Mr. Fisher is a frequent speaker before the Ontario Bar Association on litigation, advocacy, and collection and enforcement issues.

Kevin Fisher Posts

Resist temptation to use boilerplate contracts

Toronto commercial litigator Kevin Fisher says using boilerplate contracts or repurposing old ones for new projects can end up being a costly mistake. Read more

Time to tax digital streaming services: Fisher

The federal government is missing out on a lucrative revenue source by failing to tax over-the-top (OTT) media services, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher. Read more

TREB secures permanent injunction against Mongohouse using its data

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says it has secured a permanent injunction to stop the now-defunct property listing site Mongohouse from sharing its real estate data. Read more

Protecting IP rights from data-scraping sites

With the vast amount of information collected and available online, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher says there’s a broader debate about who owns and benefits from data that has been meaningfully organized and contextualized. Read more

Protecting pay-per-view: after the event

In the final instalment of a two-part series, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher explores what happens during and after a pay-per-view event. Read more

Protecting pay-per-view: before the event

In part one of a two-part series, Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher discusses why there's a need to protect pay-per-view rightsholders. Read more

Internet tax fair way to regulate embattled broadcast industry

An internet tax to fund Canadian content could help level the playing field for traditional broadcasters that are suffering from reduced advertising revenue and rampant piracy online, Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher tells Read more

Fisher welcomes net neutrality vote

Net neutrality’s formal recognition by federal lawmakers is long overdue, Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher tells Read more

Decisions provide ammunition to broadcasters fighting online piracy

Two recent Federal Court decisions are a boost for traditional broadcasters fighting online piracy, Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher tells Read more

Family businesses ripe for oppressive conduct claims

The unique nature of family-run businesses makes them particularly prone to oppressive conduct actions, Toronto commercial litigator Kevin Fisher tells Read more

Don’t confuse fighting online piracy, eroding net neutrality

Recent news that the country’s biggest media companies are creating a coalition to end net neutrality in the name of blocking piracy is conflating two issues, Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher tells . Read more

Traditional broadcasters squeezed between online pirates, new media

Traditional broadcasters are feeling the squeeze from both illegal piracy and legal over-the-top media services online, says Toronto intellectual property litigator Kevin Fisher. Read more

Gen-Xers bearing the brunt of downsizing

Toronto civil litigator lawyer Kevin Fisher says he would like to see an age discrimination claim mounted by one of the growing band of successful employees fired without cause in their 40s and 50s. Read more

Cooperation at the assessment office pays off in court

Parties who showed a willingness to co-operate with the overloaded assessment office were rewarded in two recent decisions, says Toronto civil litigation lawyer Kevin Fisher. Read more

Worldwide block on Google results great news for rights holders

A Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding an order that Google block online content worldwide is great news for rights holders, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Kevin Fisher. Read more