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Mark Dunn


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6895
Fax:   416.979.1234

Mark Dunn is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans.  He has a broad business law litigation practice, focused on complex commercial disputes including insolvency and restructuring proceedings, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, intellectual property disputes and construction litigation.  Mark has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.

Mark’s insolvency and restructuring practice includes acting for court-appointed officers, creditors and other stakeholders in litigation and restructuring proceedings.  He appears regularly before the Commercial List in Toronto.  This aspect of his practice often focuses on the recovery of assets where there has been fraud or an allegation of fraud and Mark has significant expertise investigating and litigating on behalf of victims of civil fraud, having lead efforts to identify and prove fraud, freeze assets obtained by fraud and maximize recovery for affected victims.  

Mark’s commercial litigation practice encompasses all manner of business disputes both in Court and private arbitration.  He has particular experience with the private resolution of partnership disputes in the real estate development industry and has lead external counsel to a major Toronto real estate development company.  Mark also has experience with the quantification of large and complicated damages claims, and has acted on a number of significant cases focused on the assessment of damages.

Selected experience:

  • Lead litigation counsel for the court appointed manager-receiver in a complex multi-year case involving allegations of fraud against the former operators of a real-estate development portfolio and the court supervised sale of 28 commercial and industrial properties with an aggregate value close to $200 million.
  • Lead counsel to an industry leading business in connection with the investigation of, and successful arbitration and litigation relating to, a major fraud perpetrated by a contractor. 
  • Lead counsel to one of the partners in a major real estate development enterprise in litigation, arbitrations and negotiations relating to the dissolution of the partnership.
  • Counsel to the deposit insurer in connection with the largest credit union liquidation in the history of Ontario, including acting on several successful collection actions against former members and actions for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence against former officers, directors and outside consultants.

Mark maintains an active pro bono practice and is involved with Law Help Ontario. He has also represented individuals and community organizations on a pro bono basis.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 2007)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., 2004)
Year of Call

2008 Ontario