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Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2020

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law - Employer, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labor and Employment Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law - Employer, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Consistently Recommended, Employment Law, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Joe Conforti - BV Peer Review Rated, Employment and Labour, Litigation

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized, Labour and Employment Law, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Joe Conforti - Recognized - Best lawyers: labour and employment, Employment, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Joe Conforti - Repeatedly Recommended, Employment Law, 2005

Joe Conforti

Partner

jconforti@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4177
Fax:   416.979.1234

Joe Conforti is a partner in the Litigation Group and heads the Employment and Labour Group at Goodmans. His practice covers all aspects of human resources management for public and private sector employers and executives in diverse industry groups. With a focus on commercial transactions, Joe regularly provides strategic guidance regarding the employment and labour aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and insolvencies, as well as establishing Canadian operations.

Joe also provides ongoing employment services and human resources advice, including with respect to negotiating and drafting executive employment and consulting agreements; preparing bonus and compensation plans; implementing severance arrangements, corporate policies and procedures; compliance with occupational health and safety, human rights, employment standards, workplace privacy and other legal requirements; harassment and other workplace investigations; and restrictive covenants.

Joe appears before the courts and at administrative tribunals and private arbitrations.

Joe has practised in the area of defamation law, providing pre-publication and pre-broadcast advice to print, broadcast and internet media and conducted libel as well as copyright, trade-mark and confidential information litigation.

RECOGNITION

Joe is recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a consistently recommended employment lawyer and by Best Lawyers in Canada (labour and employment law).

Joe has published several articles and spoken extensively at seminars and continuing legal education conferences about workplace issues.
 

Education University of California at Los Angeles (LL.M., 1988)
University of Toronto (LL.B., Gold Medalist, 1985)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario

Canadian Bar Association (Ontario)
The Advocates' Society
The Canadian-Italian Advocates Organization