David Debenham, CFF 

Co-Chair, Supreme Court of Canada Practice Group, Co-Chair, Fraud Law
Ottawa  t: 613.691.6109  |  e: david.debenham@mcmillan.ca

David Debenham, CFF

Ottawa
World Exchange Plaza, Suite 2000
45 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4

t: 613.691.6109
e: david.debenham@mcmillan.ca

overview

David Debenham is "Rated-Distinguished" by Martindale-Hubbell, North America's pre-eminent lawyer peer review service. He is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Construction Law. David is Co-Chair of our Supreme Court of Canada practice group. He is both a construction law specialist and a certified fraud specialist. He is the President of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada. His 25 years as a trial lawyer, and his training as a management and forensic accountant, have given him a unique advantage in representing management, and their businesses, from inception to insolvency in all areas of commercial  and corporate litigation including: 

  • Public and Private procurement disputes before the CITT, Competition Bureau, and the Federal and the Ontario Courts
  • construction lien and breach of trust claims
  • fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and anti-corruption matters
  • shareholders' disputes and senior employee terminations
  • creditors' rights
  • real estate and commercial leasing litigation

David has a proven track record with his clients. One of his clients describes him here.

David Debenham, BA, MBA, J.D., LLM
 

Representative Matters

  • Canada Inc. c. Richard et Nancy Charette, 2018 ONCS 2174 (CanLII) 
  • Canada Inc. v. Charron, Langlois LLP et al., 2017 ONSC 5043 (CanLII) 
  • Ontario Limited v Burnford Realty Limited, 2017 ONSC
  • Premier Dry Cleaning v Burnford, 2017 ONSC 2582 (CanLII)
  • 1168760 Ontario Inc. v 6706037 Canada Inc., 2017 ONSC 2211 (CanLII)
  • Dhawan v Shails Communication Inc. et al, 2016 ONSC 7743 (CanLII)
  • Dhawan v. Shails Communication Inc., 2016 CarswellOnt 20546
  • Bearsfield Developments Inc. v. McNabb, 2016 CarswellOnt 15843
  • Bearsfield Developments Inc. v. McNabb, 2013 ONSC 7063
  • Dr. John Oueis Dentistry Professional Corp. v. Falsetto [2013] CarswellOnt 119 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Ottawa (City) v. TKS Holding Inc., 2012 CarswellOnt 12240 (SC)
  • Canada v. Proulx, 2011 FC 1231 (CanLII); [2011] F.C.J. No. 1513 (Q.L.)
  • Tannis Trading Inc. (c.o.b. Tannis Food Distributors) v. Coldmatic Refrigeration of Canada Ltd. and Zafir [2010] OJ No. 5109 (Div'l Ct)
  • IKEA Properties Ltd. v. 6038212 Canada Inc. et al. 2010 CarswellOnt 5555
  • Kingston2000 Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City), 2010 CarswellOnt 329
  • Muneeruddin v. Kanata 1075 March Road Project Inc. 2010 CarswellOnt 3523 (Ont. Sup Ct.)
  • Kingston Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City)2009 CarswellOnt 3750
  • Russell (Township) v. Dalcon Enterprises Inc., 2009 CanLII 31597 (ON S.C.)
  • Kingston 2000 Developments Ltd. v. City of Kingston [2009] CarswellOnt 631
  • Good Life Corporation v. Hazeldean Properties Inc., 2008 ONCA 742 varying [2007] CanLII 55365 (ON S.C.)
  • Good Life Corporation v. Hazeldean Properties Inc. et al., 2007 CanLII 55365 (ON S.C.)
  • Kingston 2000 Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City), 2007 CanLII 15801 (ON S.C.)
  • Tompkins Mews Inc. v. 1332334 Ontario Inc., 2006 CanLII 42589 (ON S.C.)
  • R v. J. Harris Environmental Mgt. Inc. [2006] CarswellOnt (1436)
  • Leeds Transit Sales Ltd. v. Ottawa (City), 2004 CanLII 31377 (ON S.C.)
  • Litemore Distributors (Ottawa) Ltd. v. W.C. Somers Electric Ltd., (2004), 73 O.R. (3rd) 228
  • Viner v. Poplar (2003) 38 B.L.R. (3d) 134 (ON S.C.)
  • Leeds Transit Sales v. City of Ottawa [2003] OJ 1650
  • Falcone v. Bullock [2003] OJ 1129
  • Glenview Management v. Axyn Canada Corp. [2003] OJ 124
  • KOM v. CIBC [2002] OJ 4192
  • 530432 Ontario Inc. v. Viner [2002] O.J. 56
  • Adga Systems Int'l v. Valcom, ( 2000) 51 O.R. xvii. denying leave to appeal from (1999).43 O.R. (3d) 101; 168 D.L.R. (4th) 351 (Ont. C.A.), following leave to appeal [1998] OJ 98,99 (C.A.) and rev'g 33 C.C.E.L. (2d) 135 (Div'l Ct)
  • Aghaipour v. National Bank of Canada [2001] S.C. C.A. 7 dismissing leave for [2000] OJ 4213 (C.A.) aff'g [2000] OJ 20 (H.C.)
  • Grant v. Kerr [2001] OJ 5162,5180
  • Musca v. LCBO [2000] OJ 1654 (Div'l Ct)
  • Tru-lite v. Minto Const. Lien Case Finder 37.62 (Div'l Ct)
  • Berezins 9 O.R. (3d) 181 (H.C.)
  • Marinaki v. Canada [2001] 215 F.T.R. 1920
  • Diotte v. Dequetteville and the Queen 54 F.T.R. 276 pursuant to Diotte v. Queen 134 N.R. 71 (F.C.A.) rev'g Diotte v. Canada 31 F.T.R. 185
  • Evenchick 3 O.R. (3d) 441; 5 C.B.R. (3d) 191 (H.C.)
  • Framelance Properties v. Dehan's Fashion Optical [2000] OJ 1746 (H.C.)
  • Minto v. Nuttall 107 D.L.R.(4th) 239;35 R.P.R. (2d) 11 (Ont. H.C.)
  • Musca Winery v. Ontario [2000] OJ 1654 (Div'l Ct)
  • O.K.W. Limited v. Filzmaier [2000] S.C.C.A. 20 refusing leave for [1999] OJ 4340 (C.A.)
  • Ottawa Air Design 40 C.L.R. 159 (Ont. H.C.)
  • Soloway, Wright v. Falconcrest 47 C.L.R. 307 (Ont. H.C.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada 36 O.R. (3d) 162
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada 44 O.R. (3d) 533 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 5118 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 4213 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 2866 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [1998] OJ 143 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 567 (H.C.)
  • National Bank of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada ,[1998] OJ 143 (C.A.)
  • 595997 Ontario Inc. v. Macdonald Homes, 75 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1007 (Div'l Ct)
  • 519757 Ontario Inc. v. Nu-Globe Dev. [1996] O.T.C. 178 (H.C.)
  • Foster v. Chubb Insurance Co. , [1998] OJ 2283 (Div'l Ct)
  • Hamann v. Ottawa Car Sales-Rentals [1998] OJ 2767 (C.A.)
  • Anron Mechanical v. Valentori Construction 43 C.L.R. 220 (Ont HC)
  • 884772 Ontario Ltd v. Systemshouse 1993CarswellOnt 4054 (Ont HC)
  • Royal Bank v. S.G. Combustion Products et al 1991 CarswellOnt 1772 (CA)

Presentations

Elements of an Effective Fraud Risk Management Program
Best Practices in Dealing with Clients, Witnesses and Suspects
Importance of the MBA, CPA, and the Journey in Becoming a Construction Law and Certified Fraud Specialist
Prompt Payment & the Reynolds Report on Reforming the Ontario Construction Lien Act
An Evening With The Masters: How Construction Lien Law Has Developed (Program Chair)
What the Government Leadership Change Means for the Anti-Fraud Effort: Panel Discussion
Canadian Privacy Law and the Fraud Investigator
Big Data Analytics
Big Data Analystics and Big Money Fraud Litigation
Incorporating Digital Assets in Wills and the Impact on Estate Administration
TECHxpo 2.0: Law Practice Management and Sole, Small Firm and General Practice
Reversing the Priorities, Again - When Bankruptcy and Construction Collide - Round 2
Big Data Analytics and Big Money Litigation
The New Science of Fraud Investigations
New Developments in Case Resolution Under Canadian and American Law
7 Deadly Sins and the 6 Saintly Virtues of a Fraud Investigation
Proven Strategies for Creating Budgets and Managing Cash Flow
The New Science of Fraud Investigations
Digital asset estate planning - digitally departed
Insolvency and Construction
Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud
Making Damage Claims Come Alive with a Forensic Accountant
Digital Assets
Enforcement of American Judgments in Canada, and Canadian Judgments in the United States
The Life Cycle of a Law Firm
Estate Planning and Digital Assets
Environmental law for the construction industry
Fraud Investigations
Witness preparation
Dealing with Digital Assets in Wills Drafting and Estates Administration
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Construction 101 Seminar
Your Audit under the Microscope and the Spotlight
Bringing the latest technology solutions to the legal profession
The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) and the Fight Against Fraud
Litigating Civil Fraud Claims
How to Work with Attorneys
From Theory to Practice – What do the anti-corruption rules mean for you and your clients – Case Studies
Investigating and Resolving Allegations of Conflict of Interest
Why Did the Nortel Prosecution Fail?
Dealing With Digital Assets in Will Drafting and Estates Administration
When Teraview Meets Construction Law and Other Nuts and Bolts
Analyzing the Nortel Decision: Experts analyze: why did the Nortel Prosecution fail?
Bidding Process Assessment- When is a Tender Not a Tender
Legal Issues and Remedies for Credit and Collections Professionals
Construction Lien Act
2013 Construction Law Program
Construction Liens and Bankruptcies for law clerks
Dealing With Digital Assets in Will Drafting and Estates Administration
Canada's New Tort of Privacy and Its Impact on Your Fraud Investigation
Combating the Dark Arts!
Where There's Smoke, There are Two Claims - and one of them may be against you!
Protecting Your Investigation from Target Reprisal
Understanding Environmental Regulations
Construction Tendering and Contracts
Detention, Arrest, Interviewing and Interrogation: Law and Practice
Combating the Dark Arts
The new Canadian Tort: Negligent investigation
Fighting Insurer Fraud - How to Persuade Judge or Jury to Award Substantial Punitive Damage
The Auditor's Role in the accumulation, preservation and presentation of Evidence
Preparing An Expert Witness for Court
Fighting Insurer Fraud
Lawyer Jui-Jitsu: how your Investigative Techniques will be Used Against You in Court
Identity Theft and Fraud - Protecting Clients, Your Firm and Personal Data in a Wired World
Is there a fraudster in your office?
Working With Lawyers On A Fraud Investigation
The Fundamentals of the Construction Lien Act
The Professional Liability of Forensic Investigators and the end of the Expert Immunity
Construction Liens--Practical Advice for 'Lien' Times
Legal Issues of Fraud Investigation – A Tour de Force
Frauds Against the Lawyer – Building a Better Shield
The State of Fraud in Canada
Using the litigation process as the final stage of your investigation
Legal Privilege and Fraud Investigations
Legal Issues in Fraud Investigations
East Region Solicitors Conference
Dealing With Fraud in Recessionary Times
The Law of Fraud and Tracing Across Borders
Who is the Fraudster? - The Case Against Destroying Draft Report
Drafting Convincing Motion Materials
The Fraud Examiner and the Rules of Evidence
When a Fraudster Claims Privilege
Excelling at Articles 2008: Surviving and Thriving During Your First Year
Fraud Claims - Dealing with Fraud in the Construction Industry
Enforcement of Judgments - Making a Success a Reality!
How to Prepare For, and Conduct, The Examination in the Aid of Execution
The Law of Fraud and the CFE
From Fraud Examiner to Fraud Advisor: The Expanding Role of the C.F.E. in Today's Fraud Environment
Executive Liability and the Law
Construction Lien Act
Keynote Address
Keynote Address: Meeting the Challenges of Fraud Actions
Consumer Rights and Compliance Requirements
Ontario's Consumer Protection Act: What's In It?
Why Are You Not Asserting Your Bad Faith Claims Against Adjusters Too?
Subcontractors' Bids
Personal Liability of Adjusters, Brokers & Agents
A Preface to your Nightmare
Directors' and Officers' Liability
The Aftermath of ADGA

Publications

Supreme advocacy: Tips and traps on your way to the Supreme Court of Canada
Fraud Overcomes All
The Vexatious Litigant in Construction Law
Letter: Key arguments missed in originial critique
Professional Fees and the Many Faces of Quantum Meruit
Riding an Unruly Horse at a Rodeo - How the Intersection of Construction and Insolvency Law led to One Wild Ride for Comstock
Big Data Analytics and Big Money Litigation
Transparent Arson Investigations: New Models to Prevent Rogue Investigations
A systemic approach to litigation
"Cavet bankers" - The bankers' new duty of care in the face of customer fraud
"The Karigar Sentence and the future of Anti-Corruption sentencing under the CFPOA"
Directors' Duties and Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada
Litigating Civil Fraud Harder Than it Looks
Do you Know What your Investigator is doing?—Lawyer Liability under the New Canadian Tort of Privacy
It is Swings and Roundabouts: A Classic Case of Construction Fraud
Directors' Duties and Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
Settlements in Construction Law Cases
Why Did the Nortel Prosecution Fail
Career Suicide-One Conference at a Time
Construction Fraud
Plus Ca Change--- Timeliness of Lien Settled by Use of New Summary Judgment Rule, Plus Ca Change…
Who is Investigating Your Investigator? in Todd Archibald et al, 2012
Summary Judgment and the right to set-off under the Construction Lien Act
CRA rebuked in Federal Court
Corporate Governance and Criminal Fraud: Would Conrad Black have been convicted in Canada?
Client Based Groups?
The Solicitor-Client Assessment Process as an LPM Tool
Discovery Plans in Construction Lien Litigation
Litigation/Oppression Remedy
Who is the Fraudster? - The Case Against Destroying Draft Report
Bidding and Tendering
The Oppression of Creditors
Security for Costs in Construction Lien Actions
The Case for Law Firm Performance Audit Committees
What's New in Construction Litigation?
One Percent at Fault, 100 Per Cent Liable
Hen's Teeth Discovered – Court Reconsiders Denial of Security for Costs Motion in a Lien Action
Do You Need A Magic Bullet? Seven Simple Solutions to Persistant and Pernitious Problems in Your Practice
Emergency Preparedness Checklist: Getting Your Clients and Yourself Through an Emergency
Ten Tips for Top Cobblers
Final Lesson in Law Firm Accounting: Establishing Fixed Rates
No More Pandering to the Poodles?
Form Over Substance: Cost Recovery for Environmental Damages Under the Building Code
The Trial and Tribulations of Disciplinary Tribunals
The Legal Aspects of a Fraud Investigation
Law Firm Accounting Part X
It Is All About Metrics: So As You Value, So Shall You Go
Claiming Privilege When the Constable Comes Calling!
Ontario Construction Law Rights and Obligations
Beware New Law of Negligent Investigators
From the Revenue Rule to the Rule of the Revenuer
What To Do When Partners, Associates or Staff Commit Fraud
Law Firm Accounting Part IX: Beware of the Death Spiral
Good Accounting vs. False Prophets and Bad Profits
Getting Information About Trust and Lien Rights
Time to Clear Up Misconceptions on Privilege
The Forensic Accountant's Guide to the Law of Privilege: What to Do When a Fraudster Claims Privilege
The Cascade Effect and a Post-Tender Duty of Fairness
Ontario Construction Law - Rights & Obligations
New Roles Opening Up for Forensics
Ontario Construction Law: Rights & Obligations
Can You Handle the Truth: Embracing Requests to Admit
Law Firm Accounting Part VIII - Strategic Fit: Minders, Finders, Grinders and Spellbinders
Evolution is a Croc: Law Practice Management and the End of Articling
E-discovery Rule Changes ‘Inevitable'
Forensic Accountants Will be More Involved
Law Firm Accounting Part VII: Make Sure Your Accounting System Supports Smart Strategy
The Examination in Aid of Execution
A Mighty Oak?
Synergy and Entropy - The Dynamics of a Law Firm Business Plan
Conflict Protocols and Vicarious Liability - Painful Lessons
A Duty to Care
Everything That's Old May Be New Again: What Will e-Discovery Rules Do To Construction Law
Law Firm Accounting Part VI: Beware of Interesting Work
New Accounting Pressures on Smaller Firms
Law Firm Accounting Part V: The Value Curve
Writing Off the Written Notice of Lien
The Strategic Issue for the 21st Century: Fraud and Accountability
Law Firm Accounting Part IV: Information as a Strategic Tool
Forensic Accounting and Fraud
Law Firm Accounting Part III: How Collections Affect Cash Flow
Personal Liability When Just Doing Your Job?
Personal Liability When Just Doing Your Job?
Law Note - The Painful Birth of the Bad Faith Tort: Adjusters Note
Businesses Have to Buckle Up!
Tender Mercies
Whispering Behind Corporate Doors
Text or Context: Tender Bids and the Construction Pyramid
The Hercules Case Revisited
Can you Keep a Secret?
Going Private to Avoid Costs of Being Public – Time to Take the American SOX Off
Accountants as Professionals and As Property
Whispering Behind Corporate Doors: Can We Keep It Secret?
Uncommon Law
Sounds of Silence
Snow Clearing and Expert Witness Chill
The Evidence is In
Fraud Investigations...
Law Note - Top 10 Reasons for Registering Your Trade Mark – Now
Goodbye and Hello to the Company Accountant...
Going Private: Off with Sox
The Canadian Tendering Law
Taking It Personally
Why Employers Must Implement a Policy …
Post – ADGA Rules of the Current Thinking on Directors' Liability in Tort
Becoming A Judge
Suing the Successful Bidder
The Boundary Wall Around Fecund Ground
The Stopwatch and the Gavel
Ontario Construction Law: Rights and Obligations
Coming Armed With Spiers: Insuring Good Faith Processing of Policy Claims in the Post-Whiten Age
Return to the Beaten Path?: Life After Mentmore
Blowing in the Wind
Time for the Federal Government to Act
The Scylla of Motions Court and the Charybdis of the Court of Appeal: The Scope of Directors' and Officers' Common Law Liabilities in the Post-Adga Era
ADGA v. Valcom – A paradigm for personal responsibility for the new millennia
Foreign Currency Exchange in Matrimonial Litigation

News

60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
David Debenham explains 10 things to do if you are not getting paid on a construction project in the Ottawa Business Journal
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
David Debenham interviewed by CBC News on Ottawa Hospital lawsuit
David Debenham interviewed by CBC News on PCL Constructors Canada fraud case
David Debenham successfully defends client in epic bid-rigging trial
Professional fees and the many faces of Quantum Meruit
Senator Mike Duffy's trial promises to be ‘one for the history books'
How e-commerce fraud-fighting firm Ethoca bounced back twice from the brink of extinction
David Debenham discusses Senator Mike Duffy's charges and trial with CTV News
David Debenham gives CRA reassessment advice on CBC News
McMillan's SCC Group helps secure important victory for lawyers
David Debenham comments on Law Society boosting compensation for victims of lawyer theft in Toronto Star
McMillan lawyers publish The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada
David Debenham discusses Canadian internet fraud in Newmarket Era
David Debenham discusses corporate wrongdoing in Financier Worldwide
David Debenham discusses digital assets in Step Inside
David Debenham discusses anti-corruption and bribery in Financier Worldwide.com
David Debenham dicusses private investigators in Law Times

Education

  • University of Toronto, Masters of Forensic Accounting (MFAcc) - 2018
  • MSc. - 2013
  • Certified Fraud Specialist - 2012
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Taxation) - 2008
  • Forensic Investigator (C.F.I.) - 2005
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (C.F.E) - 2003
  • University of Ottawa, LLM - 2000
  • Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.) - 1997
  • University of Ottawa, LLB - 1986
  • University of Ottawa, MBA - 1986

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1988

Practices

litigation
fraud law
restructuring and insolvency
competition and antitrust
anti-corruption and fraud
appellate advocacy
white collar defence and government investigations
supreme court
construction
cybersecurity
government procurement

Industries

commercial real estate
media, communications and entertainment
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
applied technology
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), Ontario
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America - Fellow
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (AAJ) - Chair of the Business Torts Section
  • Chartered Professional Accountants - Ontario (CPA) - Vice-Chair of Disciplinary Committee
  • Finance Team, Corporate Governance Transition Task Force
  • Treasurer of Business Torts section of American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - Secretary-Treasurer, National Law Practice Management and Technology Section 2010
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) – Co-Chair Law Practice Management Sections 2006
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) - Director, Construction Law Section Executive 2010
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - Executive Member, National Construction Law Section
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (AAJ)
  • Society of Management Accountants of Canada (SMAC) - Disciplinary Committee
  • Advocates Society
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Certified Forensic Investigators
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ACIS)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
  • LSUC Construction Law Specialist
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Teaching Engagements

  • Lecturer and Moot Trail Demonstration, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa (commercial law 1997 - 2000)
  • Ottawa and Kingston Instructor, LSUC Bar Admission Course (civil litigation and business law, Phase III, Advocacy, Phase I)
  • Shared Lecturing of Civil Procedure, University of Ottawa Law School (1992)
  • Queens University Law School Moot Court Judge

Community Involvement

  • Officer and Director, Ottawa-West-Nepean Conservative (Riding) Association.
  • Vice-Chair of the Discipline Committee of the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario
  • Director, Church Extension Committee of the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada

Awards & Rankings

  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Construction Law
  • 2017 Laureate Award, Carlow University
  • Fraud Advisor of the Year in Canada - Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2017
  • 2016 Fraud Advisor of the Year - Canada-Lawyer Monthly
  • Repeatedly listed in the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Construction Law
  • Canada - Corporate Fraud Lawyer of the Year, ACQ Global Awards 2016
  • 2015 Leading Fraud Investigator - Wealth & Finance International
  • Competition & Antitrust Lawyer of the Year - Canada, Legal 2015 Awards, Corporate LiveWire
  • Rated – Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
  • 4.0 GPA in MSc. (2013)
  • Valedictorian – University of Toronto's Rotman School – Investigative and Forensic Accounting (2006)

Media Mentions

David Debenham has been asked to provide his expertise in numerous publications. David has been quoted or featured in articles including: 

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David Debenham is "Rated-Distinguished" by Martindale-Hubbell, North America's pre-eminent lawyer peer review service. He is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Construction Law. David is Co-Chair of our Supreme Court of Canada practice group. He is both a construction law specialist and a certified fraud specialist. He is the President of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada. His 25 years as a trial lawyer, and his training as a management and forensic accountant, have given him a unique advantage in representing management, and their businesses, from inception to insolvency in all areas of commercial  and corporate litigation including: 

  • Public and Private procurement disputes before the CITT, Competition Bureau, and the Federal and the Ontario Courts
  • construction lien and breach of trust claims
  • fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and anti-corruption matters
  • shareholders' disputes and senior employee terminations
  • creditors' rights
  • real estate and commercial leasing litigation

David has a proven track record with his clients. One of his clients describes him here.

David Debenham, BA, MBA, J.D., LLM
 

  • Canada Inc. c. Richard et Nancy Charette, 2018 ONCS 2174 (CanLII) 
  • Canada Inc. v. Charron, Langlois LLP et al., 2017 ONSC 5043 (CanLII) 
  • Ontario Limited v Burnford Realty Limited, 2017 ONSC
  • Premier Dry Cleaning v Burnford, 2017 ONSC 2582 (CanLII)
  • 1168760 Ontario Inc. v 6706037 Canada Inc., 2017 ONSC 2211 (CanLII)
  • Dhawan v Shails Communication Inc. et al, 2016 ONSC 7743 (CanLII)
  • Dhawan v. Shails Communication Inc., 2016 CarswellOnt 20546
  • Bearsfield Developments Inc. v. McNabb, 2016 CarswellOnt 15843
  • Bearsfield Developments Inc. v. McNabb, 2013 ONSC 7063
  • Dr. John Oueis Dentistry Professional Corp. v. Falsetto [2013] CarswellOnt 119 (Ont. S.C.J.)
  • Ottawa (City) v. TKS Holding Inc., 2012 CarswellOnt 12240 (SC)
  • Canada v. Proulx, 2011 FC 1231 (CanLII); [2011] F.C.J. No. 1513 (Q.L.)
  • Tannis Trading Inc. (c.o.b. Tannis Food Distributors) v. Coldmatic Refrigeration of Canada Ltd. and Zafir [2010] OJ No. 5109 (Div'l Ct)
  • IKEA Properties Ltd. v. 6038212 Canada Inc. et al. 2010 CarswellOnt 5555
  • Kingston2000 Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City), 2010 CarswellOnt 329
  • Muneeruddin v. Kanata 1075 March Road Project Inc. 2010 CarswellOnt 3523 (Ont. Sup Ct.)
  • Kingston Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City)2009 CarswellOnt 3750
  • Russell (Township) v. Dalcon Enterprises Inc., 2009 CanLII 31597 (ON S.C.)
  • Kingston 2000 Developments Ltd. v. City of Kingston [2009] CarswellOnt 631
  • Good Life Corporation v. Hazeldean Properties Inc., 2008 ONCA 742 varying [2007] CanLII 55365 (ON S.C.)
  • Good Life Corporation v. Hazeldean Properties Inc. et al., 2007 CanLII 55365 (ON S.C.)
  • Kingston 2000 Developments Ltd. v. Kingston (City), 2007 CanLII 15801 (ON S.C.)
  • Tompkins Mews Inc. v. 1332334 Ontario Inc., 2006 CanLII 42589 (ON S.C.)
  • R v. J. Harris Environmental Mgt. Inc. [2006] CarswellOnt (1436)
  • Leeds Transit Sales Ltd. v. Ottawa (City), 2004 CanLII 31377 (ON S.C.)
  • Litemore Distributors (Ottawa) Ltd. v. W.C. Somers Electric Ltd., (2004), 73 O.R. (3rd) 228
  • Viner v. Poplar (2003) 38 B.L.R. (3d) 134 (ON S.C.)
  • Leeds Transit Sales v. City of Ottawa [2003] OJ 1650
  • Falcone v. Bullock [2003] OJ 1129
  • Glenview Management v. Axyn Canada Corp. [2003] OJ 124
  • KOM v. CIBC [2002] OJ 4192
  • 530432 Ontario Inc. v. Viner [2002] O.J. 56
  • Adga Systems Int'l v. Valcom, ( 2000) 51 O.R. xvii. denying leave to appeal from (1999).43 O.R. (3d) 101; 168 D.L.R. (4th) 351 (Ont. C.A.), following leave to appeal [1998] OJ 98,99 (C.A.) and rev'g 33 C.C.E.L. (2d) 135 (Div'l Ct)
  • Aghaipour v. National Bank of Canada [2001] S.C. C.A. 7 dismissing leave for [2000] OJ 4213 (C.A.) aff'g [2000] OJ 20 (H.C.)
  • Grant v. Kerr [2001] OJ 5162,5180
  • Musca v. LCBO [2000] OJ 1654 (Div'l Ct)
  • Tru-lite v. Minto Const. Lien Case Finder 37.62 (Div'l Ct)
  • Berezins 9 O.R. (3d) 181 (H.C.)
  • Marinaki v. Canada [2001] 215 F.T.R. 1920
  • Diotte v. Dequetteville and the Queen 54 F.T.R. 276 pursuant to Diotte v. Queen 134 N.R. 71 (F.C.A.) rev'g Diotte v. Canada 31 F.T.R. 185
  • Evenchick 3 O.R. (3d) 441; 5 C.B.R. (3d) 191 (H.C.)
  • Framelance Properties v. Dehan's Fashion Optical [2000] OJ 1746 (H.C.)
  • Minto v. Nuttall 107 D.L.R.(4th) 239;35 R.P.R. (2d) 11 (Ont. H.C.)
  • Musca Winery v. Ontario [2000] OJ 1654 (Div'l Ct)
  • O.K.W. Limited v. Filzmaier [2000] S.C.C.A. 20 refusing leave for [1999] OJ 4340 (C.A.)
  • Ottawa Air Design 40 C.L.R. 159 (Ont. H.C.)
  • Soloway, Wright v. Falconcrest 47 C.L.R. 307 (Ont. H.C.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada 36 O.R. (3d) 162
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada 44 O.R. (3d) 533 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 5118 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 4213 (C.A.)
  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 2866 (C.A.)
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  • National Bank v. Royal Bank of Canada [2000] OJ 567 (H.C.)
  • National Bank of Canada v. Royal Bank of Canada ,[1998] OJ 143 (C.A.)
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  • 519757 Ontario Inc. v. Nu-Globe Dev. [1996] O.T.C. 178 (H.C.)
  • Foster v. Chubb Insurance Co. , [1998] OJ 2283 (Div'l Ct)
  • Hamann v. Ottawa Car Sales-Rentals [1998] OJ 2767 (C.A.)
  • Anron Mechanical v. Valentori Construction 43 C.L.R. 220 (Ont HC)
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  • Royal Bank v. S.G. Combustion Products et al 1991 CarswellOnt 1772 (CA)
Winter 2018
Canada Makes Facilitation Payments Illegal

The Canadian Bar Association - Construction and Infrastructure Law - Member Articles

August 2017
Law Practice Succession Planning Checklist

JUST Magazine, Ontario Bar Association

Summer 2017
News from the North: No Civil Jury Trials?

American Assocation for Justice

April 2017
SNC Lavalin Prosecution Founders on Lack of Admissible Evidence—No Tipping Allowed

Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada

January 2017
Creditor Proofing No Refuge for Fraudsters

Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada

October 16, 2016
Fraud Overcomes All

Fraud Law Bulletin
Lexology

May 31, 2016
The Vexatious Litigant in Construction Law
Ontario Bar Association
May 2016
Capital Punishment and Punishment in Capitals: the Problem of White Collar Crime in Canada
Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
February 2016
‘Embedded' – a new approach to corporate fraud
Financier Worldwide Magazine
2015
Working with Lawyers on a Fraud Investigation
Assocation of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
September 7, 2015
Letter: Key arguments missed in originial critique
May 2015
Professional Fees and the Many Faces of Quantum Meruit
Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, Vol. 4, No. 2
April 2015
Riding an Unruly Horse at a Rodeo - How the Intersection of Construction and Insolvency Law led to One Wild Ride for Comstock
38 Construction Law Reports (4th) 37
January 2015
Big Data Analytics and Big Money Litigation
Risk & Compliance Magazine
November 2014
Transparent Arson Investigations: New Models to Prevent Rogue Investigations
The Advocates' Quarterly, Vol. 43, Number 3
Fall 2014
Litigation Frostbite North of the Border
American Association of Justice - Business Torts Newsletter
Summer 2014
A systemic approach to litigation
Advocates Journal 12
June 2014
"Cavet bankers" - The bankers' new duty of care in the face of customer fraud
National Banking Law Review - Volume 3, Number 33
June 2014
Provincial rules apply to federal workers' compensation claims
Perspectives, CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section Newsletter
May 2014
What you say at mediation could come back to haunt you
Civil Writes - CBA National Civil Litigation Section Newsletter
December 2013
The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada
LexisNexis Canada
October 2013
Stand By the Brand

ACFI News to Note

August 14, 2013
Litigating Civil Fraud Harder Than it Looks
Co-authored by D. Debenham and M. Mohamed, Lawyers' Weekly, v. 33 #14
June 2013
All that Glitters is Not Gold
ACFI News Flash
May 2013
Do you Know What your Investigator is doing?—Lawyer Liability under the New Canadian Tort of Privacy
100 # 1 C.CL.T.140 (2013)
May 2013
It is Swings and Roundabouts: A Classic Case of Construction Fraud
Construction Law Letter, Vol. 29 #5 (May-June, 2013)
May 24, 2013
Directors' Duties and Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

The Canadian Bar Association

February 2013
Construction Fraud
Construction Law - Hot Topics, Tips and Tactics to Build Your Construction Law Toolkit
Ontario Bar Associations Institute 2013
February 2013
Plus Ca Change - Timelines of Lien Settled by Use of New Summary Judgment Rule
OBA Construction Law Section, Nuts and Bolts, Vol. 27, No.2
February 2013
Sheltering and Saving an "Expired" Lien
OBA Construction Law Section, Nuts and Bolts, Vol. 27, No.2
February 2013
Breach of the Construction Trust Provisions and the "New" Limitations Act
OBA Construction Law Section, Nuts and Bolts, Vol. 27, No.2
2013
Settlements in Construction Law Cases

Co-author, The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada (Bathgate & McPherson eds)

2013
Why Did the Nortel Prosecution Fail
C.R. (6th) 298
October 2012
Career Suicide-One Conference at a Time
ACFE Toronto Newsletter
October 2012
Construction Fraud
14 C.L.R. (4th) 1
September 2012
The Myth of Chain of Custody
ACFI - News to Note
February 14, 2012
Plus Ca Change--- Timeliness of Lien Settled by Use of New Summary Judgment Rule, Plus Ca Change…
Ontario Bar Association
2012
Who is Investigating Your Investigator? in Todd Archibald et al, 2012
Annual Review of Litigation 351, cited in Annotation to Henry v. A.G.B.C. 2014 CarswellBC 100 (C.A.)
December 2011
Digital Assets – Digital Legacy: The Next Frontier - A Step Inside Study
Step Inside - Newsletter of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practioners Canada
November 2011
Summary Judgment and the right to set-off under the Construction Lien Act
OBA Nuts and Bolts, Vol. 26, No.1
October 2011
CRA rebuked in Federal Court
Case comment
September 2011
Corporate Governance and Criminal Fraud: Would Conrad Black have been convicted in Canada?
News Flash! ACFI News
August 2011
Working with Lawyers on a Fraud Investigation
Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
May 2011
Client Based Groups?
OBA's Practice Management Section Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2
May 2011
The Solicitor-Client Assessment Process as an LPM Tool
OBA's Law Practice Management Section Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2
April 2011
Discovery Plans in Construction Lien Litigation
Nuts & Bolts: OBA Construction Law Newsletter, Vol. 25,  No. 3
March 2011
Litigation/Oppression Remedy
Commercial Litigation Review, Volume 9, No 1
2011
Who is the Fraudster? - The Case Against Destroying Draft Report
Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada
March 2011
Bidding and Tendering
Construction Law Letter 1
March 2011
The Oppression of Creditors
9#1 Commercial Law Review 4
January 2011
Security for Costs in Construction Lien Actions
Nuts & Bolts 25 #2, Newsletter 3
December 2010
The Case for Law Firm Performance Audit Committees
OBA's Law Practice Management Section Newsletter, Vol. 8. No. 1
September 2010
What's New in Construction Litigation?
Construction Comment, page 8
August 2010
One Percent at Fault, 100 Per Cent Liable
8 #3 Commercial Litigation Rev. 1
May 2010
Hen's Teeth Discovered – Court Reconsiders Denial of Security for Costs Motion in a Lien Action
OBA Construction Law Section newsletter Nuts & Bolts, Volume 24, No. 4
2010
Do You Need A Magic Bullet? Seven Simple Solutions to Persistant and Pernitious Problems in Your Practice
Using the Construction Lien Act to Your Client's Advantage, OBA
December 2009
Emergency Preparedness Checklist: Getting Your Clients and Yourself Through an Emergency
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol. 7, No. 1
December 2009
Ten Tips for Top Cobblers
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol. 7, No. 1
December 2009
Final Lesson in Law Firm Accounting: Establishing Fixed Rates
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol. 7, No. 1
December 2009
No More Pandering to the Poodles?
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol.7, No.1
December 2009
Form Over Substance: Cost Recovery for Environmental Damages Under the Building Code
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol.24, No.2
December 2009
The Trial and Tribulations of Disciplinary Tribunals
The Litigator
August 2009
The Legal Aspects of a Fraud Investigation
Lang Michener LLP
June 2009
Thinking About the Unthinkable: How to Guard Against Embezzlement in Your Firm
Co-authored: David Debenham and S. Blackford
ABA Law Practice Magazine 33
May 2009
Law Firm Accounting Part X
OBA Law Practice Management
May 2009
It Is All About Metrics: So As You Value, So Shall You Go
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol.6, No. 2
February 2009
Ontario Construction Law Rights and Obligations
Top Coat, 26
January 2009
Beware New Law of Negligent Investigators
Law Times
Winter 2008
From the Revenue Rule to the Rule of the Revenuer
56 Can Tax 1 (as cited in D. Waters, Re: Law of Trusts, c. 22 (4th ed.)
Winter 2008
What To Do When Partners, Associates or Staff Commit Fraud
LawPRO Magazine, Vol.7, Issue 4
November 2008
Becoming the Fraud Advisors We Were Meant to Be
Fraud Magazine, 21

November 2008
Law Firm Accounting Part IX: Beware of the Death Spiral
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol. 6, No. 1
November 2008
Good Accounting vs. False Prophets and Bad Profits
OBA Law Practice Management, Vol. 6, No. 1
November 2008
Getting Information About Trust and Lien Rights
Top Coat, 25
October 2008
Time to Clear Up Misconceptions on Privilege
The Lawyers Weekly
October 2008
The Forensic Accountant's Guide to the Law of Privilege: What to Do When a Fraudster Claims Privilege
Lang Michener LLP
September 2008
The Cascade Effect and a Post-Tender Duty of Fairness
OBA Construction Law Section Nuts & Bolts, Vol. 23, No. 1
July 2008
Ontario Construction Law - Rights & Obligations
OPCA's Top Coat, 22
May 2008
New Roles Opening Up for Forensics
The Bottom Line, 14
April 2008
Ontario Construction Law: Rights & Obligations
Top Coat, 20
April 2008
Can You Handle the Truth: Embracing Requests to Admit
OBA Construction Law Section, Nuts and Bolts , Volume 22, No. 4
April 2008
Law Firm Accounting Part VIII - Strategic Fit: Minders, Finders, Grinders and Spellbinders
OBA Law Practice Management, Volume 5, No. 4
April 2008
Evolution is a Croc: Law Practice Management and the End of Articling
OBA Law Practice Management, Volume 5, No. 4
January 2008
E-discovery Rule Changes ‘Inevitable'
Law Times
January 2008
Forensic Accountants Will be More Involved
Law Times
January 2008
Law Firm Accounting Part VII: Make Sure Your Accounting System Supports Smart Strategy
OBA Law Practice Management , Volume 5(3)
Fall 2007
The Examination in Aid of Execution
Commercial Litigation Brief Winter 2007/2008
November 2007
A Mighty Oak?
OBA Newsletter 22, No. 2 Nuts & Bolts
November 2007
Synergy and Entropy - The Dynamics of a Law Firm Business Plan
OBA Sections in Review, Volume 2, No. 1
October 2007
Conflict Protocols and Vicarious Liability - Painful Lessons
Ontario Bar Association, Sections In Review , Volume 1, Number 1
October 2007
A Duty to Care
The Litigator 83
September 2007
Everything That's Old May Be New Again: What Will e-Discovery Rules Do To Construction Law
22 No. 1 Nuts & Bolts OBA Newsletter 4
August 2007
Law Firm Accounting Part VI: Beware of Interesting Work
OBA Law Practice Management, Volume 5(2)
July 2007
New Accounting Pressures on Smaller Firms
The Bottom Line, 10
July 2007
Law Firm Accounting Part V: The Value Curve
OBA Law Practice Management, Volume 5(1)
May 2007
Writing Off the Written Notice of Lien
21 No. 4 Nuts & Bolts OBA Newsletter 4
April 2007
Law Firm Accounting Part IV: Information as a Strategic Tool
OBA Law Practice Management , Volume 4 (4)
March 2007
Forensic Accounting and Fraud
The Bottom Line
March 2007
Law Firm Accounting Part III: How Collections Affect Cash Flow
OBA Law Practice Management , Volume 4 (3)
Fall 2006
Personal Liability When Just Doing Your Job?
Corporate Governance Quarterly 35
Spring 2006
Personal Liability When Just Doing Your Job?
InBrief Spring 2006
Spring 2006
Businesses Have to Buckle Up!
Business Law Brief Spring 2006
Spring 2006
Tender Mercies
56 C.L.R. (3d) 22
Spring 2006
Whispering Behind Corporate Doors
Corporate Governance Quarterly 11
January 2006
Text or Context: Tender Bids and the Construction Pyramid
55 #2 Construction Law Reporter (3d) 101
2006
The Hercules Case Revisited
20, #2 Nuts & Bolts, OBA Newsletter 4
November 2005
Can you Keep a Secret?
15 #3 Canadian Corporate Counsel 34
August 2005
Accountants as Professionals and As Property
3 Commercial Litigation Review 1
Summer 2005
Whispering Behind Corporate Doors: Can We Keep It Secret?
Lang Michener InBrief
Spring 2005
Uncommon Law
41 C.L.R. (3d) 159
April 2005
Sounds of Silence
19#2 OBA Nuts & Bolts OBA Newsletter 2
Spring 2005
Snow Clearing and Expert Witness Chill
The Litigator 59
March 2005
The Evidence is In
7# 5 Report on Fraud 10
February 2005
Fraud Investigations...
3#1 Commercial Litigation Review 18
Winter 2005
Goodbye and Hello to the Company Accountant...
The Balance Sheet 2
January 2005
Going Private: Off with Sox
21 #6 Treasurer 26
November 2004
The Canadian Tendering Law
21 Construction Law Letter 1
October 2004
Taking It Personally
Ottawa Business Journal
September 2004
Why Employers Must Implement a Policy …
Ottawa Business Journal 22
July 2004
Post – ADGA Rules of the Current Thinking on Directors' Liability in Tort
2 Commercial Law Review 1
Spring 2004
Becoming A Judge
The Litigator 53
2004
Suing the Successful Bidder
18 No. 2 OBA Nuts & Bolts  2
2004
The Boundary Wall Around Fecund Ground
14 C.C.C. I. (4th) 87
Winter 2004
The Stopwatch and the Gavel
The Litigator 21
2004
Ontario Construction Law: Rights and Obligations
2003
Coming Armed With Spiers: Insuring Good Faith Processing of Policy Claims in the Post-Whiten Age
27 Advocates' Quarterly pp 5-30 (2003) cited in Walsh v. Nicholls and CGU Insurance Company of Canada, (2004) 241 D.L.R. (4th) 643 (N.B.C.A.)
2003
Return to the Beaten Path?: Life After Mentmore
Cited in J. Van Duzer, The Law of Partnerships & Corporations , 308 (2nd) 2003
16 I.P.J. #3 537
2002
Blowing in the Wind
26 Advocates' Quarterly 47
December 2001
Time for the Federal Government to Act
18 Construction Law Letter
2001
The Scylla of Motions Court and the Charybdis of the Court of Appeal: The Scope of Directors' and Officers' Common Law Liabilities in the Post-Adga Era
25 Advocates' Quarterly, pp. 21-89 (2001) cited by the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Merit Consultants International Ltd. v. Chandler, [2014] BCCA 121,at para 15 (CanLII), cited in Bellows v. Quik Cash Ltd. (2004) 241 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 224 (Nfld TD) and Donovan v. St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology [2001] O.J. No. 5225
2000
ADGA v. Valcom – A paradigm for personal responsibility for the new millennia
8 #3 The Litigator 47
1998
Foreign Currency Exchange in Matrimonial Litigation
20 R.F.L. (3d) 81
April 23, 2019
Auditor or Investigator... Which hat are you wearing?"
Chattanooga State Community College
May 17, 2017
Elements of an Effective Fraud Risk Management Program
Infonex, Public Sector Internal Controls, Ottawa, Ontario
May 2, 2017
Best Practices in Dealing with Clients, Witnesses and Suspects
ACFI Annual Fraud Conference, Toronto, Ontario
March 2017
Importance of the MBA, CPA, and the Journey in Becoming a Construction Law and Certified Fraud Specialist
University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management's Annual Convention of the Accounting Club, Ottawa, Ontario
November 18, 2016
Prompt Payment & the Reynolds Report on Reforming the Ontario Construction Lien Act
Construction Industry Forum, Ottawa Construction Association, Ottawa, Ontario
November 2016
An Evening With The Masters: How Construction Lien Law Has Developed (Program Chair)
The Canadian Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario
September 14, 2016
What the Government Leadership Change Means for the Anti-Fraud Effort: Panel Discussion
Fraud Conference Canada - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Montreal, Quebec
September 12, 2016
Canadian Privacy Law and the Fraud Investigator
Fraud Conference Canada - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Montreal, Quebec
July 25, 2016
Big Data Analytics
American Association for Justice 2016 Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California
June 2016
Big Data Analystics and Big Money Fraud Litigation
27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Las Vegas, NV
June 2016
Environmental Law for the Construction Industry
Ottawa Construction Association, Webinar
December 8, 2015
Incorporating Digital Assets in Wills and the Impact on Estate Administration
The Canadian's Institutes Trusts & Estates Forum, Calgary, Alberta
November 13, 2015
TECHxpo 2.0: Law Practice Management and Sole, Small Firm and General Practice
Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, Ontario
October 22, 2015
Reversing the Priorities, Again - When Bankruptcy and Construction Collide - Round 2
The Advocates' Society - Construction Law, Teleseminar
September 29, 2015
Big Data Analytics and Big Money Litigation
Information Security Media Group (ISMG) Fraud Summit, Toronto
September 22, 2015
The New Science of Fraud Investigations
ACFE Toronto Fraud Forum
September 15, 2015
Mobility and Big Data: Revolutionizing Financial Institutions
ISMG Fraud Summit , San Francisco, CA
August 31, 2015
Big Data Analytics and Big Money Fraud Litigation
ACFR Canadian Fraud Conference
Toronto Fraud Summit 2015, Ottawa, ON
July 13, 2015
New Developments in Case Resolution Under Canadian and American Law
American Trial Lawyers Association's National Conference, Montreal
May 5, 2015
7 Deadly Sins and the 6 Saintly Virtues of a Fraud Investigation
Key Note Speaker, 17th Annual Convention of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, Toronto
February 6, 2015
Proven Strategies for Creating Budgets and Managing Cash Flow
Co-chair and Presenter, OBA Institute 2015 - The Business of Law, Toronto
December 9, 2014
The New Science of Fraud Investigations
ACFE 17th Annual Fraud Professionals' Conference, Ottawa
October 16, 2014
Digital asset estate planning - digitally departed
STEP Canada, Edmonton, AB
September 20, 2014
Insolvency and Construction
Panelist, 2014 National Construction Law Conference - Building for the Future, Toronto Board of Trade, Toronto, ON
September 8, 2014
Guidance from the Supreme Court of Canada on Civil Fraud
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Canadian National Conference
July 28, 2014
Making Damage Claims Come Alive with a Forensic Accountant
2014 AAJ Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD
June 16, 2014
Digital Assets
STEP's 16th Annual Conference
February 24, 2014
Enforcement of American Judgments in Canada, and Canadian Judgments in the United States
Webinar, Commons Institute, Ottawa
February 6, 2014
The Life Cycle of a Law Firm
Co-Chair, Ontario Bar Institute, Law Practice Management Section, Toronto
February 6, 2014
Estate Planning and Digital Assets
Speaker, Ontario Bar Institute, Trusts & Estates Section, Toronto
January 17, 2014
Environmental law for the construction industry
Ottawa Construction Association, Ottawa
November 7, 2013
Fraud Investigations
Key Note Speaker, Oklahoma Statewide Annuaal ACFE Seminar, Oklahoma City
October 22, 2013
Witness preparation
16th Annual Fraud Professionals' Conference, Ottawa
October 22, 2013
Dealing with Digital Assets in Wills Drafting and Estates Administration
Financial Planning Issues for Small Business Owners, Advocis, Ottawa
October 9, 2013
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Canadian Anti-Corruption and Pro-Transparency Gathering - 9th National Meeting, (as part of Canadian Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Team), Centre Block, Parliament Building, Ottawa
October 3, 2013
Construction 101 Seminar
Ottawa Construction Association, Ottawa
October 1, 2013
Your Audit under the Microscope and the Spotlight
Institute of Internal Auditors of Canada, 2013 National Convention, Winnipeg
September 20, 2013
Bringing the latest technology solutions to the legal profession
Co-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Inaugural TECHxpo, Toronto
September 11, 2013
The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) and the Fight Against Fraud
Panellist, ACFE National Conference - Closing General Session, Montreal
August 20, 2013
Litigating Civil Fraud Claims
Co-presenter with Munaf Mohamed of Bennett Jones, Canadian Bar Association National Convention
June 24, 2013
How to Work with Attorneys
24th Annual ACFE Global Conference, Las Vegas, NV
June 7, 2013
From Theory to Practice – What do the anti-corruption rules mean for you and your clients – Case Studies
Panelist, CBA Annual International Law Conference, Ottawa
May 6, 2013
Investigating and Resolving Allegations of Conflict of Interest
ACFI Annual Conference, Toronto
May 5, 2013
Why Did the Nortel Prosecution Fail?
Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting Program: DIFA Forum - Analyzing the Nortel Decision, University of Toronto
May 3, 2013
Dealing With Digital Assets in Will Drafting and Estates Administration
Annual CCLA Solicitors' conference, Montebello, Quebec
April 26, 2013
When Teraview Meets Construction Law and Other Nuts and Bolts
Co-Chair and Presenter, OBA Construction Section conference, Toronto
April 25, 2013
Analyzing the Nortel Decision: Experts analyze: why did the Nortel Prosecution fail?
Panelist, Rotman School of the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
April 17, 2013
Bidding Process Assessment- When is a Tender Not a Tender
4th Bidding and Tendering in the Public Sector Course, Federated Press, Toronto
April 2013
Legal Issues and Remedies for Credit and Collections Professionals
4th Annual Conference on Credit and Collections for Utilities-Canada, Ottawa, National Arts Centre, EUCI
March 22, 2013
Construction Lien Act
Ottawa Construction Assn Seminar, Ottawa
February 7, 2013
2013 Construction Law Program
Co-Chair and Speaker, OBA Institute, Toronto, ON
November 21, 2012
Construction Liens and Bankruptcies for law clerks
Ottawa Association of Law Clerks, Ottawa, ON
November 15, 2012
Dealing With Digital Assets in Will Drafting and Estates Administration
Law Society of Upper Canada's 15th Annual Estate and Trusts Summit, Toronto, ON
October 28, 2012
Canada's New Tort of Privacy and Its Impact on Your Fraud Investigation
2012 ACFE Canadian National Conference, Ottawa, ON
October 23, 2012
Combating the Dark Arts!
2012 CICA-IFA Investigative and Forensic Accounting National Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
September 20, 2012
Where There's Smoke, There are Two Claims - and one of them may be against you!
ACFE - Annual Toronto Fraud Forum, Thornhill, ON
June 17, 2012
Protecting Your Investigation from Target Reprisal
23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference, Orlando, FL
March 2012
Understanding Environmental Regulations
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Ottawa, ON
March 9, 2012
Construction Tendering and Contracts
Presentation, Ottawa Construction Association, 196 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa, ON
December 2011
Detention, Arrest, Interviewing and Interrogation: Law and Practice
York University Conference
November 2011
Combating the Dark Arts
17th Annual ACFE National Canadian Fraud Conference
October 19, 2011
The new Canadian Tort: Negligent investigation
14th Annual 1 Day Fraud Conference, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ottawa Chapter
October 2011
Fighting Insurer Fraud - How to Persuade Judge or Jury to Award Substantial Punitive Damage
OTLA Fall Conference
September 2011
The Auditor's Role in the accumulation, preservation and presentation of Evidence
IIA 2011 National Conference , Institute of Internal Auditors (Toronto)
September 2011
Preparing An Expert Witness for Court
ACFE Toronto Annual Conference, (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), Toronto
July 10, 2011
Fighting Insurer Fraud
AAJ Annual Convention, Manhattan, NY
June 2011
Lawyer Jui-Jitsu: how your Investigative Techniques will be Used Against You in Court
, Ottawa, Ontario
June 3, 2011
Identity Theft and Fraud - Protecting Clients, Your Firm and Personal Data in a Wired World
6th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference Program
May 2011
Is there a fraudster in your office?
Annual Convention of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, Ottawa
May 2011
Working With Lawyers On A Fraud Investigation
The Ontario Provincial Police's Anti-Rackets Branch Annual Meeting, Ottawa
May 2011
The Fundamentals of the Construction Lien Act
Ottawa Construction Association, Ottawa
May 2011
The Professional Liability of Forensic Investigators and the end of the Expert Immunity
Keynote Speaker, Annual Conference of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, Toronto
March 2011
Construction Liens--Practical Advice for 'Lien' Times
Ontario Bar Association
September 2010
Legal Issues of Fraud Investigation – A Tour de Force
Annual Toronto Fraud Forum, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Toronto Chapter
September 2010
Frauds Against the Lawyer – Building a Better Shield
Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto
May 2010
The State of Fraud in Canada
ACFI 12th Annual Fraud Conference
November 2009
Using the litigation process as the final stage of your investigation
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Ottawa) 12th Annual Fraud Conference
September 2009
Legal Privilege and Fraud Investigations
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Fraud Forum
September 2009
Legal Issues in Fraud Investigations
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 11th Annual Investigative & Forensic Accounting Conference, Toronto
May 8, 2009
East Region Solicitors Conference
Carleton County Law Association
May 4, 2009
Dealing With Fraud in Recessionary Times
The Association Of Certified Forensic Investigators Of Canada -11th Annual Fraud Conference
February 2009
The Law of Fraud and Tracing Across Borders
OBA Annual Institute 2009, Civil Litigation - When the Butterfly Flaps its Wings: Cross-Border Litigation in Your Practice
January 2009
Who is the Fraudster? - The Case Against Destroying Draft Report
The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators (Association)
November 2008
Drafting Convincing Motion Materials
8th Annual Civil Litigation for Law Clerks, presented by The Law Society of Upper Canada
October 2008
The Fraud Examiner and the Rules of Evidence
11th Annual Fraud Professionals' Conference, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ottawa Chapter
October 2008
When a Fraudster Claims Privilege
CA-IFA Investigative & Forensic Accounting Alliance's 10th Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario
August 2008
Excelling at Articles 2008: Surviving and Thriving During Your First Year
OBA Professional Development Ottawa Joint CLE Program
May 2008
Fraud Claims - Dealing with Fraud in the Construction Industry
Construction Remedies: Beyond the Lien
December 2007
Enforcement of Judgments - Making a Success a Reality!
Carleton County Law Association
December 2007
How to Prepare For, and Conduct, The Examination in the Aid of Execution
Enforcement of Judgments Conference presented by the County of Carleton Law Association
May 2007
The Law of Fraud and the CFE
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Ottawa Chapter
May 2007
From Fraud Examiner to Fraud Advisor: The Expanding Role of the C.F.E. in Today's Fraud Environment
13th Annual ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference
May 2007
Executive Liability and the Law
ACFI's 9th Annual Fraud Conference
April 2007
Construction Lien Act
Part of a three lawyer panel for members of the Ottawa Construction Association
November 2006
Keynote Address
Fall Conference for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Saskatoon
November 2006
Keynote Address: Meeting the Challenges of Fraud Actions
Civil Litigation and Administrative Law Conference, Ottawa
May 2006
Consumer Rights and Compliance Requirements
Ontario's Consumer Protection Act: What's in it? event , Ottawa
May 2006
Ontario's Consumer Protection Act: What's In It?
OBA Young Lawyers' Division - East
April 2006
Why Are You Not Asserting Your Bad Faith Claims Against Adjusters Too?
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference: Winning the Bad Faith Case V: First Party Finesse
October 2005
Subcontractors' Bids
Ontario Bar Association conference, Red Hot Construction Law
Fall 2005
Personal Liability of Adjusters, Brokers & Agents
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Fall Conference, The Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto
April 2002
A Preface to your Nightmare
Presented at the CCCA Conference The Limits of Solicitor-Client Privilege for General Counsel
June 2001
Directors' and Officers' Liability
Lecturer, Canadian Institute's RIBO accredited course, Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto
June 2000
The Aftermath of ADGA
Canadian Institute Conference on Directors' Liability