Ian is a member of the firm’s Business Disputes and Maritime Practice Groups.
Ian is a commercial litigator with a focus on dispute resolution in the transportation sector. Ian acts as counsel in litigation and arbitrations involving cargo, casualty, construction, and contract claims relating to all modes of transportation.
In addition, Ian represents clients in numerous product liability matters. He primarily defends manufacturers in civil litigation and assists with reporting defects and incidents to regulatory authorities.
Ian also has ample experience in the energy sector, including representing midstream, energy, and oilfield services companies in commercial and construction-related disputes.
In addition to his transportation, product liability, and energy law practice, Ian has experience in a variety of areas and industries, such as banking and securities, construction, municipal, insolvency, administrative, and Aboriginal law.
Ian has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and all levels of the Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Federal Courts.
Before joining Alexander Holburn, Ian practiced in Calgary, Alberta, at one of Canada’s leading business law firms. Prior to that, Ian clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and practiced at a major regional firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ian volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario and sits on the board of directors of a registered charity and non-profit local sailing club. He has also acted as pro bono counsel for refugee claimants before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court, and he has volunteered with Pro Bono Law Alberta’s Civil Claims Duty Counsel and Queen’s Bench Amicus programs.