Having worked on secondment with a leading Lloyd’s syndicate in the mid-1990s, Bob has also developed a large insurance coverage and defense practice. He represents insurers, reinsurers and insureds in the areas of commercial general liability, professional liability, media/technology liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, fidelity, contingency and property insurance. In addition to providing coverage and regulatory advice to insurers and reinsurers, he regularly performs policy wording reviews and claims audits.

Bob is a member of both the Ontario and Quebec bars, has wide-ranging experience in both the Common Law and civil law systems, and is fluently bilingual in English and French. Bob regularly appears before all levels of the Quebec courts as well as arbitration and mediation panels throughout North America.

Bob is one of the leading experts in Canada in the area of course of construction insurance and co-authored Commercial General Liability Insurance published by Butterworths. He speaks regularly at conferences and delivers papers for the Barreau du Québec, the Canadian Institute, the Canadian Bar Association, Insight, Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Insurance Bureau of Canada and other organizations.

Bob is currently listed and recommended in the following Guides:

  • The Best Lawyers since 2011 for Insurance Law, including the 2019 edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell in the fields of Insurance, Professional Liability and Litigation
  • Lexpert Special Edition – Infrastructure in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (since 2011, including the 2019 edition) for Litigation – Commercial Insurance

He is a member of the firm’s Canadian Management Board.

Professional Associations:

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)

  • Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL)

  • International Bar Asssociation (IBA)

Education:

  • 1992 - 1993  LL.B. (Civil Law), University of Montreal

  • 1987 - 1990  LL.B. (Common Law), Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario)

  • 1983 - 1986  B. Comm. - Great Distinction, University Scholar, McGill University (Montreal)