John M. Picone

 jpicone@casselsbrock.com
Telephone: 416 640 6041
Fax: 416 360 8877
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Toronto
Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada
M5H 3C2

John Picone is a member of our Litigation Group. His practice focuses on complex securities and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on shareholder disputes, oppression claims, class actions, and injunctions.

John has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in the financial services, pharmaceutical, construction, energy and transport sectors, and has acted for large corporations, start-ups, entrepreneurs and shareholders.

He has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, a commission of inquiry and various tribunals.

While in law school, he received numerous scholarships, awards and distinctions, including finishing first in his graduating class. John has also completed a Master of Laws degree from the University of Cambridge, specializing in commercial law.

Representative Work

John has recently acted for the following clients:

  • A national retail pharmacy chain in proceedings before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) relating to a pension plan partial wind-up and supplementary pension plan
  • Investment fund managers in proceedings before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice relating to the enforceability of a forum selection clause in a subscription agreement
  • An electricity distribution company in a proceeding before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice relating to the issue of discoverability under the Limitations Act, 2002
  • Corporate directors in a proceeding before the Environmental Review Tribunal relating to a stay of an order of the director of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change pending an appeal of that order
  • A Quebec company in proceedings before the Court of Appeal for Ontario relating to the jurisdiction of the Ontario courts
  • An investment advisor in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) relating to the payment of certain debts and fees
  • The special committee of the board of directors of a public company in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) relating to the appointment of an independent chair of a shareholders’ meeting
  • A joint owner of property in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice relating to the division of net proceeds of sale
  • A major unitholder of a real estate investment trust in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) relating to the applicability of and compliance with an advance notice policy for the nomination and election of trustees

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2010

Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association