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Lawyers - Peter R. Greene, Senior Partner

Lawyers - Peter R. Greene, Senior Partner

Peter R. Greene
Senior Partner

Excellence in Construction Law, Insurance Law, Class Action Defence, Securities, and Products Liability

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Peter is a widely recognized and renowned litigator with substantial expertise in high profile and complex Commercial Litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Peter acts as counsel for insurance companies on professional liability, E&O claims, Director's and Officer's liability, and surety, fidelity and dishonesty bond claims. He has particular expertise in securities litigation and Regulatory Hearing, and has acted for Canada's largest investment firms. He regularly acts as defence counsel in large Class Actions before the courts in Ontario, and before national and provincial Regulatory agencies, boards and tribunals. Peter is regularly involved in large product liability and construction contract cases involving Construction Liens or Surety Bonds.


  • Has appeared and argued matters before the:
    • Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
    • Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) (formerly known as the Investment Dealers Association)
    • Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA)
    • National Energy Board
    • Ontario Energy Board
    • Ontario Municipal Board
    • College of Nurses of Ontario
    • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    • Occupational Health and Safety Board
    • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Acts as defence counsel for Investment Houses and Investment Advisors in numerous cases proceeding before the courts in Ontario.
  • Acts as defence counsel for insurers and plaintiffs' claims involving fidelity/dishonesty bond claims, directors and officers and errors and omission policy claims, including providing coverage opinions.
  • Actively involved in major construction claims in several of the Provinces in Canada acting for contractors, owners, and sureties involving construction lien claims, and as defence counsel for sureties on claims under Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bonds.
  • Author of numerous papers.
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by The Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • Appeared on numerous Inquests involving products liability claims and in defending prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Peter was inducted as a Member of the Bertha Wilson Honour Society of Dalhousie University in 2014. In 2015 he became a Member of the Board of the Society which yearly selects new inductees.
  • Global Law Experts Recommended Attorney (Peter R. Greene)Petere Greene Best Lawyers 2016

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Counsel
  • Banking
  • Banking Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Action Defence
  • Class Actions
  • Construction Bond Claims
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation, including construction liens and Performance and Labour and Material Payment Bond claims
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • Fidelity-Dishonesty Bond-Defendant
  • Fidelity-Dishonesty Bond-Plaintiff
  • Foreign Law
  • Injunctions
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Litigation, including surety, fidelity, dishonesty bonds and professional/liability defence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Libel, Slander and Passing Off Litigation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act Defences and Inquests
  • Partnership Litigation
  • Passing Off Litigation
  • Performance & Labour & Material Payment Bond Claims
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability Inquests
  • Professional Negligence Law
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation, including Regulatory Hearings
  • Senior Trial
  • Stockbroker Negligence
  • Surety Defence
  • Tort Law
  • Wrongful Dismissal

Education and Experience


  • B.A., Dalhousie University, major in history, minor in economics (1974)
  • D.P.A., Dalhousie University (1975)
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1978) (President of Graduating Dalhousie Law Class-1978)
  • Fasken & Calvin Articles, September 1978-June 1979
  • Osgoode Hall, Bar Admission Course 1979-1980

Legal Career

  • Partner, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, 2003-Present
  • Partner, Kelly Affleck Greene, 1992-2003
  • Partner, Fasken, Campbell Godfrey, 1989-1992
  • Partner, Fasken & Calvin, 1986-1989
  • Associate, Fasken & Calvin, 1980-1986
  • Called to the Bar, Ontario, 1980
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, 1996

Professional Activities And Associations

  • Member of The Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of The Advocates' Society
  • Member of The Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member of The American Bar Association
  • Member of National Society of Compliance Professionals
  • Member of The American Securities Industry Association-Compliance and Legal Division
  • Associate Member of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association
  • Inducted in to the Bertha Wilson Honour Society of Dalhousie University, 2014
  • Board Member, Bertha Wilson Honour Society of Dalhousie University, 2015



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