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Ian S. Epstein

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1983
  • LL.B., (Honours), McGill University, 1980
  • B.A., (Honours) History and Political Science, McGill University, 1977
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A veteran litigator focusing on insurance and commercial disputes, Ian views himself as a problem-solver who pursues his client’s objectives with passion and determination.  Ian’s focus is on service and obtaining quality results in a cost-effective manner.  He believes in trying to negotiate an early resolution where appropriate, but if need be, he is a tough advocate for his clients in the courtroom.

Ian’s skills in resolving errors and omissions claims, in particular, professional liability claims against engineers, lawyers, financial advisors, directors and officers, life insurance agents, actuaries, environmental consultants, naturopaths, to name a few, has led to Ian’s recognition by the Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a leading practitioner consistently recommended in Professional Liability and by Best Lawyers® in Canada for Insurance Law. 

Ian’s insurance practice encompasses a wide variety of general liability claims, from product liability to occupiers' liability, malicious prosecution, and actions against public authorities. He also handles coverage matters. His commercial litigation practice includes breach of contract cases and claims involving real estate developments.

Ian also has considerable experience and success in handling difficult immigration matters.  An immigrant to Canada himself, Ian’s interest in assisting those with immigration issues stems from his personal understanding of the many challenges that immigrants face when they seek permanent status in Canada. The focus of his immigration practice is business immigration, including obtaining work permits and permanent status for employees who are needed in Canada, as well as permanent status for professional, entrepreneurial and investor class applicants.

  • LL.B., (Honours), McGill University, 1980
  • B.A., (Honours) History and Political Science, McGill University, 1977
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1983


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2022 for Insurance Law
  • Rated by Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory as a Leading Practitioner (repeatedly recommended) in Professional Liability Law
  • Winner of the 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award  for his work on Diversity and Inclusion
 In the Media  News


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association - Immigration, Insurance and Civil Litigation sections
  • Advisory Board, Fanconi Canada
  • Advisory Committee, IIODSP (Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program)


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