BRIAN KOLENDA is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
Brian has a broad civil litigation practice, including corporate-commercial litigation, professional negligence and regulation, insolvency, securities and defamation. He has represented and advised individuals, public and private companies, non-governmental bodies and regulators. He has particular experience in complex commercial litigation, including cases involving fraud, securities and complex financial instruments. He has appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court as well as administrative tribunals.
While at law school, Brian earned two major academic awards and prizes for the highest standing in several courses, including criminal law, constitutional law and environmental protection law. A member of Queen's Law's Jessup International Law moot team, Brian was also Editor-in-Chief of the Queen's Law Journal and the Vice-President (Academic) of the Law Students' Society.
Brian is among the firm's lawyers who assist the Legal Aid Ontario's Refugee Law Office on behalf of clients seeking emergency stays of deportation.
Brian is a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, teaching International Law.