Derek guides you through complex corporate, litigation and real estate matters. He has experience representing clients at various levels, including the Superior Court of Justice.
Prior to joining Nesbitt Coulter, Derek obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and also graduated from the University of Waterloo where he obtained his Honours B.A.
Derek provides legal services and advice in a variety of areas, including corporate/commercial, civil litigation, real estate, wills and estates, and municipal law.
Derek provides litigation services to both businesses and individuals in southwestern Ontario. He has experience representing clients in negotiations, mediation and trials. His practice covers a range of disputes, including debt collection, contracts, construction liens and employment (employee and employer). Derek’s approach to litigation is results-driven, offering cost-effective legal solutions to his clients.
Derek’s corporate/commercial practice includes such work as incorporations, the purchase and sale of businesses, shareholder agreements, corporate reorganizations, contracts, leases and employment agreements. Derek's practice also encompasses the purchase and sale of real estate, drafting wills and powers of attorney and estate matters.
Derek has made appearances before the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice. Derek is a member of the Oxford Law Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
When not practising law, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, golfing, and volunteering with the Hickson Trail Committee.