Before joining Nesbitt Coulter LLP, Derek obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario and also graduated from the University of Waterloo where he obtained his B.A. Honours. He specializes in providing legal services and advice in a variety of areas, including real estate, civil litigation, 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 at various levels. His practice covers a range of disputes, including contracts, debt collection, 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 incorporations, shareholder agreements, corporate reorganizations, the purchase and sale of businesses, leases, and employment agreements. Derek’s practice also encompasses the purchase and sale of real estate, drafting wills, 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.