Brian Wynn

Brian Wynn

Partner

Brian Wynn
Contact Information

Brian Wynn

Partner


T 416.865.6674

F 416.865.6636

E bwynn@grllp.com

Education

University of Toronto, LL.B. 1976
Yale, B.A. 1973
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1978
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Brian Wynn provides counsel to a broad range of commercial, non-profit, entertainment and media clients.

As corporate counsel, he advises on all stages of growth with has much experience drafting and negotiating shareholders’ agreements, joint-venture contracts and secured financing materials for domestic and international transactions.

As counsel to a major entertainment, sport and recreation insurance underwriter, Brian is one of a select few lawyers in North America to act as a clearance attorney specializing in copyright and trademark infringement, privacy, right of publicity, unfair competition and defamation matters. He also advises numerous producers, writers and directors in various media ventures. Acting as an investigator or as a mediator, Brian has also assisted in the dispute-resolution process with his specialized knowledge of film production and financing structures.

Brian is also active in the growing not-for-profit sector, both in the arts and in the sport/recreation field. He is counsel to Ontario’s two major sport and recreation coordinating agencies and is also on the board of Ovarian Cancer Canada. He consults on risk management and liability for sport and recreation professionals.

Expertise

Articles and Presentations
  • Balancing Act, Parks and Recreation Canada Magazine, regular column
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Insight Educational Services
  • Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers: Canadian Bar Association Ontario, 1995, Chair
  • Seminars on Risk Management in Sports and Recreation
Board Memberships
  • Ontario Bar Association, Past Chair, Entertainment, Media Communication Section
Recognition
  • Brian Wynn has been named in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.
Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Lifesaving Society, Past President - National, Ontario