Gavin J. Tighe

Gavin J. Tighe

Partner

Gavin J. Tighe
Contact Information

Gavin J. Tighe

Partner


T 416.865.6664

F 416.865.6636

E gjtighe@grllp.com

Education

University of Saskatchewan, LL.B., 1991
Queen's University, B.A., 1988
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1993
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

Gavin Tighe is a senior partner with Gardiner Roberts LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Tighe is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of Canadian Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has significant experience successfully representing clients before securities industry tribunals in both Canada and the United States. Mr. Tighe also acts as counsel to clients in mediations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. A sampling of some of Mr. Tighe’s reported court decisions is listed below.

Mr. Tighe’s diverse practice focuses on professional liability. Mr. Tighe has also successfully argued some of the leading Canadian cases in such diverse areas as corporate restructuring, municipal conflict of interest, adverse possession of real property, solicitor’s negligence, financial advisor liability, title insurance, defamation, and election law in addition to numerous other areas of law.

Mr. Tighe has published numerous legal articles, been an instructor.at the Law Society of Upper Canada and has been cited as an authority on Civil Practice in Ontario. Mr. Tighe has repeatedly been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Ranked in Lexpert. Mr. Tighe is also commonly an invited speaker at professional conferences including conferences sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario, Canadian and American Bar Associations.

Expertise

Representative Work
  • MacDonald v. Chicago Title Insurance Company of Canada, 2015 ONCA 842
  • Opitz v. Wrzesnewskyj, 2012 SCC 55,[2012] 3 S.C.R. 76
  • Foulidis v. Ford, 2012 ONSC 7189 (CanLII); 2012 CarswellOnt 16516
  • Sutton v. Balinsky et al., 2015 ONSC 3081 (CanLII)
  • Osterbauer v. Ash Temple Ltd., 2003 CanLII 6614 (ON CA) [2003] O.J.  No. 948; 63 O.R. (3d) 697; [2003] CLLC para. 210-047; 121 A.C.W.S. (3d) 277
  • Newman v. TD Securities Inc., 2007 CanLII 10791 (ON SC) [2007] O.J.  No. 139; 26 B.L.R. (4th) 270; 154 A.C.W.S. (3d) 726; 2007 CarswellOnt 194
  • Geler (Bankruptcy), Re, 2005 CanLII 18283 (ON SC) [2005] O.J.  No. 2094; 12 C.B.R. (5th) 15; 139 A.C.W.S. (3d) 622; 2005 CarswellOnt 2094
  • T.D.  Waterhouse Investor Services (Canada) Inc. v. Srivastava, 2005 CanLII 35791 (ON SC) [2005] O.J.  No. 4244; [2005] O.T.C. 871; 143 A.C.W.S. (3d) 81
  • Khan v. TD Waterhouse Investment Advice, 2006 CanLII 9310 (ON SC) [2006] O.J.  No. 1177; [2006] O.T.C. 128; 146 A.C.W.S. (3d) 957
  • Polish Alliance of Canada v. Lovett, Cunningham & Eagles, 2011 ONCA 462 (CanLII) [2011] O.J.  No. 2788; 2011 ONCA 462
  • Gibbins v. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., 2007 CanLII 10789 (ON SC) [2007] O.J. No. 1258; 156 A.C.W.S. (3d) 558
  • Chuang v. Manning, 2010 ONSC 6296 (CanLII) [2010] O.J.  No. 4920; 2010 ONSC 6296; 2008 CanLII 14175 (ON SC) [2008] O.J.  No. 1258; 166 A.C.W.S. (3d) 71
  • Srivastava v. T.D.  Waterhouse, 2003 CanLII 16441 (ON SC) [2003] O.J.  No. 3279; 124 A.C.W.S. (3d) 396
  • Newman v. T.D.  Securities Inc., 2007 CanLII 463 (ON SC) [2007] O.J.  No. 1260; 31 B.L.R. (4th) 215; 156 A.C.W.S. (3d) 559; 2007 CarswellOnt 1944
  • Cormack Animal Clinic Ltd. v. Potter, 2009 CanLII 713 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 141; 306 D.L.R. (4th) 548; 66 C.P.C. (6th) 21; 2009 CarswellOnt 142
  • Bluestone v. Silverman, 2005 CanLII 27143 (ON SC) [2005] O.J.  No. 3219; [2005] O.T.C. 665; 141 A.C.W.S. (3d) 310
  • Dagarsho Holdings Ltd. v. Bluestone, 2005 CanLII 39321 (ON CA) [2005] O.J.  No. 4526; 37 R.P.R. (4th) 53; 143 A.C.W.S. (3d) 52; 2005 CarswellOnt 5193; 2004 CanLII 11271 (ON SC) [2004] O.J.  No. 2654; [2004] O.T.C. 525; 23 R.P.R. (4th) 80; 132 A.C.W.S. (3d) 380
  • Stewart Title Guarantee Company v. Zeppieri, 2009 CanLII 2329 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 322; 94 O.R. (3d) 196; 307 D.L.R. (4th) 539; 70 C.C.L.I. (4th) 247; [2009] I.L.R.  I-4784; 2009 CanLII 2329; 2009 CarswellOnt 365
  • Charlebois v. Stewart Title Guaranty, 2011 ONSC 6824 (CanLII) [2011] O.J.  No. 5392; 2011 ONSC 6824; 108 O.R. (3d) 371; 91 C.C.L.T. (3d) 336; [2011] I.L.R.  I-5220; 211 A.C.W.S. (3d) 220; 2011 CarswellOnt 13509
  • Freedman v. Toronto (City), 2009 CanLII 82620 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 4790; 81 C.C.L.I. (4th) 85; [2010] I.L.R.  I-4924; 2009 CarswellOnt 6938
  • Jafine v. Mortson, 1999 CanLII 14775 (ON SC) [1999] O.J.  No. 971; 43 O.R. (3d) 81; 93 O.T.C. 91; 50 M.P.L.R. (2d) 218; 87 A.C.W.S. (3d) 381
  • Nadvornianski v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company, 2006 CanLII 21787 (ON SC) [2006] O.J.  No. 2611; 82 O.R. (3d) 149; 39 C.C.L.I. (4th) 275; 47 R.P.R. (4th) 155; 149 A.C.W.S. (3d) 690; 2006 CarswellOnt 3934
  • TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. (TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage) v. Chee, 2009 CanLII 9365 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 786
  • Khosla v. Korea Exchange Bank of Canada, 2008 CanLII 56011 (ON SC) [2008] O.J.  No. 4344; 172 A.C.W.S. (3d) 249
  • Millstone Consulting Services Inc. v. Cleary, 2009 ONCA 755 (CanLII) [2009] O.J.  No. 4510; 2009 ONCA 755; 85 R.P.R. (4th) 50; 2009 CarswellOnt 6632
  • TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. (TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice) v. Little, 2010 ONCA 145 (CanLII) [2010] O.J.  No. 724; 2010 ONCA 145; 79 C.C.E.L. (3d) 216; 2010 CarswellOnt 1033; 2009 CanLII 43663 [2009] O.J.  No. 3465; 76 C.C.E.L. (3d) 243; 2009 CanLII 43663; 179 A.C.W.S. (3d) 840; 2009 CarswellOnt 4883; 009 CanLII 60088 [2009] O.J.  No. 4608
  • Jones v. Ontario, 2003 CanLII 21196 (ON CA) [2003] O.J.  No. 3258; 66 O.R. (3d) 674; 66 O.R. (3d) 683; 175 O.A.C. 263; 45 C.B.R. (4th) 263; [2004] 1 C.T.C. 65; 2003 D.T.C. 5663; 125 A.C.W.S. (3d) 17; 2003 CarswellOnt 3184
  • Playdium Entertainment Corp., Re, 2001 CanLII 28281 (ON SC) [2001] O.J.  No. 4252; [2001] O.T.C. 828; 18 B.L.R. (3d) 298; 31 C.B.R. (4th) 302; 109 A.C.W.S. (3d) 207; 2001 CarswellOnt 3893
  • Paciorka v. TD Waterhouse, 2008 CanLII 6646 (ON SC) [2008] O.J.  No. 676; 164 A.C.W.S. (3d) 405; 2007 CanLII 28749 (ON SC)
  • Khan v. TD Waterhouse Investment Advice, 2006 CanLII 3467 (ON SC)[2006] O.J.  No. 1177; [2006] O.T.C. 128; 146 A.C.W.S. (3d) 957
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. v. TD Waterhouse Investor Services, 2006 CanLII 17338 (ON SC) [2006] O.J.  No. 2074; 148 A.C.W.S. (3d) 627
  • Matutschovsky v. Singer, 2009 ONCA 406 (CanLII) [2009] O.J.  No. 1946; 2009 ONCA 406
  • Admassu v. Pantel, 2009 CanLII 35726 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 2916
  • Wrzesnewskyj v. Attorney General (Canada), 2012 ONSC 3718 (CanLII) [2012] O.J.  No. 2308; 2012 ONSC 2873; 2012 SCC 55
  • Battery Plus Inc., Re, 2001 CanLII 28272 (ON SC [2001] O.J.  No. 4510; 29 C.B.R. (4th) 191; 109 A.C.W.S. (3d) 686
  • TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. v. Goodman, 2005 CanLII 1499 (ON SC) [2005] O.J.  No. 250; 136 A.C.W.S. (3d) 821
  • Reviczky v. Meleknia, 2007 CanLII 56494 (ON SC) [2007] O.J.  No. 4992; 88 O.R. (3d) 699; 287 D.L.R. (4th) 193; 66 R.P.R. (4th) 254; 162 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1048; 2007 CarswellOnt 8258
  • 1013952 Ontario Inc. (Silverado Restaurant and Nightclub) v. Sakinofsky, 2010 ONSC 411 (CanLII) [2010] O.J. No. 168; 2010 ONSC 411; 2009 CanLII 60783 (ON SC) [2009] O.J.  No. 4692
Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Osgoode Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Honorary Overseas Member - COMBAR  
    (The specialist association of the English and Welsh Commercial Bar)