Eli Bordman

Eli Bordman


Eli Bordman
Contact Information

Eli Bordman


T 416.865.6690

F 416.865.6636

E ebordman@grllp.com


University of British Columbia, Bachelors of Commerce, 2017
University of Toronto, Juris Doctorate, 2020
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2021
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

Eli is a litigator with a client-oriented outlook and experience at every level of court in Ontario.

Eli started at Gardiner Roberts in 2019 as a summer student, completed his articles with the firm the following year and returned as an associate in 2021. His work has ranged from handling procedural motions to multi-billion-dollar class actions and everything in between. Eli maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on professional negligence, class actions and municipal law.


Representative Work

Professional Negligence

  • Successfully defended a dismissal of a solicitor negligence action at the Court of Appeal - Vinczer v. 7084421 Canada Ltd., 2022 ONCA 400
  • Secured a dismissal of a solicitor negligence action through a summary judgment motion – Greenspan v. Goldman, Khosla and Cook, 2022 ONSC 5578

Class Actions

  • Representing a mining company at a common issues trial brought under the Securities Act
  • Secured substituted service order in data breach class action effecting over 6 million Canadians - Del Giudice v. Thompson2021 ONSC 903

Municipal and Land Use Planning

  • Act as a prosecutor for various Conservation Authorities under the Conservation Authorities Act
  • Obtained a time-sensitive interim injunction and had the subsequent damages inquiry dismissed on behalf of a Conservation Authority – Halton Region Conservation Authority v. Thomas, 2023 ONSC 5404
  • Successfully struck certiorari application at the Superior Court of Justice – Baron et al v. Halton Region Conservation Authority, 2023 ONSC 5568


  • Represented the plaintiff/defendant by counterclaim in a complex oppression remedy trial Vastis v. Kommatas, 2022 ONSC 1366
  • Successfully defended an appeal of a solicitor assessment - Isenberg v Gardiner Roberts, 2023 ONSC 2880
Articles and Presentations
  • Primary Author of “Civil Liability for Lawyers” chapter in Campion, John A., et al. Professional Liability in Canada, Thompson Reuters Canada, Toronto, 2023.
  • “Government liability for policy decisions following Nelson (City) v. Marchi” by James Cook, Kenneth Jull and Eli Bordman, Toronto Law Journal, January 2022.
  • Business Interruption Insurance in the Time of COVID-19: Some Recent Judicial Consideration
  • HBC’s Efforts to Withhold Rent Due to Landlords’ Failure to Maintain “First Class” Shopping Centres
Professional Involvement
  • Law Society of Ontario 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association