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Ontario, 2010


LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2009

B.Mus. (Hons with Distinction), University of Toronto, 2006

Stefanie Holland

Stefanie Holland practices civil litigation with an emphasis on product liability, intellectual property, franchise law and commercial litigation. Stefanie has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Commercial List and Copyright Board of Canada.

Representative examples of Stefanie’s work include:

  • Acting as litigation counsel for various categories of both Canadian and international product manufacturers and distributors, including notably in the auto industry, with respect to product liability claims
  • Acting as litigation counsel in copyright, trademark, and entertainment law disputes in both Ontario and Federal Courts
  • Representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada, including appearing as counsel for the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency and CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. in the CSI Online Music Services Tariff proceeding before the Copyright Board of Canada
  • Representing franchisors in respect of franchise related disputes and arbitration proceedings, involving claims under the Arthur Wishart Act and common law
  • Acting as litigation counsel in insolvency and cross-border corporate restructuring proceedings, including appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List, as Canadian counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc. and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings

Stefanie acts as pro bono duty counsel at Law Help Ontario. She is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute and Canadian Franchise Association and has authored numerous articles on both product liability and franchise issues, which have appeared in prominent publications.

Stefanie serves as the Chief Editor of the Cassels Brock Product Liability e-Communiqué, which follows current trends in Canadian and international product liability law, with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario manufacturers.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Publications, Newsletters and Articles Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - June 2018

Know Your Limitations: The Law Of Misnomer Cannot Save Your Pleading

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Substance Over Form: The Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Wishart Act Damages

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Sometimes, All You Have To Do Is Care: The Ontario Court of Appeal Considers the Standard of Care in The Context of Contractual Duties and Industry Practice

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2017

Product Liability 101: What You Need To Know

Is Canada Losing Ground In The Autonomous Vehicle Industry?

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - October 2017

A Fixed Term of Forever: The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Validity of Perpetual Renewal Clauses in Quebec

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - May 2017

The Robotic Revolution – Are Autonomous Vehicles an Escape from Accountability?

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - May 2017

Alberta Court Puts Brakes on Franchisee Rescission Action

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2017

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - January 2017

The End of A Saab Story?: The Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Lower Court Decision on Jurisdiction Over a Franchise Dispute

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2016

Never-Ending Saab Stories: The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Revisits Jurisdictional Issues for International Franchisors

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2016

How To Win a Case with No Evidence: Divisional Court Finds Defect In Small Claims Court’s Decision

  • Volunteer Counsel at Law Help Ontario (operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario)