Jeffrey Hoffman is a partner at Gowlings' Toronto office where he works in the advocacy department. Jeffrey's practice includes all areas of commercial litigation with an emphasis on franchise and distribution law disputes, real estate disputes, employment disputes and matters involving allegations of professional negligence.
Jeffrey has over 25 years of experience in commercial litigation, including appearances before the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Jeffrey has been recognized in a number of legal publications for his work in franchise law, including Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Lexpert (Most Frequently Recommended). He was named "Best Lawyers in Canada — 2014 Toronto Franchise Lawyer of the Year," and was once again selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015.
He is Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Section and is a member of the Commercial List User's Committee of the Commercial Court, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario). He is a regular instructor at the Advocates' Society of Ontario and has taught the Bar Admission Course (Civil Litigation) at the Law Society of Upper Canada in the past. Jeffrey is a frequent author on litigation and franchise matters. He has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars including those conducted by the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Franchise Association. Jeffrey received an Honors BA from the University of Toronto and an LLB from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.
Jeffrey is a member of the Advocates' Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association. He is also an associate member of the American Bar Association.