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Douglas Best


Miller Thompson

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New York

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Biography

Douglas Best has a broad commercial litigation practice with particular emphasis on corporate fraud, employment law, administrative law, regulatory law and general contractual claims and disputes.

 

Acting predominantly for corporations for more than 25 years, he has gained considerable knowledge and expertise in a range of industries including transportation, real estate and financial services.

 

Mr. Best also has particular expertise with respect to various injunction type proceedings, including those relating to the preservation and quick recovery of assets: Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders and Norwich orders.

 

Mr. Best is result-oriented and is committed to providing well-reasoned counsel. He has also written and spoken on various issues over the course of his career, most notably for the transportation industry on defending claims against carriers and for those clients seeking to recover assets taken in fraudulent circumstances.

 

In addition to being a senior partner of the firm, Doug was also the firm's former General Counsel, and a former member of Miller Thomson’s National Executive Committee.

 

Directorships

  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, The Canadian Centre for Diversity (Formerly the Canadian Council for Christians and Jews)
  • Director, The Canadian Transport Lawyers Association

 

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association 
  • The Canadian Transport Lawyers’ Association
  • The (American) Transportation Lawyers’ Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Toronto Chapter
  • The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada

 

Education

  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1981
  • University of Western Ontario, 1978

 

Publications

  • Getting the Deal Through, Asset Recovery (Canadian Chapter), 2014
  • Winning for the Carrier: Avoiding the Palm Tree (Again), The Canadian Transport Lawyers' Association Annual Convention, 2013
  • Norwich Orders: a Tool for Tracing and Protecting Assets When Having Fallen Victim to Fraud, Corporate Liability, 2011

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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New York

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