Jason Woycheshyn is a tenacious and creative litigator who helps clients resolve complex commercial and estate disputes. As one client states, he “identifies strategies that other litigators, even those much senior to him, just don’t see”.
Jason's broad practice is focused on complex litigation including corporate commercial disputes, banking litigation, fraud recovery investigations and securities litigation.
Jason has motion, application, trial and appeal experience before all courts in Ontario and Alberta, as well as a number of administrative and regulatory boards and tribunals. He has experience in securities regulatory and enforcement matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, directors' and officers' liability, oppression proceedings, banking litigation, real property disputes and sensitive internal investigations. As part of his fraud law practice, Jason has experience in obtaining Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders, Anton Piller orders. Jason also acts for major agricultural companies in the enforcement of their licensing rights.
In his estates litigation practice, Jason represents clients in will challenge and guardianship proceedings, often when those proceedings are concurrent with related commercial disputes.
Jason is an Adjunct Professor of Osgoode Hall Law School and co-founded a course in advanced commercial litigation. Jason is a frequent author and speaker for continuing education programs relating to commercial litigation and advocacy issues. He has published articles in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation and National Banking Law Review.
Jason serves as a director of the Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Toronto and Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association. He has held numerous volunteer positions in the Ukrainian community, including serving as an international election observer for the Presidential elections in Ukraine in 2014, in the midst of a revolution.
Jason has been recognized as a “Rising Star under 40” a “Precedent Setter” and a “Cross-border Litigator to Watch” in various legal publications.
Before joining Bennett Jones, Jason served as a law clerk with both the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench.