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Jesse Harper Toronto Lawyer

Jesse R. Harper

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2012
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Jesse Harper practices all aspects of litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on complex commercial and corporate disputes.

Jesse has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario. He has represented clients in cases covering a broad range of substantive law, including breach of contract, environmental litigation, contested plans of arrangement, shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, directors and officers liability, professional negligence, and injunctions. Jesse has also acted in a number of estate disputes, acting for both estate trustees and beneficiaries.

A regular volunteer as Duty Counsel at the Toronto Small Claims Court, Jesse provides assistance to unrepresented litigants as part of the Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project.

Client Work

  • Intact, Novex, and Royal & Sun Alliance defend actions relating to business interruption insurance arising out of COVID-19 closures, Ongoing since April 2020
  • Automodular Corporation v. General Motors of Canada Limited (GM),
  • Weenen v. Biadi, 2017 ONCA 533,
  • Weenen v. Biadi, 2016 ONSC 3309,
  • Jaymor Capital successfully completes financial restructuring,
  • Weenen v. Biadi, 2015 ONSC 6832,
  • Merc International Minerals completes private placement offering for US$12 million,
  • Minera IRL closes US$33.1 million offering,
  • Independent Legal Counsel to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Western Ontario
  • BSc (Hons) with distinction, Research Psychology University of Toronto

Community involvement

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society


Fasken Institute



Article Whether “Full And Complete Satisfaction” Means Just That: Puri Consulting Limited v. Kim Orr Barristers PC, 2015 ONCA 727 The Ontario Bar Association
Article Choice of Law For Tort In Canada: Reasons For Change Journal of Private International Law, Vol. 9 No. 2

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Key Takeaways from Recent Cases Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON
The Law Governing Tort Claims: Twenty Years of the Lex Loci Delicti 5th Journal of Private International Law Conference location location Madrid


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