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Mark Stinson Toronto Lawyer

Mark Stinson *

Partner | Leader, Asia Pacific | Co-Leader, Southeast Asia Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1983
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


Mark Stinson’s general business practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, franchising, product distribution and supply and general corporate and commercial matters.

Providing counsel and transactional advice, Mark has worked with clients involved in the manufacturing and distribution, automotive, retailing, food and dairy and cemetery and funeral services.

Leader of the firm’s Asia Pacific practice group, Mark represents leading Japanese and other Asian companies, which involves frequent travel to Asia. He is also a member of the firm’s Automotive group, regularly advising automotive manufacturers, part suppliers, dealers and other industry participants. He is the past Leader of the firm's Retailing, Distribution and Franchising and has an active practice in these areas.


  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2019 to 2021
Acritas Stars Publication name with laurels Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • B Comm Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Advises a number of charities and not-for-profit corporations at both the federal and provincial level on a pro bono basis

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Member, The Japan Society
  • Member, Canada-Japan Society
  • Member, Asia Pacific Foundation
  • Member, Forum on Franchising
  • Member, Retail Council of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Franchise Association

Fasken Institute



Book Doing Business in Canada
Article Let's Make a Deal: A Legal Primer on Doing Business in China

Speaking Engagements

Exporting Your Medical Technology to China: Financial Structures Co-presenter, Industry Canada Conference location location Toronto
Let's Make a Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions in Franchising Co-presenter, Ontario Bar Association Fifth Annual Franchise Law Conference
The Emerging Good Faith Doctrine in Commercial Contracts Presenter, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Return of the Six Minute Business Lawyer location location Toronto


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