John F. C. Hammond

John F. C. Hammond

Managing Director and President
Location:
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
800-339-6086
Fax:
905-525-0031
Email:

I have practiced law for over 25 years and yet still delight at arriving at the office each day. 

Each client's file is a puzzle which demands the best and most efficient solution and, over the years, the puzzles have grown increasingly complex and demanding.  But I am extremely good at solving them (this is no time for false modesty) and I have assembled a team of lawyers who, under my stern and unwavering gaze, develop and implement legal solutions with an intelligence and industry which has earned the firm a reputation for excellence in which they all share.

I am a member of various boards, organizations and committees which could carry on just as well without me.

I actually enjoy drafting agreements and contracts -  there are few that can make this claim, by the way.  Some matters have involved over a billion dollars (still a large sum of money). I have directed the firm in cases which have been determined (successfully) before the Supreme Court of Canada involving industrial espionage, legislative interpretation, and hundreds of millions of dollars. I have also triumphed in the smallest of Small Claims courts. Each result brings its own satisfaction.

I am often called to speak or present papers on various topics.  Quite often, it's about topics I know a great deal about, including information technology, electronic commerce, scientific research tax credits, international banking and financing, asset and share purchases, real estate, taxation and bills of exchange.

When I return home, I play chess and the piano.  I refuse to engage in any recreation which is accomplished standing.  This includes golf.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Computer Law
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1989

Education

  • Queen's University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hamilton Law Association, Member