Jason Beitchman

Jason Beitchman is a founding partner at Rayman Beitchman LLP. His litigation practice focuses on commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, regulatory and administrative law, professional liability and discipline and the defence of class actions.

Jason’s clients appreciate his strategic and results-oriented advice, which has developed from years spent in courts across Canada. He has successfully represented clients in seven different provinces, before numerous administrative tribunals and has been counsel in all levels of court across Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jason Beitchman is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section, having been elected by his peers to serve for three consecutive terms. He recently participated in a Civil Justice Delays Working Group that provided recommendations to Toronto’s Regional Senior Justice on ways to improve efficiency and access to justice for litigants in the Ontario courts.

Prior to founding Rayman Beitchman LLP, Jason spent several years as a litigator at one of Canada’s largest law firms. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to Justice Robert L. Barnes of the Federal Court of Canada.

ASSOCIATIONS

Ontario Bar Association – (Civil Litigation Section Executive Committee Member)
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society

CALL TO THE BAR

Ontario, 2009
British Columbia, 2012

SELECTED CASES

  • Successful motion to have a 1.75 million claim for professional negligence and breach of confidence dismissed for delay (Premium Properties Ltd. v. Aird & Berlis, 2015 ONSC 5067)
  • Precedent-setting Court of Appeal decision confirming the ability of provincial superior court’s to assume jurisdiction over non-residents and create national class actions (Meeking v. The Cash Store Inc., 2013 MBCA 81, leave to appeal granted, [2013] S.C.C.A. No. 443)
  • Successfully arguing the Federal Court of Canada’s leading case on the protection of confidential information in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (British Columbia Lottery Corporation v. Canada, 2012 FC 1204, aff’d 2013 FC 307)
  • Successfully overturning an arbitration decision in which it was alleged that a vehicle had experienced sudden unintended acceleration (Toyota Canada Inc. v. Ali, 2013 BCSC 1904)
  • Counsel in four landmark Supreme Court of Canada appeals that have been described by one leading academic as representing a “seismic shift in Canadian copyright law” (see SOCAN v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36)
  • Successfully varying a CRTC decision before the Federal Court of Appeal (Rogers Cable Communications Inc. v. Bell Aliant, 2010 FCA 115)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS