Scott R. Venton

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Scott’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial, gaming, bankruptcy and insolvency, restructuring, regulatory and insurance litigation. 

As a partner in the Litigation Group, Scott has represented numerous financial institutions, corporations and individuals in matters relating to, for example, commercial contract disputes, transportation, securities, debt enforcement, oppression remedy, gaming, debtor and creditor, bankruptcy and insolvency, economic torts, interim and permanent injunctions, insurance, employment litigation involving wrongful dismissal and breach of fiduciary duty matters, broker liability claims, negligence actions and personal injury litigation.  Scott brings a unique experience in the area of insurance litigation and negligence law having represented numerous insurance companies in defending claims brought against them.  He has appeared as trial counsel and argued contested motions and applications before the trial and appellate levels of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, and on leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada.  Scott has also acted as counsel before the Coroner’s Court and several administrative tribunals.

Scott is often retained by large financial institutions, both national and international corporations, casinos and high net worth individuals and families to represent their interests before the courts, administrative tribunals or through the mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution process.  He acts on behalf of corporations and businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries and routinely represents industry leaders in a variety of business sectors, such as: The Business Development Bank of Canada, Fibernetics Group of Companies (a CLEC providing VOIP, ISP and long distance services), Stoughton Trailers LLC, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ecovert Corporation, along with brewers, such as Brunswick Bier Works and numerous casinos located in Nevada, Macau and Singapore and gaming operations located in Ontario.

Scott frequently speaks and writes on various topics including trial evidence, debt enforcement and collection, spoliation, the duty to defend under CGL and homeowner insurance policies, broker’s liability, estate litigation issues, social host liability, fiduciary duties, assessment of damages, and director and officer liability.  Scott also acts as a mentor to law students and junior lawyers of the firm.

Education & Memberships


Osgoode Hall Law School, 2005

Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop

Called to the Ontario Bar, 2000
Queens University, LL.B., 1998
Wilfrid Laurier University, B.A. Hons. (Dean's List), 1995


Toronto Lawyers Association
LSO Lawyer Referral Service
Advocates Society
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Co-presenter, CAIRP National Webinar Series, Ontario Corporate Part I Technical Update, July 2021
Program Faculty and Speaker, The Osgoode Certificate in Gaming Law, "Compliance and Consumer Protection" November 2018
Co-Presenter, Ontario First Nation Economic Forum, Legal & Tax Immunity, October 2016
Co-Presenter, Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace, The Brewery Dragon’s Den: Start up/Operational Do's & Don'ts, 2015
Contributor, Commercial Debt Collection in Canada: A Legal Handbook, 2012