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- Michele Wilson
Neil is the Managing Partner of Samis+Reeves. Neil has a general commercial and insurance litigation practice and has handled a broad range of matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, as well as advocating on behalf of his clients in private arbitrations. Neil manages a large and diverse subrogation practice and has experience in a range of matters including construction/engineer liability, oil spills, fire and flooding losses, product failures, municipal infrastructure failures, first responder cases and class actions. He also defends his insurer clients and policy in first-party and liability claims involving a broad range of property-related claims including fire and flood loss cases. Neil has acted for clients in partnership and shareholder disputes, private road associations in negotiating member agreements, as well as litigating breach of contract, estates and construction-related matters.
Neil also practices injury law. He has represented the interests of a wide range of insurers defending policy-holders and insurers in bodily injury claims as well as defending first-party accident benefits claims. His clients also seek out his advice and representation in priority and loss transfer disputes between insurers.
In addition to practicing law, Neil spent two years in the securities industry working in corporate finance for an investment management/merchant banking firm. In that role, he dealt extensively with the community of investment advisors and financial planners and was involved in issues relating to corporate governance in publicly-listed companies.
Neil graduated from the University of Toronto with his Bachelor of Arts degree in history, received his law degree from the University of British Columbia and his MBA from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. When he is not serving his clients, you can find Neil at hockey rinks across southern Ontario watching his daughters dig for the puck in the corners or playing classic rock with his buddies in their garage band the Big Wigs, also known as The Wigs. You can catch The Wigs playing several charity gigs every year in support of CANFAR and Sick Kids Hospital.