Wishart Law Firm LLP

Gordon P. Acton

Senior Business Partner


As Senior Business Partner, Gord’s area of emphasis is on business problem solving and prevention, asset acquisitions, financing and sale, for corporations, municipalities, educational institutions, hospitals and non profit corporations. This includes creditor protection, insolvency work-outs and collection, as well as issues arising from operations in the area of labour/ employment and contracts.

He has regularly appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Canada, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Labour Relations Board as well as arbitrators and mediators.

Professional memberships include the Canadian Bar Association, the Association of American Trial Lawyers, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Advocate’s Society. Gord served as a Director of the Algoma District Law Association for two terms.

A former racer with Canada’s Alpine Ski Team and a former director of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, Gord acts as an advisor to several charitable organizations. He is fluent in both English and French.


Activities & Affiliations

• American Trial Lawyers Association
• Railroad Trial Lawyers of America
•Canadian Italian Advocates Organization


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