Hearing Ex officio Bencher / Former Treasurer Lawyer
Larry Banack has been a bencher of the Law Society since 1995, regularly publishing Banack’s Bencher News to keep lawyers informed of matters arising in Convocation. As a certified civil litigation specialist, he acts for clients involved in commercial, real estate, construction, estates and professional negligence disputes. Larry has developed a robust dispute resolution practice. He is frequently appointed as a mediator or arbitrator and has experience in resolving complex, multi-party disputes dealing with diverse issues. Lawyers also retain him in the unique position of settlement counsel to achieve resolutions that elude the adversarial litigators. Larry is committed to understanding the key issues between the parties and to assist parties in finding creative and practical solutions. Extensive preparation is often the key to his success. Larry has served as Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario for seven years and as Chair of the Law Commission of Ontario for three years. He was appointed to a three year term as sole Commissioner presiding over the First Case Management Masters’ Remuneration Commission.