Irvin is a senior partner and Chair in the firm's Litigation Group and is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He also serves in management on the firm's Executive Committee.
Irvin has represented clients in a vast number of areas, including: shareholders' rights and remedies, applications for injunctive relief, wrongful dismissal, defamation, corporate and commercial disputes, real property litigation including commercial development disputes and commercial leasing disputes, and solicitors' negligence and professional malpractice claims.
Irvin has substantial experience with litigation for international clients. He routinely handles numerous matters for companies based in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Irvin is a former member of the Board of Directors of Meritas, a global affiliation of law firms of which Minden Gross LLP is the Toronto representative. He also serves as the chair of its North American litigation section.
Irvin is also a frequent author and lecturer on litigation practice-related matters. He regularly publishes on his blog, irvinschein.com.
Irvin earned his LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014. He has substantial experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings and is listed as an arbitrator by the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Centre based in Montreal, QC. To determine Irvin's availability for your mediation or arbitration, please contact his assistant, Robin Finklestein by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (416) 369-4301 x 1302.
Irvin has developed a wide breadth of knowledge in a number of industries. Clients appreciate his willingness to take on their problems and relieve them of some of the burden. A born litigator, his advocacy and courtroom skills are highly developed after over 40 years of practice.
Irvin lives and breathes litigation, but his other passions are hockey and wine. Irvin is on the ice three times a week and has had specialized goalie training from Hall of Fame Russian goalie Vladislav Tretiak.