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Martin F. Sheehan is a partner of the Commercial Litigation section. He represents businesses and their insurers in the areas of commercial, professional and product liability.

Mr. Sheehan's peers, as polled by The Best Lawyers in Canada directory, named him among the best litigators in Canada in product liability law. He works regularly with manufacturers, importers and distributors of industrial and consumer products defending them against individual and class actions following the manufacture or sale of allegedly defective products. He counsels company executives and helps them manage product recalls in cooperation with their public and investor-relations departments. He works with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and clinical research organizations on all aspects of drug marketing. He practices in the field of aviation law, protecting airlines and aircraft manufacturers sued for personal injury or property damage. He also defends a wide array of professionals (architects, engineers, accountants, bailiffs, brokers, lawyers, pharmacists, psychologists and real estate agents) against professional liability claims. He pleads before Québec courts of all jurisdictions, and is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution methods.

Martin is also interested in litigation related to project management in particular for the construction and technology industries. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Montreal chapter of the Project Management Institute and he has given numerous conferences on the legal aspects and best practices of project management. He has been a prominent actor in many lawsuits, commercial arbitrations and mediations resulting from costs or schedule overruns, premature contract terminations, or disputes surrounding the scope of the contract in important construction and technology projects.

He advises clients on adopting technology and email use policies and setting up of e-commerce Web sites. He is the co-author of a consolidation of all Canadian e-commerce legislation and related documents published bi-annually by Lexis Nexis.


David Rosenbaum practises civil litigation and health law. His litigation experience includes commercial litigation of all types, as well as insurance litigation and estates litigation. David has represented clients in large commercial fraud cases, which are a good fit for his strong organizational skills and ability to deal with complex legal and factual issues. He has acted in several large cases involving disputes arising out of commercial lease financing. In the insurance litigation area, David has experience acting for insureds in coverage disputes and brokers in defence of E&O claims. He is frequently called upon to advise clients on coverage issues. He has been called upon to provide expert evidence on the law of Ontario in coverage disputes. He has also been involved in the drafting of insurance policies for insurer clients. In the estates litigation area, David has acted for both beneficiaries and estate trustees in will disputes, contested passings of accounts, and dependent relief applications.

David has extensive knowledge of, and expertise in, the health law area. He regularly advises clients on questions relating to the regulation of health care professionals. He has acted as College counsel in unauthorized practice proceedings as well as professional disciplinary matters and judicial review from such matters. He has provided extensive regulatory advice to health regulatory Colleges and has drafted regulations for them. He also advises on issues relating to compliance with legislation concerning drug benefits and pharmaceutical pricing. David regularly acts as independent counsel to the Discipline Committees of health regulatory Colleges. His extensive knowledge of the regulation of the health care system in Canada results in his being sought out for advice by clients on compliance with statutes regulatory matters in the health field.