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Commercial Arbitrator Services

Marvin J. Huberman — Chartered Arbitrator:

Marvin J. Huberman, LL.M (ADR), (ADR), C.Arb, FCIArb, FAIADR, is a lawyer, chartered arbitrator, adjudicator and former administrative law judge practising in Toronto and throughout Ontario. In recognition of his experience and professionalism, his firm was named a Global Law Experts award winner in 2015 for Commercial Arbitration Law Firm of the year in Canada. It also won M&A Today's Global Award–2016 as the Law Firm of the Year for commercial arbitration in Canada, and The Lawyer International Global Award - 2017 - Law Firm of the Year - Commercial Arbitration - Canada.

Incisive Analysis Of Facts, Law And Human Factors:

The noble and challenging pursuit of justice is why Mr. Huberman finds arbitration so rewarding. Over a lifetime of practice, Mr. Huberman has carefully and thoughtfully contemplated how human psychology and ethics impact the practical application of law.

Factual analysis, breadth and depth of legal insight, emotional intelligence, ability to read people, integrity, restraining hasty judgment — these are foundational qualities that have helped build Mr. Huberman's reputation as a fair and effective arbitrator.

A Major Contributor To The Profession:

Mr. Huberman holds a Master of Laws degree in alternative dispute resolution and has written arbitration decisions that were honourably mentioned and rated in the top 10 insurance/accident benefits cases.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Huberman is actively involved in furthering the profession. He is a widely published author and speaker on arbitration, an award recipient, and chairman and director of numerous professional committees and organizations, including the ADR Institute.

Experience In A Range Of Commercial Disputes:

Mr. Huberman has acted as a commercial arbitrator in cases of all types. He is available to arbitrate cases involving:

  • Complex cross-border matters
  • Corporate-commercial law
    Employment law
  • Real estate and leasing
  • Construction and Building Contract Disputes
  • Insurance disputes, including loss-transfer disputes
  • Intellectual property and high technology
  • Administrative and constitutional law
  • Motor vehicle accidents and statutory accident benefit cases for the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

Marvin is a mediator, municipal and banking ombudsman, investigator and arbitrator, and is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in civil litigation. He is a former administrative law judge, and adjunct law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he taught legal ethics and trial advocacy.

Marvin holds a Master of Laws Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he served as a negotiation and mediation coach. He has also served as a civil litigation and advocacy instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admission Course. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.) in 2015.

Marvin has expertise in corporate/commercial litigation and administrative and public law, including cases involving banking, contracts, labour, corporate and shareholder remedies, securities, tax, insurance, fiduciary duties, torts, transportation law, professional liability and ethics, and constitutional/human rights. He has extensive experience with administrative/regulatory matters and constitutional/human rights disputes. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal. Marvin was appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Civil Rules Committee (Comité des règles en matière civile), pursuant to the Courts of Justice Act (Ont.).

For over 30 years, Mr. Huberman has litigated, mediated, adjudicated as a former Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal, and/or arbitrated hundreds of disputes involving various forms of construction and building contracts, new home warranty and Tarion issues, owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects and engineers, federal, provincial, and municipal contracts, quantum meruit, damages, concurrent liability in contract and tort, tendering, surety bonds, insurance, liens, holdbacks, change orders, setoff, non-payment, trusts, and alternative dispute resolution. 

Mr. Huberman has also taught, spoken about, and published in these areas throughout his professional career, including as a columnist for the trade magazines Purchasing B2B and Materials, Management and Distribution - MM&D. 

Marvin has served as litigation counsel, mediator, and arbitrator in cases involving farm debts, livestock, advertising, marketing, and sales of goods, including farm products, and in the interpretation and application of relevant statutory provisions. Marvin was recently appointed as an arbitrator by the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission.

Marvin has been appointed to the FINRA roster of arbitrators, which is the largest securities and business dispute resolution forum in the United States among investors, brokerage firms and individual brokers.

Other Appointments

  • Appointed Vice-Chair of the Ontario Commercial Registration Appeal Tribunal (CRAT)
  • Appointed Adjudicator and Referee by the Federal Minister of Labour
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Ontario Insurance Commission 
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Canadian Centre for Sports 
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Canadian Centre for Sports and Law 
  • Appointed Member of the Ontario Hepatitis C Assistance Plan Review (Appeal) Committee 
  • Appointed Member of the Private Court of Ontario
  • Appointed Member of ADR Chambers Inc. (Arbitrator and Mediator Panels)
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Canadian Transportation Agency 
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Farm Products Marketing Commission
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Appointed Arbitrator by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
  • Appointed Arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) 

Marvin co-authored a book entitled “A Puisne Judges’ Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Handbook for Canadian Judges on ADR in the Courts,” and published several articles, including “Pre-Trial Conferences and Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques: Maximizing Settlement Potential,” and “ADR in the United States Federal Administrative Justice System – The Administrative Conference of the United States.” His Master of Laws thesis, “Integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution Into Administrative Justice Systems: Improving Society and Justice” was written in consultation with the Deputy Attorney General of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada.

Marvin has recently published through Irwin Law, "A Practitioner's Guide to Commercial Arbitration", which offers clear and practical advice and guidance on how to conduct arbitrations fairly, impartially, efficiently and effectively, in domestic and international forums.

Marvin is also a founding member of the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Committee on Professionalism in the Legal Profession (2001).

He was awarded The Lawyer International - Global Award- 2017- Law Firm of the Year- Commercial Arbitration - Canada.

Marvin was the recipient of the 2017 Corporate International Magazine Global Award: Partnership Disputes Mediator of the Year in Canada.

Marvin served as an acclaimed member of the Executive Committee of the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. He is the current President of the ADR Institute of Ontario, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (FAIADR).

Contact Marvin J. Huberman:

Mr. Huberman arbitrates cases in Ontario, throughout Canada and Internationally. Call 416-646-1372 or fill in the site's online form to discuss his services or to arrange an arbitration appointment.

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