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  • Called to the bar - 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario (1994)
  • LLB, Osgood Hall (1997)

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Lien
  • Employment Law
  • Mortgage Enforcement

Co-authored an article for Homebuilders Magazine (Winter, 2011) – The Power of Employees


Matthew is a partner in the litigation department and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.  He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to that, he received a BA from Western University in 1994.
Matthew practices in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on Employment Law. Matthew acts for both employers and employees on issues ranging from drafting of employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, restrictive covenants and Human Rights matters.
In addition to his Employment Law practice, Matthew also assists with the enforcement of secured and unsecured debts, working with Banks and private lenders to sue on loan defaults, enforce General Security Agreements, as well as all aspects of mortgage enforcement.
Matthew has extensive experience in the adversarial litigation process, including appearances as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, the Commercial List and the Ontario Court of Appeal, as well as several administrative bodies, including the Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Labour.


Employment law suits problem-solver Wise

With a penchant for problem-solving, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise says he knows he found his calling by helping people deal with workplace issues... Read more

Legal review of severance package critical with termination
Employees given a termination letter should always seek legal advice before signing the document... Read more
Ontario plans scrapping minimum wage hike for income tax credit
The election of Doug Ford as Ontario’s new premier will have a direct impact on a large number of employees... Read More

Legal cannabis demands workplace policy updates
Alcohol-use policies will provide a good template for employers who are puzzling over how to treat cannabis use in the workplace once the drug is legalized, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise tells Read More

Terminate sick or pregnant workers at your peril
Firing a worker on a protected leave is an extremely risky proposition, Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew Wise  tells . Wise, a partner ... Read more

Employers must not be penny wise and pound foolish
Consulting a lawyer before you sign an agreement with a contractor could save you time, trouble and, most importantly, money, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise  tells ... Read more

Legal review of severance may result in better package
Terminated employees may be leaving money on the table if they accept a severance package without having it reviewed by counsel, Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew Wise ... Read more

Terminated employees have a duty to mitigate
To secure an enhanced severance package, a terminated employee has to demonstrate they have taken adequate steps to find another job, says Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew ... Read more

Understanding termination and severance packages
Compensation packages are not meant as an entitlement for years of service once a job ends, but rather as financial protection until replacement work can be secured, says ... Read more
Strong termination
Well-crafted termination clauses minimize an employer's exposure to unexpected compensation packages, says Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise, who frequently represents clients in wrongful dismissal complaints... Read More
Employee status should be addressed in business sales
Determining the job status of employees should be high on the priority list for both parties to the sale of a business, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise tells Read More