Susan Friedman is a senior litigation lawyer in the Toronto office. She joined the firm as a partner in 1999.

Susan has successfully developed and maintained a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice before the courts and regulatory tribunals.

She has extensive experience as trial and appellate counsel in the areas of class actions, competition law, bankruptcy and insolvency, shareholder and partnership relations, product distribution and franchising, banking, and commercial real estate leasing.

She has published and presented papers in the areas of litigation practice, bankruptcy and franchising.

She is an associate member of the American Bar Association and a member of the ABA’s Forum on Franchising, The Advocates Society, the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. She has been named a Legal Eagle by the Franchise Times each year since 2012.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Susan was a successful professional actress. She performed in dramatic and comedic roles in Canadian and U.S. stage, radio, television and motion picture productions.

She has maintained her interest in and support for the dramatic arts and from 2005 to 2014 served as a director of Opera Atelier, an opera company specializing in the production of opera, ballet and drama from the 17th and 18th centuries. She is currently a “Top Woman”, a supporter of Soulpepper Theatre.