Brendan Monahan

Tel: 416.637.3296bmonahan@babinbessnerspry.comvCard

Brendan Monahan joined Babin Bessner Spry LLP as an Associate in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Brendan practiced at a prominent securities litigation boutique, where he acted for clients in a wide range of litigation matters involving commercial disputes, securities regulatory investigations and prosecutions, corporate law remedies, and class action proceedings.

Brendan has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and the provincial securities commissions in Ontario and British Columbia. He has worked on matters at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Brendan graduated from the combined J.D./M.B.A. program at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. While in law school, Brendan served as president of the J.D./M.B.A. student government. He also helped raise over $125,000 to fund a public interest bursary for Osgoode graduates who article in under-served communities. In 2015, Brendan and a teammate took home the Award for Best Factum amongst all respondent teams, nationwide, at the Harold G. Fox Moot.

Prior to law school, Brendan obtained his B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University, where he studied film and political science. Outside of law, Brendan enjoys travel, music, and trying new restaurants.

Representative Work

Brendan’s experience includes acting for:

  • A major Canadian retailer in a dispute in connection with certain easement agreements granting access over the retailer’s lands.
  • Directors of a closely-held company regarding a claim for an oppression remedy under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • A class of investors in a proposed class action against a multi-national mining company regarding secondary market liability under the Securities Act for alleged misrepresentations in the company’s public disclosure.
  • Various capital market participants in connection with the defence of securities regulatory proceedings.
  • An individual seeking declaratory relief against a former employer in relation to allegations of breach of contract.
  • Various creditors in proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • A Canadian hospitality company in a dispute concerning the validity and effect of certain franchise agreements.
Affiliations & Education

Professional Affiliations:

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario, 2017


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2016
  • Schulich School of Business, M.B.A., 2016
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.), 2012

  • "Supreme Court Stays Claims by Business Customers in Class Proceedings Against TELUS", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, April 30, 2019. 
  • "Ontario Court of Appeal provides further guidance on “valid defence” analysis under anti-SLAPP legislation", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, March 13, 2019. 
  • "Not ‘staying’ a while: Ontario Court of Appeal reviews three-factor test for lifting automatic stay pending disposition of an appeal", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, December 20, 2018.
  • "An Offer You Can’t Refuse: Ontario Court of Appeal Applies Flexible Framework for Enforcement of an Accepted Rule 49 Offer to Settle", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, November 1, 2018.
  • "No 'Sunshine' for Solar Power: Ontario Court of Appeal Narrows Section 4 of the Interest Act in ClearFlow Appeal", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, September 18, 2018.
  • "Feeling ‘Crabby’?: Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Expanded Fact-Finding Powers on Summary Judgment", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, August 14, 2018.
  • “Regulators have plenty of tools at their disposal to police Canada’s capital markets,” op-ed, The Globe and Mail, January 26, 2018.