Zachary Pringle

Tel: 647.725.2605zpringle@babinbessnerspry.comvCard
Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Zach practiced at a regional full service firm where he acted for clients in a wide range of litigation matters involving commercial and shareholder disputes, directors and officers liability, bankruptcy and insolvency, employment law, and real property disputes including commercial leasing, condominium developments, real estate transactions and construction law.

He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various administrative tribunals in Ontario, and acted as counsel at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Zach graduated from Western Law with a concentration in Business Law. While in law school, he worked at Western’s Community Legal Services Clinic, where he co-developed a wills and estates project to provide low-income seniors with access to wills, and presented a series of Public Legal Education workshops in the London, Ontario community.

Prior to law school, he obtained a B.A. (Hons.) from Western University, where he studied Criminology and Psychology. Outside of law, he is a fitness enthusiast, avid podcast listener, and self-proclaimed board game expert.

Publications
  • "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", Investment Executive (with Ellen Bessner), September 18 2020
  • "Ontario Court of Appeal Holds that the Creator of an Exchange-Traded Fund May Owe Duty of Care to Investors", Babin Bessner Spry Blog, July 2 2020.
Representative Work

Zach’s experience includes acting for:

  • An international distributor of high end clothing in respect of its claim for breach of the distribution agreement by the manufacturer.

  • Shareholders of privately held corporations in proxy battles (replacement of the board of directors).

  • The purchasers of a business seeking an interlocutory order preventing the vendors from breaching restrictive covenants (non-solicitation and non-competition).

  • Various debtors, creditors, and trustees in proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

  • Individuals claiming negligence and breach of fiduciary duty by lawyers.

  • A number of employees and employers in wrongful dismissal actions.

  • Individuals involved in alleged breaches of trust.

Affiliations & Education

Professional Affiliations:

  • Law Society of Ontario

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society 

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario, 2017

Education:

  • Western University, J.D. 2016
  • Western University, B.A. (Hons. 2012)

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