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Kyle J. Peterson

Kyle J. Peterson

Kyle J. Peterson

Kyle's commercial litigation and advocacy practice offers particular expertise in securities, insurance, shareholder, construction and employment disputes. A fierce advocate for clients, Kyle has a proven ability to approach client issues in a strategic manner, always balancing their business and commercial interests with their legal rights. Kyle's clients benefit from his experience in business and politics, and appreciate his common sense and results-driven style.


  • Appears before all levels of Court and Administrative Tribunals.
  • Acts for all market participants interacting with the OSC, IIROC and the MFDA, including Exempt Market and Private Capital Dealers.
  • Acts for both insured and insurers in insurance coverage disputes, including Financial Institution Bonds and Professional Liability policies.
  • Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in professional negligence/misconduct claims.
  • Acts for financial services professionals and their firms in matters involving negligence and/or misconduct.
  • Acts for Administrative Services Providers, employers and long-term disability insurers in denial of benefits claims.
  • Acts for contractors and construction companies in construction disputes.
  • Acts for shareholders in corporate disputes.
  • Acts for landowners in property disputes.
  • Acts for both employers and employees in employment law disputes.
  • Acts for lenders and other parties in insolvency and restructuring matters
  • Served as Director of Corporate Projects at Magna International Inc., where he advised on a broad range of both business and legal matters.
  • Active politically for three decades, he has advised clients on their ongoing relationship with all levels of government, and further advises clients on compliance of their government relations activities.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defence
  • Securities Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law

Other Practice Areas

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  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Fraud, Misrepresentations, Deceit
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance Litigation, including surety, fidelity, dishonesty bonds and professional/liability defence
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Libel, Slander and Passing Off Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Partnership Litigation
  • Professional Discipline Law
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Professional Regulation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Tribunal Hearings
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • Partner, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, 2013 - present
  • Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, 2015-2019
  • Associate, Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, 2011-2012
  • Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2009-2011
  • Director - Corporate Projects, Magna International Inc., 2007-2009
  • Associate, Affleck Greene Orr LLP, 2005-2007
  • Called to the Bar, Ontario, 2005
  • Articles, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, 2004-2005


  • M.B.A., Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto, 2014
  • J.D., Dalhousie University, 2004
  • M.A., University of Toronto, 1999
  • B.A., The University of Western Ontario, 1994

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations
  • Member of the Advocates’ Society


  • Chair, Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team