Asif’s practice focuses on commercial, regulatory and administrative disputes and remedies in the education, health and commercial sectors.
Asif routinely assists clients in the areas of contractual disputes, negligence, municipal tax disputes, shareholder disputes, construction liens, commercial tenancy disputes, property damage and environmental claims. He also acts as tribunal counsel and advises institutions on administrative tribunal structure and procedure. Asif remains actively engaged in matters at the Superior Court of Ontario (including appeals), Provincial Offences Court, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Assessment Review Board.
Asif is a graduate of the Michael G. Degroote School of Business at McMaster University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving a B.Comm. (Hons.) degree with a minor in Economics. He subsequently attended the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, where he received his LL.B. and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Asif joined ESB Lawyers LLP in 2013 after having spent the previous six years at another well respected Hamilton-based firm.
Asif is a member of the Hamilton Law Association, the Hamilton Lawyers Club, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, the Canadian Condominium Institute (Golden Horseshoe Chapter) and the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is a Council member representing the Central South Region for the Ontario Bar Association and has been appointed to the OBA Audit Committee. Asif serves on the Board of Directors for Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton.
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