Chartered Mediator (C.Med.)
Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb.)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Michael Erdle is one of Canada’s most experienced and qualified commercial dispute resolution professionals specializing in technology, intellectual property and partnership disputes.
He has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, with a focus on technology and intellectual property. He also has expertise in franchising, licensing, product development and distribution, joint ventures, venture capital, project financing, and professional partnership and shareholder disputes.
Michael was managing partner of the Toronto law firm Deeth Williams Wall for 10 years. In that role, he facilitated the negotiation of the many issues that arise in a busy, growing professional practice.
Since 2005, Michael has successfully mediated resolution of disputes involving:
- trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets
- website development and implementation
- software development and implementation
- technology licensing
- shareholder, partnership and joint venture issues
He has acted as sole arbitrator in cases involving:
- ownership of intellectual property
- software licensing
- system implementation
- motion picture distribution
- other commercial and contract issues
Michael has acted as an interim arbitrator, to determine a request for “Urgent Interim Measures” under the ADRIC Arbitration Rules.
In addition, Michael has acted as mediator/arbitrator in several disputes which were successfully resolved at the mediation stage.
- Best Lawyers in Canada® – Alternative Dispute Resolution, Information Technology Law, Technology Law
- Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory – Leading Practitioner, Computer & IT Law
- Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading Lawyers in Canada – Technology Transactions
- IAM 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers
- Who’s Who Legal Canada – Internet & E-Commerce
- The International Who’s Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers
Michael has also served on the board of the ADR Institute of Canada and the ADR Institute of Ontario. He is a past-president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and a former director of the Canadian IT Law Association and the Toronto Computer Law Group.
He teaches “Powerful Negotiation Skills” at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.