With his diverse background, Akiva always approaches clients’ problems from a multi-disciplinary lens.
Akiva Stern is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto.
Akiva maintains a broad litigation practice with an emphasis on corporate commercial litigation, competition litigation, class actions, insurance litigation, and professional negligence. Akiva has represented individuals, corporations and leading financial institutions in complex, high-stake disputes. Akiva has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Toronto Commercial List, and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.
Recently, Akiva has authored the following publications:
- A Stern, Moot: How to Win in Fake Court and Other Valuable Lessons in Legal Rhetoric, 1st ed (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2020)
- Stern, Akiva, “Exploring the Relationship Between Executive Compensation and Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions” (2018). Major Papers, Scholarship at UWindsor
During his time in the JD/MBA program, Akiva was highly involved in both the business and law faculties. At the Faculty of Law, Akiva experienced success in several mooting competitions, including: Third Place at the Canada-United States Law Institute Business-Law Case Competition, and was selected as a Finalist and Top Oralist in the 2016 Zuber Moot Competition. At the business faculty, Akiva assisted in the creation and management of the first student-run investment fund, holding the inaugural position of Managing Director for two years. Akiva was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Leadership 2017, as well as the Dr. John Whiteside Prize in Professional Ethics and Conduct in 2018.
Akiva is one of the founding ambassadors for the Capitalize for Kids Student Investors Challenge, which seeks to promote financial literacy and raise money for mental health initiatives in Toronto. He also served as a lecturer for the Master of Engineering Management Program at the University of Windsor and the Continuing Education program at St. Clair College on the topics of Business and Negotiations.
Akiva obtained his Bachelor of Human Resource Management (Honours) from York University as well as a Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources from the University of Toronto. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor in 2018.
Akiva was called to the Ontario bar in 2019. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.