John F. Collins practices corporate-commercial, business, employment, intellectual property, privacy, and government contracts law. John is a business orientated lawyer who represents clients in diverse engineering, manufacturing, and service industry segments.
John was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977, to the State Bar of California in 1985, and as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1990. He has both a business and law degree.
From 1980 to 1991, John was Vice President And Division Counsel to Litton Systems Canada Limited, a Toronto based aerospace, electronics, and combat systems company. Reporting to Litton’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, John managed all legal affairs associated with over $5 billion in domestic and international sales. While with Litton, John negotiated some of the largest defence contracts ever awarded by the Canadian and U.S. Governments.
In 1991, John moved to San Diego, California to practice in-house with Science Applications International Corporation, a Fortune 500 scientific, defense, and computer science corporation.
In 1993, John returned to Toronto and joined a mid-sized Bay Street law firm where he practiced corporate-commercial, business, employment, intellectual property, privacy, and government contracts law for thirteen years.
From 1996 through 2003, John acted as co-leader of a team which obtained the largest judgment ever awarded against the Canadian Government related to a public contract.
In 2006, John joined our firm where he continues to practice.
John has lectured and presented papers to the American Bar Association. He has appeared on the CBC’s “The Fifth Estate” television show, as well as on CBC’s “The National”, regarding the Amertek v. Canadian Commercial Corporation public contract litigation. He was also interviewed and appeared in Lexpert Magazine’s March 2004 article on the Amertek case entitled: “Fronti Nulla Fides: The Amertek Litigation”.
John has had a life-long interest in aviation. In his spare time, John is an avid golfer. He is a member of the Boulevard Club