Stephen J. Shamie

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Managing Partner, Toronto

stephen-shamie@hicksmorley.com
Direct: 416.864.7304
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 1988

Biography

Stephen Shamie is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He has over 25 years of experience advising and representing public and private sector employers on a wide variety of matters relating to human resources law.

Stephen’s practice emphasizes the negotiation of collective agreements and the defence of employers in arbitration cases, human rights hearings, labour board proceedings and before the courts. He regularly negotiates collective agreements in the hospitality, media, sports and industrial sectors. Stephen has acted as lead employment and labour counsel on many different corporate transactions and has been retained on numerous occasions by both corporations and other law firms.

Stephen is the firm’s Managing Partner and has been in that role since 2003.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers® in Canada (2007–2017)
‘2016 Lawyer of the Year’ - Labour and Employment Law – Toronto

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2005-2017)
Labour and Employment Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada (2013-2016)
Management Labour & Employment

Chambers Canada (2016-2017)
‘Leading Practitioner’ - Band 1 - Employment & Labour

Legal 500 Canada (2015-2017)
‘Leading Practitioner’ - Labour and Employment Law

Chambers Global (2008-2017)
‘Notable Practitioner' - Band 1 - Employment Law, Labour

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2015-2016)
‘Most Frequently Recommended’ - Employment Law, Labour Relations

The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers (2013-2016)
Management Labour & Employment

Memberships & Affiliations

Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Dean’s Council – Member

30% Club Canada – Member

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member

Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workforce – Member of the Advisory Committee

H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd. – Member, Board of Directors

CBA Law Firm Leadership Conference  – Co-Chair (2014, 2016), Organizing Committee Member (2013, 2105)

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law Section)

Education

Queen’s University, LL.B

McGill University, M.B.A.

University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons.)