Zuber & Company LLP in Toronto

Zuber & Company LLP

Widely acclaimed legal team providing results-driven legal counsel across various practices that influence business success. Our steadfast commitment to client satisfaction and service not only defines our purpose but also propels our continuous growth. We foster robust relationships founded on a profound comprehension of each client's requirements, prompt responsiveness, and well-founded advice.

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James Tausendfreund


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Flordeliza Espina
416.362.5005 ext.308

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Andrea Geddes
416.362.5005 ext.294

James Tausendfreund


In his litigation practice, James represents insurers, corporations, and governmental entities, defending tort and insurance claims of all kinds, including motor vehicle accidents, occupiers liability, product liability, and property damage, as well as providing coverage opinions. James has acted as counsel on numerous contested motions, and has appeared as co-counsel in trials and on numerous appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

James graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2008. He was a member of the University of Ottawa team in 2008 that won the Gale Cup national moot court competition. After articling at a national firm, James was called to the bar in June 2009, and joined Zuber & Company in June 2010.

James was born and raised in Belleville, Ontario. When not litigating, he is most likely spending time with his wife and their two rambunctious young girls.

Some of the notable decisions where James appeared as counsel or co-counsel include the following:

  • A-Aaron Protection Services Inc v Northbridge General Insurance Corporation, 2023 CanLII 75274 (ON SC). On behalf of an insurer client, successfully opposed an application seeking a declaration that the opposing party was insured by the client.
  • Moffitt v. TD Canada Trust, 2023 ONCA 349, 483 DLR (4th) 432. Co-counsel on an appeal, in which the court upheld an underlying decision granting summary judgment in favour of our client.
  • Northbridge General Insurance Company v. Aviva Insurance Company, 2021 ONSC 6873 , affirmed 2022 ONCA 519. Obtained an order requiring an opposing insurer to pay half of the defence costs and indemnity incurred on behalf of an insured.
  • Svia v. Northbridge, 2019 ONSC 7459, affirmed 2020 ONCA 684, 7 CCLI (6th) 1. Representing an insurer, successfully defended an application to enforce a default judgment obtained by a plaintiff against an insured.
  • Little v. Floyd Sinton Limited, 2019 ONCA 865 , 149 O.R. (3d) 48. Co-counsel on an appeal representing a defendant school bus company found liable at trial.
  • Van Beek v Wood’s Dairy Source, 2019 ONAFRAAT 14. Successfully defended a farm equipment dealer in an application before the Ontario’s Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal.
  • Chiocchio v. Hamilton (City), 2018 ONCA 762, 143 O.R. (3d) 348.Successfully appealed the trial judge’s finding of liability against the City of Hamilton for “non-repair” of an intersection.
  • Smith v. Safranyos, 2018 ONCA 760, 143 O.R. (3d) 22.Appealed the trial judge’s finding of liability against the City of Hamilton, in another case of alleged “non-repair” of an intersection.
  • Mohamed v. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, 2018 ONSC 494.Successfully opposed a plaintiff’s motion to add two nursing homes as defendants to an action, on the basis that the draft amended claim disclosed no reasonable cause of action.
  • Sickinger v. Krek, 2016 ONCA 459, 132 O.R. (3d) 548; affirming [2015] O.J. No. 4021 and [2015] O.J. No. 4022. In a case arising from an oil spill in 1990, successfully brought a motion to dismiss a Third Party Claim for delay. The motion judge also held that our client had standing to bring the motion even though it was a dissolved corporation. The decisions were upheld by the Court of Appeal.
  • Candito v. Nmezi, 2015 ONCA 793.Motion at the Court of Appeal to extend time for perfecting an appeal. Motion granted with costs.
  • Seif v. Toronto (City), 2015 ONCA 321, 125 O.R. (3d) 481.Acting for a plaintiff in a trip and fall case, successfully appealed a motion judge’s decision to dismiss the action by way of summary judgment.
  • Beck v. Chmara, 2014 ONSC 4874.Obtained judgment on behalf of a plaintiff through a motion to enforce a settlement agreement.
  • Thornhill v. Highland, 2014 ONSC 3018and 2014 ONSC 3877. Co-counsel for the defendant in a bench trial concerning an oil spill at a rural farmhouse. The action against our client was dismissed with costs.
  • MacDonald Estate v. Highland Fuels Dundalk Ltd., 2014 ONCA 67.In an oil spill case, successfully brought a motion to dismiss for delay. Upheld by the Court of Appeal.
  • Bhattacherjee v. Marianayagam, 2013 ONSC 40.Granted summary judgment on behalf of a defendant in a motor vehicle accident case.
  • Higgins v. Barrie (City), 2011 ONSC 2233.In a slip and fall case, successfully opposed the plaintiff’s motion to add our client as a defendant, on the basis that the limitation period had expired.