• Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1988
  • Registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent
  • Chartered Arbitrator
  • Chartered Mediator
  • Recognized as one of Canada’s leading IT Lawyers by Lexpert®, Canadian Legal Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, and Who’s Who Legal Canada.
Michael Erdle is a founding member of the firm. Effective January 1, 2017, he has retired to pursue his passion of alternative dispute resolution, and can be found online at Practical Resolutions

Practice Areas

Michael practices primarily in the areas of information technology and electronic commerce law. Michael’s areas of expertise include internet and e-commerce; electronic publishing; privacy; patent, trade-mark and copyright protection of information technology; technology development and licensing; technology transfers; joint ventures; private-public sector partnerships; financing of technology and technology ventures; outsourcing; and the mediation and arbitration of technology and intellectual property disputes.

Professional Affiliations

  • ADR Institute of Ontario, Director and Co-chair of the ADRIO Technology and Intellectual Property Section
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Founding Member of the Information Technology and E-Commerce Section
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Past President
  • Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), Member
  • International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Member
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES), Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG), Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), Member


April 29, 2015

A number of the IT partners attended the annual ITechLaw conference in San Diego, meeting new members and connecting with colleagues from around the world, and staying on top of world wide trends in technology law.