Bernie Romano, B.Sc., LL.B.

Bernie Romano began his practice in 1993. Over the years, he has conducted numerous trials at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and numerous appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Bernie Romano was successful counsel on numerous decisions which were reported in often-cited publications like the Ontario Reports and the Dominion Law Reports. Some of Bernie Romano’s decisions are regularly cited as legal precedent and are leading cases in their fields.*

Rather than focusing on his achievements in Court, Bernie Romano takes pride in his negotiation skills which often result in favourable settlements. A fair and reasonable settlement avoids the stress, uncertainty, and high cost of taking a civil litigation dispute from inception to trial, appeal, and enforcement. That fact is never forgotten at the Romano Law Office.

Litigation areas which remain at the heart of Bernie Romano's practice include estate litigation, wrongful dismissal (representing both employers and employees), construction disputes (lien actions, trust actions, and contract disputes), personal injury, partnership disputes, business disputes, real estate litigation (including disputes with municipalities), and collection actions.

Bernie Romano is also proud to represent a number of non-profit organizations with their litigation and self-governance issues.

If you have a civil litigation matter that requires consultation with an experienced professional, contact Bernie Romano today.

Some Notable Cases

*Toro Aluminum Ltd. v. Revah: Mr. Romano successfully represented the plaintiff in obtaining judgment in the first case in Ontario which determined that a judgment obtained for breach of trust pursuant to a breach of trust claim brought under the Construction Lien Act (now Construction Act) of Ontario could still be enforced even though the defendant/judgment debtor made an assignment into and was discharged from bankruptcy.

*859687 Ontario Ltd. (cob Atlantic International Equipment Sales) v. Starmark Property Management Ltd.: The Atlantic v. Starmark decision, reported in the Dominion Law Reports, is considered one of the leading cases in determining the competing rights of a commercial landlord and a secured creditor with respect to a trade fixture. Mr. Romano successfully represented the interests of the secured creditor over the landlord’s claim.

*Prinzo v. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care: Also reported in the Dominion Law Reports, Mr. Romano represented Ms. Prinzo in her wrongful dismissal claim. The Prinzo decision was the first case in Ontario where damages were awarded to a wrongfully terminated employee as an independent tort for intentional infliction of mental suffering. Prinzo is a landmark decision taught at every law school in Canada due to its importance in both Tort and Employment Law.