Neil is a Partner of Samis+Company. Neil has a general commercial and insurance litigation practice and has handled a broad range of matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, as well as advocating on behalf of his clients in private arbitrations. Neil has acted for clients in partnership and shareholder disputes, as well as breach of contract, estates and construction related matters. Neil also manages a large and diverse subrogation practice and has experience in a range of matters including construction/engineer liability, oil spills, fire and flooding losses, product failures, municipal infrastructure failures, first responder cases and class actions.
Neil also practices injury law. He has represented the interests of a wide range of insurers defending policy-holders and insurers in bodily injury claims as well as defending first-party accident benefits claims. His clients also seek out his advice and representation in priority and loss transfer disputes between insurers.
In addition to practicing law, Neil spent two years in the securities industry working in corporate finance for an investment management/merchant banking firm. In that role, he dealt extensively with the community of investment advisors and financial planners and was involved in issues relating to corporate governance in publicly-listed companies.
Neil graduated from the University of Toronto with his Bachelor of Arts degree in history, received his law degree from the University of British Columbia and his MBA from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.