Stefanie Holland

Stefanie Holland
Telephone: 416 860 6467
Fax: 416 640 3204

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Stefanie Holland practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on product liability and franchise law. Stefanie has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Commercial List and Copyright Board of Canada.

Representative examples of Stefanie’s work include:

  • Acting as litigation counsel for various categories of both Canadian and international product manufacturers and distributors, including notably in the auto and drug industries, with respect to product liability claims and recalls
  • Representing franchisors in respect of franchise related litigation and dispute resolution proceedings, involving claims under the Arthur Wishart Act and common law
  • Representing both Canadian and international hotel and restaurant brands with respect to litigation and dispute resolution proceedings
  • Acting as litigation counsel in copyright, trademark, and entertainment law disputes in both Ontario and Federal Courts
  • Representing copyright collectives in tariff enforcement proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada, including appearing as counsel for the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency and CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. in the CSI Online Music Services Tariff proceeding before the Copyright Board of Canada
  • Acting as litigation counsel in insolvency and cross-border corporate restructuring proceedings, including appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Commercial List, as Canadian counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Nortel Networks Inc. and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in the cross-border CCAA/Chapter 11 proceedings
Stefanie is an active member of the Defense Research Institute, Canadian Franchise Association and American Bar Association and has authored numerous articles on both product liability and franchise issues, which have appeared in prominent publications. Stefanie serves as the Chief Editor of the Cassels Brock Franchise e-Communiqué, which follows current trends in franchise law, with a particular focus on issues faced by Ontario franchisors.



University of Ottawa, LL.B., 2009

University of Toronto, B.Mus. (Hons with Distinction), 2006

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - July 2019

Cassels Brock Successful in Upholding Disclosure Exemption on Behalf of Hotel Brand Franchisor

Got Mold? Got No Damages! The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Casts a Critical Eye on a Franchisee’s Rescission Damages Claim

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2019

Clarity for Crabby Joe’s?: The Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in Franchise Dispute

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2019

New Ontario Regulations Give Autonomous Vehicles the Green Light

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2018

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - October 2018

Distributorship or Franchise? The Significance of Control and Assistance in Determining The Application of Franchise Legislation

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - June 2018

Know Your Limitations: The Law Of Misnomer Cannot Save Your Pleading

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Substance Over Form: The Ontario Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Wishart Act Damages

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Sometimes, All You Have To Do Is Care: The Ontario Court of Appeal Considers the Standard of Care in The Context of Contractual Duties and Industry Practice

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2017

Product Liability 101: What You Need To Know

Is Canada Losing Ground In The Autonomous Vehicle Industry?

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events

Stefanie Holland a Guest Arbitrator at the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada

Len Glickman and Stefanie Holland Look at Pathways into Sports Law

Len Glickman, Stefanie Holland, Michael Alvaro and Marco Ciarlariello Arbitrators at the Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada 2018

Stefanie Holland Shares Experiences as a Young Professional at Youth Night 2018

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2010


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Counsel at Law Help Ontario (operated by Pro Bono Law Ontario)


Class Actions
Copyright & Entertainment
Hospitality & Tourism
Intellectual Property
Product Liability