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John F. Collins practices corporate-commercial, business, intellectual property, litigation management, and public contract law. John was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977, to the State Bar of California in 1985, and as a Solicitor in England & Wales in 1990.
He graduated from the University Of Windsor Law School in 1975 and in 1990 received a business degree from York University. John has represented clients in diverse engineering, manufacturing, and service industry segments, including clients in the material science, electronics, defence, aerospace, industrial automation, software, and apparel industries.
From 1980 to 1991, John practiced in-house with the Corporate Law Department of Litton Industries Inc., a Fortune 100 corporation. Located in Toronto and reporting to Litton’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, John established Litton’s law department in Canada. As Vice President And Division Counsel, he provided all legal advice and managed all legal affairs related to over $5 billion in international sales made by Litton Systems Canada Limited, a large Toronto company engaged in the design and manufacture of aircraft and missile guidance systems, airborne displays, airborne radar, combat systems, and naval defence systems.
While with Litton, John negotiated some of the largest defence contracts ever awarded by the Canadian and U.S. Governments, including contracts related to the F-18/CF-18 Hornet Programs, U.S Cruise Missile Program, Tribal Class Ship Update And Modernization Program, and Low Level Air Defence Program.
In 1991, John moved to San Diego, California to practice in-house with Science Applications International Corporation, a Fortune 500 scientific, defense, environmental, and computer science corporation. While with SAIC, John practiced in the fields of international corporate-commercial, information technology, and health care law.
In 1993, John returned to Toronto and joined Gardiner Roberts LLP, a mid sized, Bay Street, law firm where he practiced for thirteen years. During this time, John practiced corporate-commercial, business, intellectual property, information technology, litigation management, and public contract law.
Other Practice Areas
Marine Engineering and Ship Construction Law