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  • Called to the bar: 1977
  • Bachelor of Administrative Studies, York University (1984)
  • Bachelor of Laws, 1975
  • Honors Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London (1972)

  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Marine Engineering and Shipyard Construction Law
  • Privacy law
  • Public Contract Law – Government Procurement

  • Professional Memberships
  • Solicitor, Law Society Of England & Wales
  • Attorney & Counselor At Law, State
  • Bar Of California - Los Angeles
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Law Society Of Upper Canada

Active volunteer coach for boys hockey and girls soccer of various ages

  • The U.S.A. Patriot Act – Better Be Careful Which Books You Borrow From The Library - MSI Legal & Accounting Network Worldwide Newsletter – August 2005
  • Cybersecurity - It’s Not Just For Companies Anymore: A Glance at Government Liability For Insecure Information Technology - Co Author – July 2005
  • International Transfer of Personal Information Between EU, Canadian, and U.S. Organizations- Co-Author – MSI Legal & Accounting Network Worldwide Newsletter – Fall 2004

  • Ontario Bar Association – 2004
  • Be Prepared: New Privacy Laws Will Apply to Your Business -Author - The Innovator Newsletter (GR) December 2003
  • How To Sell To The Governments Of Mexico, Canada, and The U.S: A Comparative Analysis -Speaker and Author - American Bar Association – 1994
  • North Of The 49Th Parallel – A Primer On Canadian Government ProcurementAuthor – ABA International Procurement Reporter,  1994
  • Public Procurement Issues and Government Administration From The Perspective of a Canadian Defence Contractor -Author, American Bar Association – 1988

  • The Fifth Estate – CBC Television
  • Fronti Nulla Fides: The Amertek
  • Litigation- The Amertek Case
  • Lexpert  Magazine - March 2004 -
  • Ann MacCaulay

  • Pre-Contractual Duties Of
  • Disclosure , Ontario Government – 2006
  • Limitation Of Liability – Drafting
  • Clauses And Other Contractual
  • Issues, Ryerson University – 2006
  • Obtaining Information From The
  • Crown, Seneca College – 2004


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
  • Government Procurement Law -Public Contract Law
  • Bid Bond And Guarantees
  • Bid Protests
  • Breach Of Contract Claims
  • Delay And Disruption Claims
  • Dispute Resolution, Including Litigation And Arbitration
  • Export Regulations
  • Prime Contract Negotiation And Drafting
  • RFP, RFQ, ITB, And Proposal Review
  • Subcontract Negotiation And Drafting
  • Technology Transfer And Licensing
  • Termination Claims
  • US Government Procurement Through The Canadian Commercial Corporation
Marine Engineering and Ship Construction Law   
  • Breach Of Contract Claims
  • Delay And Disruption Claims
  • Dispute Resolution, Including Litigation And Arbitration
  • Prime Contract Negotiation And Drafting
  • Subcontract Negotiation And Drafting
  • Termination Claims