Alan Dryer was called to the bar of Ontario in 1987, and has practiced Civil Litigation law in Toronto in the fields of Real Estate and Commercial Litigation since that time. Alan earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1985, where he was awarded the Borden & Elliott Prize, the Canada Law Book Prize, the Michael John Eccles Prize, the Cary S. Stern Prize and Honours List standing.
After articling with Lang Michener in 1985/86, Alan practiced with Diamond Fairbairn, until 1994, when he began his present association with Sherman Brown.
Alan practices in all levels of the courts in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He also appears before various Administrative Boards and Tribunals. He is also experienced with various Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.
Alan acts for a broad range of corporate and individual clients, and as counsel to various lawyers and other professionals in fields related to his practice.
Alan practices Civil Litigation Law in the following fields:
• Real Estate Litigation
• Real Property Boundary disputes including Neighbour Disputes, Easements, Proscriptive
Easements, Rights-of-Way and Adverse Possession and Cottage Properties
• Real Estate Transactional Disputes
• Real Estate Agency Disputes
• Real Estate Co-Ownership Disputes including Partition
• Construction Disputes and Liens
• Commercial Lease Disputes
• Representation of New Home Builders
• Mortgage litigation including Enforcement and Improvident Sale
• Certificates of Pending Litigation
• Estate and Trust Litigation
• Court Matters related to Municipal Law, Land Development and Land Ownership including Legal
Non-Conforming Uses and Permits
• Corporate and Commercial Litigation including Contract and Business Disputes, Corporate and
• Provincial Regulatory Offences
• Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
• Claims for Breach of Duty of Good Faith
• Claims for Civil Fraud including Fraudulent Conveyances and Preferences
• Claims for Professional Negligence
• Alternative dispute Resolution including Arbitration and Mediation
• Proceedings before Administrative Tribunals
• Professional Discipline Proceedings and Licensing Disputes
• Appeals including Court of Appeal and Divisional Court
Alan and hislitigation team practise under Alan B. Dryer Professional Corporation.