Pavle Masic


A lawyer of rare ability and even rarer humility, Pavle lends his special expertise to commercial litigation with a particular focus on the delicate business of bankruptcy and insolvency. With a doggedness that intimidates even us, he has mastered the ability to work on trains, go without sleep for days, and unravel complex multijurisdictional problems the way savants solve Rubik’s Cubes. Some days, you might find him doing battle in a dispute between a trustee and receiver. Other days, he might be untangling the intricacies of investor fraud cases. Most of the time, he can be found helping struggling companies as they deal with the barbarians at the gate. Behind the scenes, Pavle moonlights as a super dad who dances with his daughter every night, a board game fiend who thrives on competition, and a film fanatic who painstakingly catalogues every flick he sees. Perhaps his passionate commitment to everything he does can best be summed up with a quote from his favourite movie, Dr. Strangelove: “I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a countin’ on ya, and by golly we ain’t about to let ’em down.”


  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Jurisdiction and forum disputes
  • Representative Counsel
  • Commercial litigation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Fraud litigation

Representative Cases

  • Perlmutter v. Smith, 2020 ONSC 2679, aff’d 151 O.R. 3d 185 (C.A.) – enforced Letter of Request in vigorously contested application involving complex legal issues including constitutional law considerations
  • Smith v. GCAT Group Inc. [2020] O.J. No. 1179 (CanLII) – secured dismissal of Plaintiff action for failure to comply with court-ordered inspection of property, after obtaining two full indemnity costs awards against Plaintiff for same conduct
  • Ontario Securities Commission v. Paramount Financial Investment Corporation – acted as representative counsel for investor group in a complex receivership from April 2018 to March 2020
  • Parque Industrial Avante Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. v. 1147048 Ontario Ltd., 134 O.R. (3d) 71, aff’d 2017 ONCA 311 (CanLII) – successfully argued that Ontario had jurisdiction simpliciter and was forum conveniens in a complex dispute between Ontario and Mexico based corporations arising over the closure of a Mexico-based manufacturing operation
  • Impact Tool & Mould Inc. (Interim Receiver of) v. Impact Tool & Mould Inc. (Trustee of) [2016] O.J. No. 18, aff’d 2016 ONCA 748 (CanLII) – resisted summary judgment motion in complex and longstanding dispute between court officers
  • Redstone Investment Corporation (Re),, 2016 ONSC 4453 – acted as representative counsel for investors in a dispute concerning substantive consolidation of three separate corporate entities


  • B. Com (With distinction), McMaster University DeGroote School of Business (2008)
  • J.D., University of Toronto (2011)
  • Call to the Bar: 2012 (Ontario)




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