I am thrilled to be a member of the McMillan team and contribute as an articling student.

While earning my degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, I developed a passion for legal study and greatly enjoyed participating in a diverse community that shares this passion. I volunteered at the Tenant Duty Council Assistant Project, which provides free legal advice to tenants, and was an associate editor for the University of Toronto Law Review, the school’s primary student legal journal. I also participated in the exchange program, through which I spent a semester studying at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (“CTLS“) in London, England. At CTLS, I was exposed to law professors and students from around the world, which broadened my appreciation of legal pluralism and highlighted the benefits of approaching legal issues from the perspective of various cultures.

Prior to law school, I completed a bachelor of commerce degree at Queen’s University, following which I worked for a year at Westcourt Capital Corporation, a boutique firm specializing in alternative investments. At Westcourt, I was exposed to many innovative investment fund strategies in areas such as real estate, private equity, private debt and commodities.

Outside of work, I like to spend my time golfing, reading fiction and poetry, and cheering on the Raptors and Blue Jays.

Insights by Zachary Janes (3 Posts)

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Budget 2021: CRA to be Granted the Authority to Compel Oral Responses

Budget 2021 proposes to grant the Canada Revenue Agency the authority to demand oral responses in the course
of an audit.

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Apr 23, 2021
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Cyber Justice: Ontario Court Recognizes New Tort of Internet Harassment

The Superior Court of Justice has recognized a new tort of internet harassment, indicating willingness to fashion new causes of action to address online abuse.

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On Second Thought: Ontario Court Dismisses Secondary Market Securities Class Action on Summary Judgment

Part XXIII.1 of Ontario’s Securities Act creates a statutory cause of action for investors who suffer losses in the secondary market.

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