• John Leslie
  • John Leslie

John Leslie

John Leslie, Dickinson Wright LLP, Partner


Dickinson Wright LLP

John Leslie is a lawyer in the Toronto and Windsor offices of Dickinson Wright LLP. Dickinson Wright is a leading law firm that provides full legal services on each side of the Canada-US border, with over 360 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Saginaw, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has nearly 40 lawyers in Toronto and Windsor, Ontario..

John represents debtors, financial institutions, receivers, trustees, customers, suppliers and other creditors and stakeholders in major insolvency and restructuring proceedings. Over the past several years he has been extensively involved in a number of auto industry-related insolvency cases in the United States and Canada. John also has extensive experience in a variety of litigation matters relating to insolvency, bankruptcy, commercial fraud and general commercial and priority disputes, including those arising from equipment and inventory financing. He advises on cross-border issues as they relate to the protection and realization of assets. John’s focus is on counseling inbound Canadian investment and businesses seeking to establish operations in Canada.

John has been an instructor for the business law and insolvency sections of the Ontario Bar admission courses and has conducted many seminars on bankruptcy law, litigation, security enforcement and other insolvency matters for various professional organizations.

John is a Past Board Member of Regional Children’s Centre, Hospice of Windsor, and Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

John received both his LL.B. degree from University of Windsor Law School and his B.A. degree from University of Windsor.

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Sue or be sued: Beware the litigious USA