Joseph Hamaliuk is an associate in the Litigation Group at Cassels. Joseph has a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice and offers experience in a variety of areas including franchise disputes, corporate and commercial disputes, securities and regulatory proceedings and employment disputes. His franchise experience includes advising franchisors in complex multi-party arbitration proceedings. His experience with corporate and securities litigation includes advising clients with respect to oppression and derivative action proceedings, secondary market misrepresentation claims, claims relating to alleged breaches of directors’ and officers’ duties and other corporate and shareholder disputes. He also has broad experience advising employers with respect to disputes involving wrongful dismissal, the preservation of confidential information and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
Joseph is called to the bar in Ontario and is eligible to be called to the bar In Alberta (application pending). He has represented clients before both administrative tribunals and courts in both Alberta and Ontario, including the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Joseph received his J.D. from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for highest standing in constitutional law. During law school, he spent a semester studying international business law at Université Jean Moulin III in Lyon, France, focusing on international dispute resolution. He represented Queen’s University at the 2017 Corporate and Securities Law Moot, where he was recognized as a Top Oralist, and went on to coach the Queen’s University team in 2018. He also worked as a tutor for the Queen’s Law Equity Program, providing academic and career advice to first year law students.
Before joining Cassels as an associate, Joseph summered and articled with the firm in the Toronto office and returned as an associate for a number of years before relocating to his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. Prior to attending law school, Joseph obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian History from the University of Calgary, where he graduated with distinction.