Jeffery E. Wittmann

Partner

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Email:jwittmann@wwrlaw.ca
Legal Assistant:Lucy Shi
lucy@wwrlaw.ca

Born in Germany and raised in Massachusetts and Ontario, Jeffery was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992 and the BC Bar in 1995. Jeffery is a seasoned trial lawyer. Jeffery has appeared before the BC Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Among other areas, his litigation practice specializes in employment law (wrongful dismissal), in addition to complex commercial litigation, estate matters, entertainment, strata property law, internet and high tech law, real estate litigation, product liability and insurance.

In his spare time, Jeffery is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law (wrongful dismissal)
  • Creditor’s Remedies
  • Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Strata Property Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Internet and High Tech Law
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1992
  • British Columbia, 1995

Education

  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    • L.LB. (Cum Laude)
    • Law Review: Ottawa Law Review, Book Reviews Editor
    • Law Review: Ottawa Law Review, General Editor
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • B.A. (Hons.)
    • Honours: With Distinction
    • Major: Medical Anthropology
    • Major: Italian Language and Literature

Published Works

  • “Everything Producers Want to Know about Distribution Agreements and Are Afraid to Ask”, Reel West Magazine, January/February, 2001
  • “Actors’ Issues Should be Producer’s Priority”, Reel West Magazine, April/May, 2001
  • “Employing Minors in the Film and Television Industry – Part I”, Reel West Magazine, August/ September, 2000
  • “Employing Minors in the Film and Television Industry – Part II “, Reel West Magazine, October/November, 2000

Classes/Seminars

  • Expert Advisor, Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, 2009
  • “Internet Law: the Enforceability of Online Contracts”, Seminar to business audience presented by the Federated Press, 2009
  • “Internet Copyright Infringement Case Study”, CBA Student Outreach Program Seminar Presented to Vancouver Technical High School Law Class, 2009
  • “Click Wrap Agreements”, Negotiating Major Business Agreements, Seminar to the Intellectual Property Group of the Federated Press, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc., In-House Counsel
  • Business & Legal Affairs, Director
  • Studio B Productions Inc.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Assessed on a Case-by-Case Basis

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Italian