Jeffery E. Wittmann

Partner

Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Email:jwittmann@wwelaw.ca
Legal Assistant:Chau Dao
chau@wwelaw.ca

Born in Germany and raised in Massachusetts and Ontario, Jeff was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992 and the BC Bar in 1995. Jeff is a seasoned trial lawyer. Jeff has appeared before the BC Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. His litigation practice includes complex commercial litigation, estate matters, entertainment, employment and labour (non-union), copyright and trademark, Internet and high tech law, real estate litigation, product liability and insurance.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright and Trade-marks
  • Entertainment Law
  • Internet and High Tech Law
  • Administrative Law

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