Gil Zvulony Internet Lawyer & Defamation Lawyer

Gil-Zvulony 

I always try to give my clients advice that is first and foremost practical.  If my advice is not applicable to their unique situation then I have not done my job.

Gil Zvulony

416-483-3500 x 703

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About Gil Zvulony, Internet Lawyer

Gil Zvulony is the founder and director of Zvulony & Company P.C. Mr. Zvulony is a well-known Toronto internet lawyer. He advocates and assists businesses and individuals in internet, defamation, reputation, media, copyright, commercial, and international law matters.  Some of Gil’s notable work includes, winning a precedent setting judgment of over $200 Million and having a multi-million dollar defamation suit tossed-out of court on technical grounds.

He has given lectures to other lawyers on several topics including an annual lecture to the legal community on how to leverage the use of technology to improve client communication and service.

A Lawyer That Understands Technology

Gil Zvulony on City NewsMr. Zvulony is the “go to” guy when it comes to technology and the law.  He has given his expert opinion in the media on numerous occasions.  His expert opinion on proposed Cyber-bullying legislation was even cited by Canada’s Justice Minister.

Mr. Zvulony’s clients typically have issues that are complicated by internet activities and multi-jurisdictional parties.  He has assisted clients, including other lawyers, in navigating the minefield of internet law.  He understands the latest technologies and business models.  He has extensive experience, in public relations, search engines and social media and how they can impact on a business and reputation. Clients clearly benefit from this fluency.  He is able to focus on their legal issues, without having to waste time and money to “get up to speed” on the technology and the rapidly evolving area of the law.

Experienced Commercial Debt Collection Litigation

He also has experience in complex commercial and collection disputes.  He has assisted countless creditors recover commercial debts owed to them. He is insured and licenced to give legal advice with respect to the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada. He speaks English and Hebrew. He sits on the board of directors of a local charitable organization.

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Internet Law

Libel and Slander Law/ Online Reputation Management Law

  • Defended a prominent diet doctor in a long defamation trial.
    Gil Zvulony on the National
  • Removal of Police Press Releases from Police force websites
  • Successfully defended a defamation case by convincing a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to throw out the case for being fundamentally defective.  To learn more click Defamation Case Dismissed.
  • Has successfully removed defamatory postings  against several Toronto lawyers being defamed on the internet
  • Has successfully removed defamatory postings against various Toronto business people falsely accused of being  “scams” and “frauds”
  • Has successfully removed defamatory reviews against various Toronto restaurants, spas, and hotels
  • Successfully defended and favourably resolved a high profile lawsuit about a environmental activist who was sued for over two million dollars for defamation on the internet
  • Achieved favourable settlements for various bloggers, reviewers, and webmasters that were sued for defamation
  • Has successfully removed defamatory search results and auto completed for a high profile Toronto politician
  • Has advised several authors  whether their works contravened libel and slander law,
  • Has advised a city counselor candidate on legality of campaign material
  • Removal of photos from The Dirty
  • Removal of photos and defamatory statements from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Copyright Law

  • Represented a photographer whose copyright in images was infringed by a high profile media company.  Mr. Zvulony obtained a settlement of approximately $10,000 per photograph infringed against the media company
  • Effectively represented an author accused of plagiarism in settlement negotiations with several publishers throughout North America
  • Counseled various web-based enterprises on how to minimize their legal liability for copyright violations
  • Secured several beneficial out of court settlements for webmasters accused of copying  copyrighted materials

Trade-mark and Domain Name Law

  • Favourably settled trade-mark disputes on behalf of various webmasters with respect to the sale of pirated goods on the internet
  • Recovered thousands of dollars for several U.S. based software companies against software pirates throughout Canada
  • Recovered domain names from cyber squatters for trade-mark holders in Canada
  • Acted on the purchase and sale of various domain names
  • Obtained $5000 for a cybers-quatter for the sale of a domain name

Advice and Due Diligence

  • Advised a top tier web content provider with respect to a content delivery deal with AOL
  • Buying and Selling of several web businesses
  • Drafted software licence agreements for various technology corporations
  • Advised various law firms and lawyers on internet defamation issues.
  • Has audited hundreds of websites for compliance with various laws applying to the internet such as: gaming laws, competition law, pyramid marketing, copyright law, private international law, obscenity laws, advertising laws, criminal laws, human rights laws, trade-mark laws, and contractual obligations.

Commercial Litigation

  • largest-judgmentWon a precedent setting judgment against a former executive on behalf of a group of investors.  The Ontario judgment of over $200 Million US is believed to be the largest court award in Canadian history.  Read: Court Judgment may be Largest in Canada for the full story.  The defendant in that case appealed the judgment to a panel of three judges in the Ontario Court of Appeal.  Mr. Zvulony also successfully defended the plaintiffs in the Appeal.  The Ontario Court of Appeal endorsed the lower court’s ruling.
  • Counsel for several US plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits about the enforcement of US judgments in Ontario
  • Secured a beneficial out of court settlement for an Ontario technology corporation sued in the USA and Ontario for breach of contract
  • Counsel for a mid-size international software company in the litigation and collection of its accounts receivables for IT consulting work in Ontario
  • Counsel for several Toronto law firms in collecting their unpaid fees
  • Set aside a default judgment and obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit against client for an unpaid loan
  • Recovered lots of money for many satisfied clients!

Media Appearances and Speaking Engagements

Mr. Zvulony regularly appears on television, radio and print, to comment on legal issues concerning technology and the internet. Some media and speaking appearances:

Get Customized Legal Advice from Gil Zvulony

If you would like to consult Mr. Zvulony then feel free to fill out and submit the form below. ask a lawyerYou may also call our Toronto office to make an appointment at 416.483.3500 or 1.888.691.8114. Mr. Zvulony offers a discounted rate of $99 (plus tax) for the first thirty minutes of consultation.   In your consultation, Gil Zvulony will:

  • Listen attentively to your questions, concerns, and goals
  • Ask you questions that are relevant to your case and goals,
  • Analyze your case,
  • Advise you on the likelihood of achieving your goals,
  • Advise you on possible strategies for achieving your goals,

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