Toronto Internet and Defamation Lawyer



Advice

“I firmly believe any legal advice I give must be realistic and in my client’s best interest.”

Experience

“Sometimes compromise is needed. Sometimes a firm and tough position is required. Knowing when to use either comes with experience.”

Technology

“My fluency in technology has given me an edge in taking care of my clients.”

Cases

“I am drawn to cases where I can help right a wrong, and ones where I can give a strong voice to my client.”


About Gil Zvulony

Toronto Internet & Defamation Lawyer

Gil Zvulony is the founder and director of Zvulony & Co. Mr. Zvulony is a well-known Toronto lawyer.  Some of Gil’s notable work includes, winning a precedent setting judgment of over $200 Million, having a multi-million dollar defamation suit tossed-out of court on technical grounds, and representing a well known diet doctor in a high profile defamation case.

Mr. Zvulony successfully represented Ben Rabidoux, in the Superior Court of Justice and in the  Ontario Court of Appeal, in a precedent setting case that was one of the first to test Ontario’s anti-SLAPP legislation (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) in the courts.

Mr. 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, and in the House of Commons debate on the legislation.

Gil Zvulony is an expert negotiator and mediator. He brings his extensive experience as an internet lawyer to the bargaining table. He has negotiated numerous settlement agreements in complex disputes. Often these cases involve disputes around non-monetary issues, such as the wording of a public statement, or an agreement to stop certain behaviours.

He obtained two certificates in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law for ADR Workshop, & Advanced ADR Workshop.

He speaks English and Hebrew. He sits on the board of directors of a local charitable organization. He obtained his LL.B in 2000 from Osgoode Hall Law School.
עורך דין ונוטריון בטורונטו קנדה – דובר עברית – שומר שבת


Gil Zvulony speaks about privacy breaches in hospitals.

“experienced and very capable counsel”

– presiding judge in defamation trial of Bernstein v. Poon

“superb quality of…oral and written submissions”

-presiding judge in Niu v. Cao, 2020 ONSC 5407 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j9kt8>,


A Lawyer That Understands Technology

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.

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

Defamation Law

Anti SLAPP/Gag Proceedings – Mr. Zvulony was one of the first lawyers in Ontario to successfully have a defamation lawsuit dismissed under Ontario’s anti-gag proceedings legislation (Fortress Real Developments Inc. v. Rabidoux, 2018 ONCA 686 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/htqb7>) and has since been successful in defeating such motions (Niu v. Cao, 2020 ONSC 5407 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/j9kt8>.

Reputation Restoral and Management

Lead trial counsel for the defendant Dr. Poon in Bernstein v. Poon;

Having a multi-million dollar defamation suit tossed-out of court on technical grounds;

Defamatory postings  removed from the internet i.e.) Press Releases, Reviews, Social Media, Video, Images.


Gil Zvulony speaks about online review disputes.


Copyright Law

Rights in a Photograph

Copyright Infringement

Bit Torrent, Streaming, Downloads


Gil Zvulony speaks about rights in a photograph as they are shared through social media.


Privacy Law

Privacy breaches

Cameras

Surveillance

Tracking technologies

Telematics

Hacking


Gil Zvulony speaks about privacy, tracking devices, and Usage Based Auto Insurance


Internet Law

Removal of content from the internet

Licensing and permissions

Domain Name Disputes and Issues

SPAM

Search Engines

Social Media

Security & Hacking


Gil Zvulony speaks about changes to Canadian Spam laws.


Commercial Litigation

Won a precedent setting judgment of over $200 Million US Dollars – (Read Court Judgment may be Largest in Canada for the full story);

Intellectual property infringement;

Software disputes;

Foreign judgment enforcement in Ontario;



Publications



Office

28 Finch Ave West, Suite 208
Toronto, ON, M2N 2G7
Canada