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Eric Gossin

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Eric is a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator with Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP, as well as its managing partner. Eric was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977. He has incorporated a broad range of experiences into his practice, including Corporate and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and AdministrationFamily Law and Real Estate. This leads to his serving clients and providing advice in all aspects of their lives. The broad spectrum of his experience assists him in his mediation practice as well. Both as a mediator, chosen by counsel to assist in dispute resolution, and as a negotiator involved in resolving family and business disputes, he brings to the table a general understanding of the multidimensional aspect of a client’s personal and business needs

His negotiation skills and many years of completing complex transactions are value added services, which only a broad experience can provide. As a partner in the firm of Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP, Eric has situated himself within the legal community to meet the varying needs of clients.


Updated qualifications  –  Professional Development courses/seminars
Certificate  –  Domestic Violence (2011)
Certificate program  –  Advanced A.D.R. – University of Windsor (1995)
ADR training with Dr. Howard Irving
Certificate program  –  A.D.R. – University of Windsor (1995)
Call to Bar, Province of Ontario  –  1977
Bachelor of Laws ( L.L.B.)  –  Queen’s University
Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.)  –  Queen’s University
Bachelor of Science ( B.Sc.)  –  University of Guelph

Mediation and Related Experience

Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators

Mediation of family law and commercial matters – private retainers since 1994
Former Roster Mediator  –  Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program
Business, family and estate conflict resolutions (e.g. family meetings, partnership dispute interventions)
Private Arbitrations including use of mediation/arbitration model
Guest seminar leader  –  mediation seminar, University of Toronto, School of Social Work
Former Member  –  panel of mediators for Fee Dispute Resolution, Canadian Bar Association
Member  –  Ontario Bar Association  –  A.D.R. section executive
Member  –  Ontario Bar Association  –  Family Law section

Other Experience

Past President and member of Board of Governors, Adath Israel Congregation.
Past President  –  Canadian Council of Conservative Synagogues.
Member  –  volunteer organizations as director and committee member
Participant in providing pro bono services to community
Participant as moot court judge at Osgoode Hall Law School.

In the News

Mental illness a unique challenge for mediation process – AdvocateDaily

Mediators need to become more aware of mental health issues so they can respond appropriately — and effectively help parties settle their disputes… Read more


Mediation enables ‘creative’ conflict resolution – AdvocateDaily

Legal dispute mediation begins with the premise that all conflicts can be resolved without resorting to costly court actions, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells… Read more


Wide legal interests boost Gossin’s mediation practice – AdvocateDaily

In the mid-1990s, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin was looking for a change. He co-founded his own small firm, almost two decades after his call to the bar in 1977, and was also interested in adding a new service to the practice… Read more.


Neuroscience knowledge boosts settlement chances – AdvocateDaily

All parties involved in alternative dispute resolution can benefit from understanding what is going on in the brain during settlement talks, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells… Read more


Getting to the heart of the matter in commercial mediations – AdvocateDaily

There’s much more to a commercial dispute than the legal issues, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells … Read more


 Mediate early in commercial disputes – AdvocateDaily

Companies involved in a commercial dispute should make mediation their first step after they hire a lawyer, says Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin… Read more


Lawyers favour mediation over litigation: report – Law Times

The preference for mediation is partly because couples control the process in mediation, says Eric Gossin, managing partner at Stancer Gossin Rose LLP in Toronto… Read more


Mediation suitable for some, not all family law disputes – AdvocateDaily

One of the reasons more couples are opting to settle disputes through mediation is that it allows them better control over the process, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells Law Times.Read more


Litigation bar ‘slow to understand’ the nature of mediation – AdvocateDaily

It is more important for a mediator to be skilled in the resolution process — where the attributes of patience, understanding, critical thinking and emotional intelligence are stressed — rather than having deep knowledge in a specific field, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin tells Read more


Cost-effective nature of ADR appeals to commercial parties – AdvocateDaily

In part one of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin discusses the benefits of resolving commercial conflicts using alternative dispute resolution… Read more


Tailor ADR clauses to match needs of parties to commercial contracts – AdvocateDaily

In the final instalment of a two-part series on ADR trends, Toronto lawyer and mediator Eric Gossin offers guidance on how to craft effective ADR clauses in commercial contractsRead more


The role of interpersonal dynamics in family, estate mediationsAdvocateDaily

Fundamental issues occurring in both family and estates law cases often come down to problems or conflicts between family members… Read more


Emotional intelligence a valuable commodity for mediators – AdvocateDaily

Mediators have to be adept in soft skills to identify and break down the causes of an impasse between opposing sides… Read more