J. F. C. Hammond

J. F. C. Hammond
500-1 King St. W. Commerce Place
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4X8
Phone: (905) 525-4481
Fax: (905) 525-0031

Practice areas

Franchise Law
Real Estate
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Information Technology Law
Corporate & Commercial Law
Intellectual Property

Bar information

Called to the bar: 1989 (ON)


I have practiced law for over 25 years and yet still delight at arriving at the office each day.

Each client's file is a puzzle which demands the best and most efficient solution and, over the years, the puzzles have grown increasingly complex and demanding. But I am extremely good at solving them (this is no time for false modesty) and I have assembled a team of lawyers who, under my stern and unwavering gaze, develop and implement legal solutions with an intelligence and industry which has earned the firm a reputation for excellence in which they all share.

I am a member of various boards, organizations and committees which could carry on just as well without me.

I actually enjoy drafting agreements and contracts - there are few that can make this claim, by the way. Some matters have involved over a billion dollars (still a large sum of money). I have directed the firm in cases which have been determined (successfully) before the Supreme Court of Canada involving industrial espionage, legislative interpretation, and hundreds of millions of dollars. I have also triumphed in the smallest of Small Claims courts. Each result brings its own satisfaction.

I am often called to speak or present papers on various topics. Quite often, it's about topics I know a great deal about, including information technology, electronic commerce, scientific research tax credits, international banking and financing, asset and share purchases, real estate, taxation and bills of exchange.

When I return home, I play chess and the piano. I refuse to engage in any recreation which is accomplished standing. This includes golf.

Professional associations and memberships

Hamilton Law Association, Member

Legal education

Queen's University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.