Jason Beitchman is a commercial litigation lawyer with expertise in civil fraud, anti-money laundering and cryptocurrency. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Jason is repeatedly recommended by other lawyers, professional advisors and former clients for his practical advice, good judgment and strategic approach to litigation.
In addition to expertise in a wide range of complex commercial and civil disputes, Jason is a leading expert in compliance proceedings arising from the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. The proposed inclusion of regulations under the Proceeds of Crime Act for ‘digital currency’ triggered Jason’s interest in the developing laws and regulation surrounding cryptocurrency, and he has since developed expertise and works with clients in this area.
Jason’s courtroom experience is extensive. He has been counsel in over 30 reported Court decisions, which have been relied on by other courts across Canada a total of 97 times (as reported by CanLII.org). This does not include the four Supreme Court of Canada appeals, which collectively have been cited by other courts 175 times.
Prior to his call to the Bar, Jason clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Robert L. Barnes of the Federal Court of Canada.