Spencer obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (with specialization) from the University of Alberta. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, having been awarded the Canada U.S. Law Institute Prize for Writing. In 2008 Spencer graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Masters degree in Business Law. He has also been a member of the New York State Bar since 2005.
Spencer was called to the Ontario bar in 1992. He spent the first seven years of his career as a litigator representing corporate and individual litigants in commercial and other areas of law. His litigation experience is an important and invaluable backdrop to his goal-oriented, pragmatic approach to the practice of law.
In the late 1990s Spencer transitioned his focus from litigation to corporate/commercial law and has over 20 years’ experience in the field. His client representation spans most facets of business, including corporate organization, shareholder and partnership agreements, acquisitions and divestitures, complex corporate reorganizations, secured transactions, commercial financing, corporate income tax, commercial real estate, intellectual property, employment law, commercial and residential leasing, shareholder dispute resolution, occupational health and safety, estates, and estate planning.
Acknowledging that no one is an island, Spencer complements his experience with an extensive network of colleagues and other professionals, upon whose expertise he draws and with whom he works collaboratively on a regular basis to achieve clients’ objectives.
Spencer prides himself on his communication skills. He speaks, reads, and writes conversational German.