Susan Friedman B.A. LL.B.

Susan Friedman is a retired senior partner of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution department of the Toronto office of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.  Her particular area of practice was commercial and corporate disputes, including amongst other matters franchising, insolvency, anti-trust claims and commercial real estate disputes.  She appeared before trial and appellate courts, as well as several administrative tribunals.  She retired from practice at the end of 2017.  Susan also holds a BFA from Boston University, where she majored in acting.  She was a professional actor for nearly a decade before entering University of Toronto law school, from which she earned her LL.B.  She maintains her interest in preforming arts and sat on the Board of Directors of Opera Atelier for nine years.  She is a "Top Woman" and supporter of the Soulpepper Theatre Company.  Susan is married to Dr. Edward Brown, a psychiatrist in private practice in Toronto, and is the mother of three children and grandmother of four