With a strong reputation for integrity and fairness, Marc Gold is a businessman, lawyer, law professor and community leader, with extensive experience in helping people resolve business and other disputes.
Marc Gold currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Law at McGill University and was Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School from 1979 to 1991, where he also served as Associate Dean. From 1991 to 2014, he was a principal in Maxwell Cummings and Sons Holdings Ltd., a private real estate and investment firm in Montreal.
A graduate of McGill University with a B.A. in 1972, he received an LL.B from the University of British Columbia in 1978 with top honors as the Gold Medalist. Awarded the Viscount Bennett Scholarship by the Canadian Bar Association, he received his LL.M from the Harvard Law School in 1979. Marc Gold is a member of the Barreau du Québec and of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has completed mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
Marc Gold has extensive practical experience in commercial matters and commercial law, including share-purchase agreements, financing, sale of goods, real estate development, construction, corporate management and governance, and employment and labour law.
His business career has provided him with experience in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, the hospitality industry, computer technology, biotechnology, and venture capital.
Marc Gold is fluent in both English and French and has knowledge of both the Common Law and Civil Law systems.
He has lectured in Canada and abroad on diverse legal topics, and has published on such subjects as judicial decision-making, Canada-US trade, the law of evidence and constitutional law.
Marc Gold is also very active in the educational and not-for-profit sectors, where he has served as Chair of a number of Boards and executive committees. He is a member of the Conseil de l’Université de Montréal where he chairs the Tenure and Promotion Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He currently is the Chair of Ensemble, (formerly the Tolerance Foundation), the past national Chair of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, and a past President of Federation CJA in Montreal. In these capacities he has developed extensive experience in government relations, strategic planning, governance reform, institutional restructuring, intercultural relations and the mediation of conflicts.