Jeffrey Kroeker, partner at Massey LLP, heads up the business law practice of the firm. Jeffrey is a dynamic and accomplished business law lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of domestic and international legal business, trade, and transactional matters.
In addition to business law Jeffrey practises corporate/commercial law; estate litigation; and commercial litigation.
Additionally, Jeffrey has in-depth knowledge in his sub-specialty areas including government relations and strategic advisory services at all three levels of government (municipal, provincial, and federal); crisis communication; and government investigations.
He also provides valuable counsel on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), foreign military sales, offshore risk placement, captive insurance, and regulatory compliance. Jeffrey is well-versed in navigating complex regulatory frameworks and offers strategic advice to clients.
Unique Skills and Attributes
Jeffrey has deep experience advising ministers of state, government officials, ambassadors, and corporate executives on a wide range of policy development, stakeholder relations, risk management, anti-corruption, and international policy issues.
His domestic and international law practice includes advising clients on all aspects of business and corporate matters including corporate structures, international trade transactions, contract negotiations and dispute resolution. As a seasoned negotiator, Jeffrey is called upon by clients to lead negotiations and close business deals on mutually agreeable terms. When disputes occur, he represents clients in court, in mediation/arbitration, or, in proactive dispute negotiations.
Given that many of Jeffrey’s business law clients are owners and entrepreneurs, his practice includes advising his mid-to-high net worth clients in wills/estates law, business and personal succession planning, and consent/capacity issues, powers of attorney, and estate disputes.
Jeffrey is the lawyer-of-record for the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s “Trade Accelerator Program” (TAP) where he coaches businesses on entering foreign markets and on the nuances of doing business abroad.
Before private practice, Jeffrey worked as an advisor to governments in Canada and abroad. Jeffrey lived and worked overseas in several conflict zones, including nearly three years in Iraq where he helped stand-up the Iraqi Parliament and civil service.
Working for various governments and entities, Jeffrey completed assignments in Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, South Sudan and in other places throughout the Middle East and North Africa. While on assignment, Jeffrey advised leaders on democratic reform, institutional structures, procurement, anti-corruption, and international best practices for governance and oversight.
Jeffrey is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), and the Toronto Lawyer’s Association (TLA). He is also a member of the Advocates’ Society and a vetted member of IR Global.
He has served as the CFO and Official Agent to several senior and prominent Canadian politicians. Jeffrey also sits on many private corporate and charitable boards, including as a board director for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, and a non-profit housing corporation for a Fraternal Order.
Jeffrey earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2011.
He is a graduate of Wilfred Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in political science and international relations in 2001.
Jeffrey was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2014.
In addition to his thriving legal career, Jeffrey has diverse personal interests. He has a passion for arts and culture which fuels his appreciation for creativity.
Jeffrey also recognizes the importance of civil rights and social action, actively supporting initiatives that strive for equality, justice, and positive social change. Committed to economic empowerment, he believes in inspiring individuals and businesses to achieve financial stability and success.
Education is another area close to Jeffrey’s heart, as he recognizes the pivotal role it plays in personal growth and societal progress. He values the pursuit of knowledge and actively supports educational initiatives that expand access and opportunities for all.
Jeffrey firmly believes in upholding human rights and advocating for the rights and dignity of every individual. He actively supports organizations and causes that work tirelessly to protect and promote human rights locally and globally. He also recognizes the importance of disaster and humanitarian relief.
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