Adam joined Stevenson Whelton LLP in 2019 as an articling student and maintains a broad exposure to the firm’s practice areas. Adam aids in all aspects of files, including research, drafting legal argument, attending client meetings, and appearing for master’s motions. Adam also manages Small Claims files and has appeared at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
Adam graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he received the Torts Award and a Student Honour award for his contributions to the Osgoode community. At Osgoode, Adam served as a co-director of Fair Change Community Services legal clinic, where he helped formerly street-involved individuals challenge fines in Provincial Offences Court and helped expand the clinic’s services. Adam’s commitment to access to justice also extended to his work with Pro Bono Ontario as a research assistant for their legal advice hotline. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Toronto.
- Struthmann v. Struthmann, 2020 ONSC 759
Stevenson Whelton partner Richard Macklin, and articling student Adam Varro, acted for a client who successfully obtained an order allowing him to buy out his estranged wife and daughter and have their employment, officer positions and directorships terminated. Each side alleged oppressive conduct against the other, and the business was in a deadlock position. Each side sought a buy-out order, on oppression grounds, under the Ontario Business Corporations Act (the Act). Our client also sought a buy-out order under section 207 of the Act. The Court declined to weigh in on the oppression allegations but did grant the order our client sought under s. 207 of the Act. The order was granted based on our client having been the more important contributor to the business. Thus, the case is an important authority in regard to an applicant’s right to obtain a buy-out order, in a case of corporate deadlock, in the absence of establishing oppression, based solely on their having made a more significant contribution to the business.