Wayne D. Gray

Wayne D. Gray

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wayne has 38 years of experience in business law, currently focusing on not-for-profit (NFP) and for-profit corporate law, directors' and officers' liability issues, corporate governance matters and mergers & acquisitions. He had leadership roles at all stages of NFP corporate law reform federally and in Ontario.

Wayne regularly consults for Industry Canada on corporate policy matters and has written several policy statements and reports for the Corporations Directorate. As an active member of the Ontario Bar Association, Wayne drafted position papers and advocated for the current improvements to Canada and Ontario's NFP regimes. He was instrumental in the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act and the Securities Transfer Act.

Wayne is a qualified expert in corporate law in proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, providing advice in lawyers' malpractice litigation. He received the Award for Distinguished Service from the Ontario Bar Association (2006), and frequently consults on acquisition and financing transactions, complex corporate files and commercial litigation matters.

Wayne is recognized as a leading corporate mid-market lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and is recognized for corporate law, private equity and secured lending in Martindale-Hubbell.

Wayne has advised several of the largest and most successful domestic and international industry associations, professional self-governing organizations, trade organizations, registered charities, private schools and healthcare organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Not for Profit Corporations
  • Corporate Commercial

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1978
  • Ontario, 1989


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1977
  • London School of Economics Law School, London, England
    • LL.M. - 1979
    • Honours: With Honors
  • University of British Columbia
    • B.A. - 1974

Published Works

  • Ontario Corporate Law & Practice, Carswell
  • Annotated Ontario Business Corporations Act, Carswell
  • Annotated Canada Business Business Corporations Act, Carswell

Honours and Awards

  • Award for Distinguished Service, Ontario Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert/American Lawyer, 2013 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member


  • English

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