CONTACT INFORMATION

t: 647-638-3994
glenford@gsjameson.com

GLENFORD JAMESON
 

Glenford's practice is focused on corporate commercial and regulatory issues in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, and a broad range of business law contexts. He has significant industry experience in the food sector, relating to organizations that encounter a high degree of provincial/federal regulation and those that seek to challenge regulatory regimes under which food is produced and sold in Ontario and Canada. His clients include start-ups, not-for-profits, SMEs, and multinationals.

Glenford advises organizations on structure and organization, corporate governance, regulatory requirements, and compliance issues encountered by professionals in the food sector.

Glenford is highly active in the food policy / food security sector in Ontario and across Canada, through his positions as director, advisor, or executive member of various not-for-profits and charities. He co-organized the first food law conference in Canada and frequently volunteers with organizations that engage with food policy issues.

Glenford is particularly interested by the problems created through the intersection of food, technology, and regulation and he brings this passion to his practice, finding solutions to legal problems faced by his clients.

Prior to founding G.S. Jameson & Company, Glenford worked at a prominent mid-size business law firm in Toronto.

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University
Schulich School of Law
Juris Doctor

Mount Allison University
B.A. (Hons.), History with Minor in Political Science


Professional activities

Adjunct Professor
Michigan State University
College of Law

(2017-)

Co-organizer
Taking Stock (2017) and The Future of Food Law and Policy Conference (2016)
(2016-)

Director
Everdale Environmental Learning Centre
(2015-)

Co-founder
Executive Member

Food Lawyers of Canada
(2014-)

Executive Member
Charities and Not-for-Profits Section, Ontario Bar Association
(2013-2016)

Director
West End Food Co-op
(2013-2015)

Advisor
Ontario Food Trucks Association
(2011-2014)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

The State of Food Law in Canada
University of Chicago Law School
(2017)

Lunch and Learn with Food Lawyers
McGill Law School
(2017)

The Social Licence to Operate in Food
Ryerson University Food Innovation Hub
(2017)

The Sharing Economy (Moderator)
Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference
Ryerson University School of Management
(2016)

The Chef's Role in Advocating for Policy and Change
Terroir Symposium
(2016)

AMR Standards in Food Production and Labeling
Ottawa Law Review Symposium
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
(2016)

Confidential Business Information in Food Research and Development
Food Starter
(2016)

The Practice of Food Law
Schulich School of Law
(2015)


Recognition and Media

Interview: Industry report calls out Ontario for lack of regulation of organic foods
The Lawyer's Daily - LexisNexis (Paywall)
(2017)

Recognition: 2017 Precedent Setter Award
Precedent Magazine
(2017)

Interview: Ep. 21 - Food Law
Lawyered Podcast
(2017)

Interview: What's in your Chicken Sandwich?
CBC The National / CBC News Network (live)
(2017)

Interview: Food Law Pioneers
Hearsay Magazine
(2017)

Interview: Canada's Food Lawyer
McGill DALA - Lawfully Uncommon
(2017)

Award: Best Practitioner Blog
Canadian Law Blog Awards (CLAWBIES)
(2016)

Recognition: Top-10 Legal Podcast in Canada
Law Firm Web Strategy Blog
(2016)

Interview: Ontario supplier charged with mislabelling chicken as organic
Globe and Mail
(2016)

Interview: Food Law Grows Across Canada
Law Times (Paywall)
(2016)

Interview: Food Lawyer Glenford Jameson on how the law determines what we eat
Globe and Mail
(2016)

Interview: Podcasting the Law
Canadian Lawyer Magazine
(2016)

Interview: Ep 13. / Extrastuffs:
Glenford Jameson and Food Law

Food Stuffs Podcast
(2016)

Award: Best New Blog
Canadian Law Blog Awards (CLAWBIES)
(2015)

Interview: Complex rules for home-based food spark need for commercial kitchens
CBC News
(2015)