Matthew Karabus Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2012 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-369-6181

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Matthew Karabus

Matthew Karabus is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Matthew is an experienced litigator and has appeared as counsel at every level of court in Ontario. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including class actions, shareholder disputes, not-for-profit litigation, professional liability claims, and real estate litigation.

Matthew has been successful in obtaining excellent outcomes for his clients through litigation as well as negotiation, depending on the nature of the dispute and the circumstances of his client.

As a complement to his practice, Matthew works as a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor where he teaches legal remedies (injunctions and specific performance), and as an instructor in civil trial advocacy in the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.


Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
    • Education
      University of Cape Town, LLB


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society


  • "Deloitte & Touche v. Livent Inc. (Receiver of) : a Reformulation of the Test for a Duty of Care in Hercules Managements Ltd. v. Ernst & Young " (February 2018) Toronto Law Journal (with Tali Green)
  • "The Impact of Hryniak v Maudlin on Summary Judgments in Canada One Year Later" (2015) 44 Advocates Quarterly 85 (with Ted Tjaden)
  • "The Increasing Scope of Auditors' Negligence: Livent Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche LLP" (2015)
  • "How to get in front of a judge quickly without bringing a motion", The six-minute debtor-creditor and insolvency lawyer 2016, Law Society of Upper Canada (with Sandra Barton)
  • "Summary Judgment Motions in Ontario", Lexis Practice Advisor Canada (2017)