Elliot is a Partner in the firm’s Labour and Employment Group and the Head of its Sports Law Group. He practices employment law, administrative law and sports law. Elliot routinely acts on behalf of clients litigating discipline and discharge issues, breach of restrictive covenants, picketing injunctions, human rights, and wrongful dismissal. He also has experience in Judicial Review and administrative law proceedings. Elliot routinely advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, mass terminations, executive compensation, litigation avoidance, human rights and employment standards issues.
Elliot also has extensive sports law experience as both a lawyer and an arbitrator. He has acted as counsel for professional and amateur athletes, national and provincial sports organizations, and professional teams, including National Hockey League clubs. He represents clients in professional and amateur athletic issues, including salary negotiation, endorsement advice and negotiation, and arbitrations involving salary, carding, team selection, discipline and doping violations.
Elliot represents clients in mediations, arbitrations, and before a variety of boards, courts and tribunals. He has appeared before the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada panel, the Greater Toronto Hockey League Discipline Committee, the NHL/NHLPA salary arbitration panel, the Disciplinary Panel of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Before joining Loopstra Nixon, Elliot practiced at the Toronto office of a Canadian national firm and a boutique litigation firm. Elliot attended Wilfrid Laurier for his undergraduate studies, where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration in 2008 from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. He obtained his Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2012 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.
In 2021, Elliot was listed in the first Canadian edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for Labour and Employment law.
Education and Designations
J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) Osgoode Hall Law School
B.B.A (Hons) Lazaridis School of Business and Economics