A boutique Toronto law firm serving clients across Canada since 1987

Barry B. Papazian Q.C.

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Barry began working with Alan Heisey and Ben Forrest in 1987 and the three of them (together with Michael Myers) formed Papazian Heisey Myers as founding partners in 2001.

Barry B. Papazian, Q.C. is one of the founding partners at Papazian Heisey Myers. Barry is a litigation specialist and has extensive experience in many areas of litigation, including commercial, insurance and professional liability. He acts in defence of financial planners, including representation before the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada. He is also retained as an arbitrator, domestically as well as internationally.

He has been a member of the Governing Council, University of Toronto and has acted in the past as Chairman of Insurance Advisory Boards set up from time to time by the Superintendent of Insurance under the Insurance Act for discipline of life agents.

Barry was Director and Secretary of Burger King Holdings Canada until the 2014 merger with Tim’s as a Public company. Barry continues to advise and represent many corporations active in development, construction and manufacturing, franchising enterprises in addition to his litigation and general advocacy practice.

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Certified Legal Specialties

Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, 1990


  • Lecturer Law Society of Upper Canada - The Six-Minute Insurance Primer for General Practitioners (November, 2002)
  • Instructor Trial Practice, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada (1981-1986)
  • Lecturer Bar Admission Course on Insurance Law, 1985-1987
  • Participant and Lecturer Previous Canadian Institute, Insight, Law Society of Upper Canada and Insurance Institute of Ontario Programmes on insurance subjects with particular emphasis on Agents and Brokers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Governing Council, University of Toronto, Member
  • Insurance Advisory Boards, Chairman
  • Burger King Restaurants of Canada Inc., Director

Past Employment Positions

Queen's Counsel, 1984


Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1971
  • Insurance
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Civil Litigation
  • Franchising
  • Labour