Peter Somerville, B.Sc., LL.B.
Peter was born and raised in the Village of Long Branch, which is now part of the GTA. He graduated from the University of Toronto (Victoria University) in 1971 with a B.Sc., and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1974 with an LL.B.
Peter articled with the firm of Sutherland & Hagarty in Kitchener before being called to the Ontario Bar in 1976. Peter then returned to Kitchener to practice with the firm for which he had articled. He became a partner in that firm in 1982 and practised with that firm until 1999. During that period of time, Peter’s practice was generally devoted to corporate/commercial and real estate law, including such matters as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; bank and other lender securitization; security enforcement; income tax (including corporate reorganizations, amalgamations, capital gains, and rollovers); insolvency; estates; agri-business; shareholders’ agreements; and commercial and residential real estate and land development. Peter then took on the role of corporate counsel for a Kitchener-based, private real estate development and property management company where he was primarily involved in commercial leasing, planning and development of commercial and residential real estate, and the acquisition and divestiture of commercial and residential real estate assets.
Peter joined Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP in May 2006 and has been seconded by the firm to one of our valued clients, Rowan, Williams, Davies & Irwin Inc. (Consulting Engineers & Scientists) in Guelph, where he acts as corporate counsel.
Peter is married to Debbie, with two children (Scott and Laura), a dog and a horse. In his spare time, Peter enjoys a wide variety of sporting activities, including hockey, skiing, golf, tennis, bicycling and swimming.