The Law Office of Greg Stephens


Greg Stephens

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Greg Stephens, Barrister & Solicitor is a former songwriter and professional musician who was signed to a Canadian independent record company, then with a major multinational in the 1980's. He wrote, sang and performed on albums with several well-known pop groups as well as doing some session work. Greg spent time recording in Toronto and Los Angeles and toured extensively. He also attended Arts' Sake school where he studied painting and art history.

Greg studied Arts and Sciences at the University of Victoria and the University of Toronto, and then Commerce at the University of Toronto where he received a Certificate In Business. He then studied Law at the University of Toronto where he received the degree of Juris Doctor.

Greg articled at the international law firm of Goodman, Phillips & Vineberg (now Goodmans), focusing in its large entertainment law section as well as undertaking corporate and commercial work. Upon completion of articles, Greg immediately went into private practice as a sole practitioner.

Greg's practice consists primarily of arts and entertainment law, and he has broad experience in music, film, television, animation, internet and new media matters. Intellectual property protection (trade-mark and copyright), book publishing, fine arts issues and copyright for architects are other areas of interest and experience. Corporate - commercial work for creative clients rounds out the practice.

He is a frequent panelist and speaker at workshops and music industry conferences and frequently attends the annual international MIDEM music conference in Cannes, France. Tibetan Bells


Professional Associations

  • International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Independent Recording Artists Association (founding director)
  • Songwriters Association of Canada (director and vice-president)
  • Member of AIMP (American Independent Music Publishers)

Teaching Positions

  • Professor of Music Law at Durham College
  • Previous Guest Lecturer in Entertainment Law at Queens University Law School

Recent Community and Industry Work

  • Artists' Legal Advice Services duty counsel
  • Toronto Artscape director
  • Uxbridge Music Hall director
  • Canadian Independent Record Producers Association
  • Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts Gala committee

The Deserters
Take a look at some memorabilia from Greg's past as a recording artist »


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