John Mirynech

John Mirynech

B.A. LL.B.


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John Mirynech


Tel: 905-346-0780


1984 - BA (Economics), University of Western Ontario
1986 - Awarded the Carswell Company Prize for highest standing in Commercial Law at the University of Western Ontario
1987 - LL.B., University of Western Ontario
1989 - Call to Ontario Bar

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John has over 30 years experience advising both private and non-profit business corporations with all their legal needs from financing to leasing to shareholder agreements, disputes and buy-outs.

John’s areas of practice include:

Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, Estate Planning/Wills, Charitable Corporations/Foundations, Director/Officer Liability, Joint Ventures/Land Development, Franchising/Licensing, Commercial Tenancies

Business Law Services

John’s areas of expertise include:

  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Amalgamations
  • Share Exchanges

Estates & Wills Services

John’s areas of expertise include:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Dual Wills
  • Family Trusts
  • Tax Planning

Real Estate & Land Development Services

John’s areas of expertise include:

  • Sales & Purchases
  • Mortgages-Institutional and Private
  • Land Titles Applications
  • Condominium issues and applications

Professional Activities, Organizations, and Awards

1986 – 1987 – Vice-President – U.W.O. – International Law and Business Association
1991 – 1992 – National Legal Counsel – Canadian Jr. Chamber of Commerce
1991 – 1994 – Head Coach of Rowing – Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
1990 – 1999 – Past-President/Director – St.Catharines Rowing Club
1994 – 1997 – Vice-President/Director – St.Catharines General Hospital Foundation
1999 – Secretary of the World Rowing Festival Committee
1998 – 2000 – Vice Chair and Governor – Grey Gables School, Board of Governors
2001 – 2002 – Director – Ontario Rowing Association
2003 – 2006 – Honourary Counsel – Ontario Rowing Association
2003 – 2019 – Honourary Counsel – The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation
2006 – SCRC President’s Award for outstanding service to the Sport of Rowing.
2009 – 2014 – Past President and Secretary – St. Catharines Rowing Alumni Association.
Past Director – Geographic Analysis and Information Network Inc. (Niagara-based digitized mapping company)

Past St.Catharines Riding Association Director, Scrutineer and Candidate Counsel and current/former
Corporate Counsel – to various Niagara-based charities and non-profit corporations including The John Howard Society of Niagara, The Wayside House of Niagara, The Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Loaves and Fishes Foundation, The Niagara Region Environmental Action Committee, Niagara Children’s Services Committee, The Prevent Challenge Foundation of Niagara, St.Catharines Senior Citizen’s Residences Inc., Sound of Faith Broadcasting, Niagara Regional Police Revolver Club, Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village and the Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario. The St. Catharines Rowing Club, and The St. Catharines Rowing Alumni Association


Canadian Bar Association 1989-1995
Lincoln County Law Association 1989 to present
St.Catharines Chamber of Commerce 1989 to present
Niagara Estate Planning Council 1994-1996
1994- 1997 Instructor – Corporate Law at Niagara College
2001-2012 CYO Hockey Coach
2009 – Recipient Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association Lifetime Achievement Award
2010 – St. Catharines Rowing Club-Volunteer of the Year
2012 – St. Catharines Rowing Alumni Association-Alumni of the Year
2014 – Appointed as a Lifetime Member-St. Catharines Rowing Alumni Association
2003-2019 Rowing Canada Licensed Umpire