Adam Veenendaal – Employment Lawyer

Biography

A passionate advocate for social justice and fairness, Adam learned the value of interest-based negotiation from his experiences in music and student politics.

Prior to practicing law, Adam worked in the music industry as a producer and audio engineer. Working in the fast-paced world of recording studios taught Adam to think on his feet and resolve disputes at the earliest possible opportunity before tensions boil over.

While attending Concordia University in Montreal, Adam was an organizer and student leader during the 2012 Quebec student strike. As president of the Students of Philosophy Association, Adam secured academic accommodation for undergraduate students participating in strike actions by finding common ground between faculty and student interests.

Adam stayed active in student politics while studying law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. During CUPE Local 3903’s strike in 2018, Adam met regularly with the Law Deans to negotiate remediation options for students who stopped all academic activity in order to respect CUPE’s picket lines. Adam also forged alliances with faculty and other stakeholders for larger-scale challenges, such as proposed funding cuts to post-secondary institutions and OSAP funding.

After completing his articles with Morrison Watts, Adam joined the firm as an associate in 2020. He holds a diploma in Recording Arts: Music from the Art Institute of Vancouver (2004), a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Concordia University (2014), and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (2019).

When not practicing law or producing music, Adam is probably out hunting for rare vinyl records, sampling craft beer with his wife, or playing with his adrenaline-loving cat.