Gord is a partner and manages day-to-day operations at Valin Partners LLP.
He conducts a practice that includes real estate, wills and estates, corporate law and minor civil litigation matters.
He completed legal studies at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. Gord further obtained a Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation.
Originally from North Bay, Gord worked for five years at Queen’s Park where he served the Premier of Ontario as well as the Ministers of Tourism and Recreation and Natural Resources in the area of issues management and as a communications advisor.
While in law school, Gord was hired to complete research on a Supreme Court of Queensland civil litigation file. Following his return to Canada, he clerked for various firms in Toronto. He was also a researcher with the Attorney General’s Crown Law Office (Civil Division) for the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Gord sits on the executive of the Nipissing Law Association, is on the Board of Physically Handicapped Adults Rehabilitation Association (P.H.A.R.A) North Bay, sat on the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Seeing More Clearly Campaign Cabinet in its successful efforts in providing a new MRI to the North Bay area, and continues to sit on the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Foundation Board, and is on the Board of the Laurentian Ski Hill North Bay. He has been a contributor for the Ontario Bar Association’s Briefly Speaking magazine, for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Licensing and Accreditation Task Force, a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Articling and Beyond symposium, and sits on the Early Careers Roundtable with the Law Society of Upper Canada.