A Next Generation neutral on the roster with Arbitration Place, Megan Keenberg brings a fresh perspective and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution in both mediation and arbitration. Megan draws on her substantial legal experience as a commercial litigator, her acute business sense as a successful entrepreneur, and her astute people-reading skills honed as a professional actor to inform her dispute resolution practice. Her unique history gives Megan sharp insights into the human factors that drive business decisions. It also makes her a highly attuned assessor of credibility, motive and underlying interests. She knows what makes people tick, and how to craft business resolutions that respect their interests and identities. As an arbitrator, she is dedicated to ensuring process efficiency and cost-effectiveness by working with the parties to drill down on key issues without sacrificing necessary evidentiary safeguards. As a mediator, she taps into her creative brain to define and view the dispute in new ways that allow for win-win settlement opportunities. Megan’s innovative and rigorous approach to dispute resolution has made her the neutral of choice for many leading practitioners and litigants alike.
After a decade on Bay Street, in 2017, Megan Keenberg co-founded Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP, a boutique commercial litigation and employment law firm. In 2018, she attained the designation of Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation from the Law Society of Ontario. Megan has substantial experience in the advancement, defence, management and resolution of complex commercial claims, including multi-party disputes. Her litigation clients include private and public corporations, directors and officers, shareholders, creditors, partnerships, business owners/ employers, executives, and other individuals with business or professional claims.
Megan holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode specializing in Dispute Resolution and has completed the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society’s prestigious Gold Standard Course on commercial arbitration. She has been designated as a Qualified Mediator and a Qualified Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Ontario and the ADR Institute of Canada and maintains a mediation and arbitration practice focused broadly on business disputes arising from a wide variety of sectors including Agriculture, Art & Design, Automotive, Commercial Property Management, Entertainment & Media, Finance & Lending, Forestry, Manufacturing, Medical/ Dental Practices, Mining, Oil & Gas, Retail, Real Estate Development, and Technology. Megan also offers case management arbitration designed to promote procedural efficiency for cases proceeding before the courts.
Megan is an active member of The Advocates’ Society, having served as a Practice Group Leader for the Arbitration and Mediation Advocacy group, and currently serving on the 10+ Standing Committee (2020 - 2022). She is also an active member of the Ontario Bar Association having served concurrent terms on the Executive Boards of the ADR Section (including as Chair 2019 -2020) and the Civil Litigation Section since 2017. Megan is a leading speaker, frequently asked to chair and speak at seminars geared towards litigators and ADR practitioners.