Raising The Bar

Hodder, Wang LLP is the continuation of the law practices of Yan Wang and Gary Hodder in downtown Toronto.

Ms Wang practices principally in the area of commercial transactions, financings and commercial real estate. She also provides supervision of our Mississauga staff, who offer services in all real estate transactions from condos to farms to real estate development all over Southern Ontario.

Mr Hodder has been practicing civil litigation in Toronto since his call to the bar in 1985. He was certified in 1996 as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada (now the Law Society of Ontario).

Hodder, Wang LLP

The Teams’ Brief Bio


J. Gardner Hodder was called to the Bar in 1985 after an earlier career as a journalist and graduate study in literature. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Toronto.

Mr. Hodder’s expertise is in Civil Litigation. In 1996, he was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in this area. Mr. Hodder has also written poetry, short stories and journalistic articles.


Banking Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Complex Litigation
Employment Law (Wrongful Dismissal)
International and Domestic Arbitrations
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
Professional Malpractice
Shareholder Disputes (Oppression Remedies)
Estate Litigation



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Yan Wang joined Hodder Barristers as a junior associate after being called to the Ontario Bar in 2008. Yan received a Bachelor of Science from University of Western Ontario and a Master of Mathematics from University of Waterloo. In 2007, she obtained her Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Ontario with an area of concentration in Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law.

Yan is fluently bilingual in English and Chinese. She has a wide, international, and cultured perspective on the world, with family roots in China and secondary education in Britain. In the summers of law school, Yan did her mini-pupilage with a prestigious Barrister Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, England and an internship with a national firm in Beijing, China.

Yan is currently a member of Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association. She is also a member of Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

Commercial Transactions
Commercial Real Estate
Acquisitions and Business Start-ups
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
Supervision of Commercial Litigation

Yixin Wang

Yixin practices commercial and civil litigation. He has strong Chinese language skills and significant experience in marshalling evidence in Chinese. Yixin regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice and Toronto Commercial List.

Yixin joined Hodder, Wang LLP as an associate in 2016, after completing his articling placement with the firm. Yixin received his Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University in 2015.

Yixin is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association.

Shareholder Disputes
Civil Fraud
Mareva Injunction
Construction Law


Li is an associate focused on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, and corporate services. Li is fluently bilingual in English and Chinese and has experience reviewing complex Chinese legal documents.

Li joined Hodder, Wang LLP as a summer student in 2017. Li received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto before obtaining his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2019.


Hui Ding (Lola)

Lola is an associate lawyer with a focus on Canadian immigration law and commercial law. She has experience helping clients navigate the complex Canadian immigration system, representing them in federal court, and providing legal advice to commercial clients. 

Prior to joining Hodder, Wang LLP, Lola worked at a national law firm’s immigration section and also experienced in-house roles as a junior lawyer.


Larry Lee

Law Clerk, Litigation

Education: George Brown College, Computer programming, PC support

Larry Lee is Law Clerk to J. G. Hodder.


Our Staff

Our essential staff is comprised of six lawyers, clerical staff and a case investigator.

Our offices occupy the top floor of Adelaide Place, located at 130 Queens Quay East, in downtown Toronto. We are on the 11th floor.