Dr. Kyer practices information technology law at RPM Technologies. He has been ranked as one of the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. For several years he has been listed in the International Who’s Who of Internet and E-commerce Lawyers. He has also been rated twice as one of the top 25 IT lawyers in the world in Euromoney’s The Best of the Best. Furthermore, Dr. Kyer has been granted the highest rating, “AV”, by Martindale-Hubbell. He was the recipient of the University of Waterloo 2009 Arts Alumni Achievement Award.
While in law school, Dr. Kyer was the editor in chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. He has written eight biographies for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and a number of articles and books in the information technology field.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Books
A Thirty Years War: The Failed Public/Private Partnership that Spurred the Creation of the Toronto Transit Commission, 1891-1921 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and Irwin Law, 2015). pp. 175.
Lawyers, Families, and Businesses: The Shaping of a Bay Street Law Firm, Faskens 1863-1963 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and Irwin Law, 2013), pp. 320 .
The Fiercest Debate: Cecil A. Wright, The Benchers and Legal Education in Ontario, 1923 – 1957 (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1987), pp. 340 (with Jerome Bickenbach).
Chapters in Osgoode Society Books
‘Regina v Stewart: Is Information Property?’ in Eric Tucker, James Muir, Bruce Ziff, eds. Property on Trial: Canadian Cases in Context (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and Irwin Law, 2012), pp. 353-392.
‘The David Fasken Estate: Estate Planning and Social History in Early Twentieth-Century Ontario’ in Jim Phillips, R. Roy McMurtry, John T. Saywell, eds. Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume Ten: A Tribute to Peter N. Oliver (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 2008), pp. 410 – 445.
‘Gooderham & Worts: A Case Study in Business Organization in Nineteenth-Century Ontario’ in G. Blaine Baker and Jim Phillips, eds. Essays in the History of Canadian Law: In Honour of R. C. B. Risk (Toronto: The Osgoode Society and University of Toronto Press, 1999), pp. 335 – 358.
‘The Transformation of an Establishment Firm: From Beatty Blackstock to Faskens, 1902-1915,’ in C. Wilton, ed., Essays in the History of Canadian Law – Volume VII: Canadian Law Firms in Historical Perspective (Osgoode Society and UTP, 1996), pp. 161-206.