Advisory Board – Board Member


Martin Bayer

Lawyer, Weaver Simmons

Mr. Bayer was born in Sudbury and raised on the M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. He continues to be an active member of the Sudbury and Manitoulin communities. His practice is in the areas of Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources, General Litigation, Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Practice Areas

Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources, Mining Law, Corporate and Commercial Law.


Educational Background

• University of Toronto – Juris Doctor – LL.B. (1994)
• Laurentian University – B.A., Political Science (1991)
• University of Windsor – Introductory and Advanced Alternate Dispute Resolution (1999)
• Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology – Three Year Business Administration Diploma (1984)
• Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Program, Certificate in Mining Law 2012


Organizations and Memberships

• Law Society of Upper Canada
• Canadian Bar Association – Ontario-Aboriginal Law Section
• Sudbury and District Law Association
• Indigenous Bar Association
• Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association
• Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
• Idywilde Golf and Country Club, member


Community Associations

• University of Sudbury, Board of Regents
• Waubetek Business Development Corporation, Chairman
• Past Board Member, Sudbury Regional Hospital
• Past Governor & Vice Chair of the Board, Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology 1995-2005
• Past Tribal Chairman, United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin