Santiago Costa

Lawyer & Founder - BayFront Law

A bold and ambitious dreamer and builder, Santiago is passionate about pushing boundaries, removing barriers, and improving accessibility in law.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and keeping up with the latest technologies, and spending time with family and friends. He has one daughter, Elise, who affectionately calls him “Daddo”.

An experienced lawyer trained in transactional law at one of Canada’s top law schools, Santiago is one of less than 100 Spanish speaking lawyers in Ontario. He founded Bayfront Law with his friend Matt and looks forward to providing a progressive, seamless, and transformative experience for his clients.

Santiago was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 and received a LLM in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016. While in law school, Santiago was the winner of the Cartmell Shephard Senior Individual Mooting Competition, as well as the Dickinson Dees Senior Client Interviewing Competition.


  • B.A.(Hons.) – McMaster University
  • LL.B. – Newcastle University
  • LLM – Osgoode Hall Law School

Publications include:

Costa, Santiago. ‘Macroprudential Regulatory Harmonization In The Post-Crisis Period: An Analysis of the Impact of Basel III and Dodd-Frank on Canada and Abroad’. Law in International Finance, Alison R. Manzer, Suhuyini Abudulai, Carla Potter. Carswell: 2009.

‘Liens 101’ Hamilton Halton Construction Association Breakfast Connection Series


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Hamilton Halton Construction Association Young Leaders Group