At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Bruce S. Batist

Partner
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department Co-Chair

Toronto

PROFILE

Bruce was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1989, and has practiced civil and commercial litigation since. Bruce has particular experience and expertise in the following areas: shareholder and partnership disputes; commercial contract disputes; commercial landlord and tenant litigation and enforcement; real estate litigation including condominium disputes and title insurance defence; negligence and breach of fiduciary duty; secured and unsecured loan and mortgage enforcement and defence; estate and trust litigation; construction; fraud; creditors' rights and bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. Bruce represents individuals as well as businesses of all sizes in a broad range of industries involved in complex commercial disputes.

Bruce has appeared as lead counsel and before administrative and arbitral tribunals. He has successfully litigated before the trial and appellate levels of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal of Ontario and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In addition to his significant commercial litigation experience, Bruce has successfully resolved disputes through negotiation and mediation. Bruce is also trained as a certified mediator and is available to mediate a variety of civil and commercial disputes and to conduct civil and commercial arbitrations.

Publications

NOVEMBER 08 2016

Giving Back: Fogler, Rubinoff Participates in Lawyers Feed the Hungry

On November 8th, Fogler, Rubinoff lawyers once again gathered at The Law Society of Upper Canada to prepare and serve hot and healthy meals to those in need. The firm is a proud supporter of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program. The event offered a chance for members of our firm to work together as a team and give back to the community in a way that is much needed.

The Lawyers Feed the Hungry program fights hunger year-round in Toronto, London, Ottawa and Windsor. The generosity of donors and the tireless support of volunteers, allows the organization to provide meals to the hungry and financial support to charitable agencies that help with hunger relief.

Speaking Engagements

  • CBAO - most recently, on a topic of debtor/creditor law

Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association, 1989
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Advocate's Society
  • Association for International Arbitration
  • ABA: Litigation – Trial Practice and Dispute Resolution Groups
  • International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Education

  • Stitt, Feld, Handy, Mediation Certificate, 2011
  • Osgoode Hall, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1995
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 1987
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