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I. William Berger

Partner

Toronto

PROFILE

Bill is a partner with a wide ranging business law practice focusing on corporate/commercial law matters. Bill's practice involves matters such as acquisitions and dispositions, shareholder/partnership matters, joint venture transactions, transaction financing, cross border transactions, commercial leasing and licensing and distribution matters. Bill also advises clients on competition law and Investment Canada Act matters. Furthermore, Bill acts as corporate counsel to various private companies in a wide range of industries such as staffing, building products, hospitality, sports, manufacturing and retail. Bill is also co-chair of the Fogler Rubinoff business development committee.

Representative Work

Brazil

Acting on behalf of a Canadian client with respect to its investment in, and start up of, a business based in Brazil

India

Acting on behalf of a Canadian client with respect to its investment in, and start up of, a business based in India

Russia

Acting on behalf of a Canadian client with respect to its investment in, and start up of, a business based in Russia

National Retail Chain

Acting on behalf of a group of investors in connection with the purchase and subsequent sale of a national retail chain

Employee Incentive/Compensation Plans

Acting on behalf of various senior management groups in connection with the establishment of various employee incentive/compensation plans

"Lexpert" Big Deals - Fogler, Rubinoff Represents OSEG

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP represented OSEG on certain matters (including the acquisition of the Ottawa 67's, dealings with the Canadian Football League and the Ontario Hockey League and other matters relating to the sports teams)

Speaking Engagements

  • March/2016 – Legal Issues in Financing – CPA Canada
  • January/ 2016- Shareholder Agreements- CPA Canada
  • Role of Legal Advisors in Merger/Acquisition Transactions - Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 2013
  • Divorce Mechanisms in Shareholder Agreements - Insurance Brokers/Financial Planners, 2012
  • Doing Business in Canada - Consular Corps Association of Toronto, 2009

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Directorships

  • Member of the Commercial Advisory Board- Practical Law Canada
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Governor

Education

  • Ontario Bar, 1983
  • Queen's University, LL.B., 1981
  • McGill Univeristy, B. Comm., 1978
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