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.

Milton A. Davis



Listed as a Leading Practitioner in the Canadian Lexpert® Directory

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008.

Milton Davis was called to the bar in 1978. Since that time he has practiced in the area of commercial litigation. specializing in banking and real estate litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, mortgage remedies and professional negligence claims. Mr. Davis was certified as a specialist in civil litigation in 1985.

Mr. Davis has been involved as counsel in over 200 reported decisions, at all levels including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted as counsel in an extensive number of leading cases involving professional negligence by lawyers and other professionals. Mr. Davis has also acted in many significant real estate and mortgage cases at both the trial and appellate level. In March 2012, Mr. Davis argued the first real estate case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in 15 years. Two of the foremost appeals in Canada involving shareholders rights were successfully argued by Mr. Davis.

In addition to his courtroom experience, Mr. Davis has acted to recover millions of dollars for plaintiffs in lawyer malpractice cases. He has successfully prosecuted to trial or settlement, more than forty of these cases. Amongst those cases are precedent setting decisions that have defined the standard of care for lawyers practicing in various fields. He has also successfully defended lawyers and other professionals in malpractice claims.

For over thirty years, Mr. Davis has represented some of the largest financial institutions in Canada. Accordingly, he continues to be on the recommended list of counsel for one of Canada’s largest banks.

Since his call to the bar in 1978, Mr. Davis has been a frequent lecturer and instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada and at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Trial Advocacy Program. He was a lecturer in civil procedure and trial advocacy for the Bar Admission Course from 1985 to 1990. He has lectured and written extensively in the areas of real estate, mortgage remedies, injunctions, civil procedure, evidence, and trial advocacy. He was a lecturer at the Canadian Bar Association Annual Institute in 1985, 1999 and 2000.  In 2014, Mr. Davis edited the Debtor-Creditor Volume of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.

Mr. Davis graduated from York University with a B.A. in 1973 and graduated from the University of Windsor with an LL.B. in 1976.


NOVEMBER 10 2016

Trial or Summary Judgment

Ronald Davis, Milton Davis and Johanne Pilon have co-authored “Trial or Summary Judgment” for the OBA program The Nuts and Bolts of the Summary Judgment Motion.

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AUGUST 10 2016

Eight Fogler Rubinoff Partners recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada

Fogler, Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • Steven A. Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Sheldon Silver - Tax Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.                            

JUNE 28 2016

Eight Fogler Rubinoff Partners have been profiled as Leading Practitioners in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

The 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory  has profiled eight Fogler Rubinoff lawyers as leading practitioners:

Steven A. Cygelfarb - Property Leasing

Milton A. Davis - Professional Liability

Michael B. Fraleigh - Medical Negligence

Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law

Martin L. Middlestadt - Property Leasing

Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law

Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property

Michael S. Wolfish - Property Leasing

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory ranks individual lawyers across 64 areas of expertise and firms in over 40 practice areas. Recommendations for lawyers in the annual publication are the product of an extensive peer review process, with firm rankings tabulated from the cumulative rankings of individuals within each practice area reviewed.

DECEMBER 09 2015

Bhasin v. Hrynew and the Duty of Good Faith

AUGUST 25 2015

10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce that Steven A. Cygelfarb, Milton A. Davis, Michael B. Fraleigh, Jeffrey B. Goldenberg, Martin L. Middlestadt, Kenneth W. MovatSheldon Silver, Q.C. and Colleen Spring Zimmerman have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 10th Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.

JULY 30 2015

Leading Practitioners in the 2015 Canadian Lexpert® Directory

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers are Listed as Leading Practitioners in the  2015 Canadian Lexpert® Directory:


Steven Cygelfarb

Milton Davis

Michael Fraleigh

Martin Middlestadt

Kenneth Movat

Sheldon Silver

Colleen Spring Zimmerman

Michael Wolfish

NOVEMBER 18 2009

What's So Good About Good Faith?

Safe Guarding Real Estate Transactions - Protecting Your Clients from the Dangers of LItigation

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Practice Gems: Best Practices for Tendering in Real Estate Transactions

Protecting Your Client When the Other Side Refuses to Close.

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NOVEMBER 14 2007

Preparing for Tender

Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions - Mitigating the Risk of Litigation

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FEBRUARY 16 2006

Arbitration of Commercial Leasing Disputes

NOVEMBER 16 2005

Arbitrations in Ontario - A Primer

Safeguarding Real Estate Transactions

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JANUARY 01 1998

Suing and Defending Professionals

Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Legal Education Program


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