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Robert Macdonald

Partner

PROFILE

Rob Macdonald is a Partner in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Rob maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice with a focus on debtor and creditor disputes, mortgage litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, real estate disputes and insurance litigation.

Rob has acted for individuals and corporations, including banks, financial lenders, developers, and energy companies in a variety of matters including shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, negligence claims, injunctive proceedings, contractual disputes and a variety of debtor-creditor disputes. Rob has  appeared at every level of the Court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and various administrative tribunals.

Rob completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University before attending the University of New Brunswick for law school.

Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff in 2014, Rob articled and practiced with a commercial litigation firm in Toronto. Rob was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 2011.

Publications

SEPTEMBER 21 2018

Bringing Clarity to the Interest Act: The ClearFlow Decision

On September 4, 2018 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its much anticipated decision in Solar Power Network Inc. v ClearFlow Energy Finance Corp...

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JUNE 21 2018

Rob Macdonald appointed Vice-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group with the Advocates' Society

Congratulations to Rob Macdonald who has on his been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group with the Advocates' Society for the 2018-2019 term.

JUNE 01 2018

The Principle About Interest: The Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Section 4 of The Interest Act and the Need to Disclose Interest Rates in Commercial Contracts

The January 2018 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision of Solar Power Network Inc. v. ClearFlow Energy Finance Corp...

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MAY 25 2018

Limitations Update: Court of Appeal for Ontario Confirms that Discoverability Principles Apply to Claims for Contribution and Indemnity

On May 7, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in Mega International Commercial Bank (Canada) v. Yung...

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NOVEMBER 30 2017

Blockchain – The Promise and the Perils

Presented at Lexpert’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Conference, November 30, 2017, Toronto

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NOVEMBER 30 2017

LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar

Bill Hearn, Howard Burshtein, Ron Davis, Sheryl Johnson, Rob Macdonald, Rudy Morrone, Young Park, Colleen Spring Zimmerman and Ravi Shukla will be speaking at LEXPERT’s 9th Annual Information Privacy and Data Protection Seminar. This full day course will highlight:

  • Big Data and Other Developments in the Public Sector and Elsewhere
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Implications for Canadian Business
  • Privacy Litigation Cases - Recent Developments
  • Blockchain - The Promise and The Perils
  • OPC Compliance Priorities and Strategic Directions
  • Cyber Risk Management Guidance for Corporate Directors
  • Issues in Employee Privacy
  • CASL Update

For more information, Click Here to view the Seminar Brochure

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MARCH 08 2017

Court of Appeal for Ontario Clarifies the Authority to Order Non-Party Costs

On March 3, 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its decision in 1318847 Ontario Limited v. Laval Tools & Mould Ltd., 2017 ONCA 184.

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OCTOBER 16 2014

Best Procedures for Borrowers Objecting to Mortgage Amounts

 Practice Gems: Mortgage Enforcement Essentials: Best Procedures for Borrowers Objecting to Mortgage Amounts

 

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Representative Work

  • Parktrail Estates Inc. v. Four Valley Realty Group Inc., 2018 ONSC 69 
  • Willowbrook Nurseries Inc. v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2017 ONCA 974
  • Koundouros v. Koundouros, 2017 ONSC 1390
  • Mountain View Hospitality LP v The Lodge at Kananaskis Limited Partnership, 2017 ONSC 109
  • Mcdonald v. Menicucci, 2017 ONSC 291
  • 1623242 Ontario Inc. v. Great Lakes Copper Inc., 2016 ONSC 1002
  • Emmott v. Your Community Realty Inc., 2016 ONSC 7446
  • Tsigirlash v. Walker, 2016 ONSC 968
  • In-Store Products Limited v. Zuker, Torstar et al., 2015 ONSC 6215
  • 3072453 Nova Scotia Company v. 1623242 Ontario Inc., 2015 ONSC 2105
  • In the Matter of the Proposal of Casimir Capital, 2015 ONSC 2819
  • Hazelton Lanes Inc. v. 1707590 Ontario Limited, 2014 ONCA 793
  • Andrews v. Ballantry Homes, 2014 ONSC 5238
  • In-Store Products Limited v. Zuker, 2013 ONSC 7091
  • 1159607 Ontario Inc. v. Country Style Food Services Inc., 2013 ONCA 589
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP v. Guberman, 2012 ONCA 679
  • Vera Gacanin v. David Macedo, 2012 ONCA 246

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Privacy Litigation and Regulatory Update, Lexpert's 10th Annual Privacy and Data Protection Seminar, November 27, 2018
  • Women in Commercial Law: Bringing Men Into the Conversation, The Advocates' Society, April 3, 2018
  • Blockchain – The Promise and the Perils, Lexpert Information Privacy and Data Protection Conference, November 30, 2017.
  • Top Cases in Commercial Litigation, The Advocates’ Society, March 1, 2017
  • Practice Gems: Mortgage Enforcement Essentials, Law Society of Upper Canada, September 2014 and 2016

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Advocates Society, Vice-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group 

Education

  • University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2010
  • McGill University, BA, 2005
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