Adam is an associate with Fogler, Rubinoff's litigation and dispute resolution group. Adam is developing a litigation practice with a focus on automotive law, licencing and regulatory disputes. Adam assists with licencing applications under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (“MVDA”) and the Cannabis Licence Act (“CLA”), and has appeared and assisted in matters before the Licence Appeal Tribunal under both the MVDA and CLA.
Prior to joining Foglers, Adam articled with a civil litigation boutique firm in Toronto. Adam is a team player and his clients and colleagues appreciate his ability to find efficient ways to work through legal problems.
Adam graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 and obtained his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019, where he received the Fasken Prize in Torts and a Student Honour award for his contributions to the law school community.
Outside of the office, Adam is active in his community as a Director with Fair Change Legal Clinic, a Director of Adam House, and a volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, guitar, and board games.
MARCH 10 2022
Ontario's Overhaul of the Towing Industry – Key Changes Taking Place and Ahead
Over the past couple of months you may have seen signs on some 400-series highways referring to "restricted tow zones". These zones are part of the Tow Zone Pilot Project introduced by the Ministry of Transportation, which mandates that only authorized tow companies on contract with the Ministry of Transportation can tow vehicles on stretches of the 400-series highways.
The Tow Zone Pilot Project, in turn, is part of Ontario's broader plan to increase oversight of the towing industry in general, and to protect consumers who engage tow services. The main way the province intends to do this is through the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, S.O. 2021, c. 26, Sched. 3 ("Towing Act”).
Republished with permission from the March 2022 issue of The Ontario Dealer magazine.
DECEMBER 20 2021
Providing a Warm Welcome and Support to Refugee Claimants in Our City
As we come to the close of an unforgettable year, we wanted to highlight a few of our lawyers who volunteer their time and efforts to inspire creativity, share skills, and strengthen communities. Through our discussions, we learned that their efforts to help others was not interrupted by the pandemic.
Each year millions of refugees make the difficult decision to flee their homelands in search of a safe place to call home. For Adam Varro, an associate in our litigation practice, volunteering his time on the Board of Directors of Adam House to help refugees establish new lives in Toronto has been a rewarding experience. Adam House is more than just a shelter. The sense of community and friendship the envelops anyone who walks through their doors is shared by the staff, volunteers and residents – many of whom come back as volunteers themselves.
DECEMBER 07 2021
Why Applications to a Regulated Industry Are Not as Simple as They Seem
Ontario does a very good job regulating certain business sectors in order to ensure a fair marketplace and consumer protection. Three of Ontario's most common regulated industries are motor vehicle sales, governed by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council ("OMVIC"); real estate sales, governed by the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act and the Real Estate Council of Ontario ("RECO"), and; cannabis sales, governed by the Cannabis Licence Act and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario ("AGCO"), which also governs liquor licencing.
OCTOBER 15 2021
Successful Charter Challenge on Behalf of our Client
Foglers was successful on behalf of our client, a car dealership, in bringing an application under s.24(2) of Charter to challenge the validity of a search warrant and to exclude the evidence gathered thereunder. The team included, Justin Jakubiak, Martine Garland, Adam Varro and Paniz Rahdari.
JUNE 16 2021
Registration Refused: How Adjudication in Ontario's Cannabis Licencing Regime is Leaving Store Operator and Manager Hopefuls High and Dry
Published in the Toronto Lawyers' Association TLA Journal.
- Havok Global Limited & Goldlist v. Registrar under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996, 2022 CanLII 16923 (ON LAT)
- Gibbs v. 1207036 Ontario Limited, 2022 CanLII 26217 (ON SCSM)
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2020
- Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2019
- University of Toronto, B.A. (High Distinction), 2016
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Advocates' Society
- Ontario Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Fair Change Legal Clinic - Pro Bono Legal Services
- Board of Directors, Adam House - Refugee Resettlement Home
- Volunteer Lawyer, Pro Bono Ontario – Free Legal Advice Hotline
Fasken Prize in Torts