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Alexander Evangelista

Associate

Toronto

PROFILE

Alex is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He is developing a broad commercial litigation practice, with experience in contract, shareholder and partnership, construction, real property, insolvency, negligence, administrative and product liability disputes.

He regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Commercial List in Toronto. Alex also has experience in proceedings before the Federal Court of Canada, administrative tribunals and private arbitrators. Prior to joining Foglers, Alex articled with a prominent litigation firm in Toronto. 

Alex believes in results-based litigation. He is a tenacious but pragmatic advocate, tailoring his approach to his clients’ individual needs and exhaustively drilling down on the key issues in their cases.

Alex graduated from the University of Toronto in 2015 and obtained his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018. While at Osgoode, Alex served as President of the Legal and Literary Society, Osgoode’s student government. He also competed as an oralist in the Price Media Law Moot, representing Osgoode at Cardozo Law School and Oxford University.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys warming up his courtroom vocal chords at live concerts, creating custom art pieces (commissions open), playing guitar, and being walked by his dog.

Publications

APRIL 11 2022

STANDING UP TO THE SCHOOLYARD BULLY: TIPS FOR DEALING WITH DIFFICULT SENIOR LAWYERS

Being a junior lawyer can be a stressful experience. You're dealing with unfamiliar challenges and competing demands on a daily basis, all while trying to improve your skills in a fast-paced profession. However, there is one experience that stands out for many junior lawyers: dealing with difficult senior counsel on the other side of a file. It can come in the form of an unexpectedly aggressive position or an unwelcome piece of commentary on how you're doing your job: "never in all my years of practice have I seen someone do [x]" or "I'm very disappointed that you're doing [y]" are two favourites. 

But just because a lawyer has a few more years of experience than you does not mean that they are in the right. Learning how to handle senior lawyers who are all-too-comfortable resorting to bullying is an essential part of any lawyer's toolbox. Here are some tips for dealing with those bullies. 

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APRIL 05 2022

(Somewhat) Gone, But Not Forgotten: Incoming Changes to Courtroom and Attendance Protocols in Civil Litigation

On April 19, 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will be implementing three new sets of civil litigation guidelines. These guidelines focus on the presumptive mode of attendance for Superior Court proceedings, the presumptive mode of attendance for Small Claims Court proceedings and etiquette for those proceedings moving forward.

Two important highlights stand out in these guidelines: the Court will now be directing that some civil litigation events proceed in person (rather than virtually) and will now be requiring counsel to once again gown for certain attendances.

The attached article is a breakdown of the protocols that counsel will need to abide by starting April 19, 2022.

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DECEMBER 01 2021

Part Two: Litigating Like it’s 2021: Courts Get Into Swing of Virtual Proceedings

As we discussed in the first article of this two-part series, courts have increasingly emphasized how they will expect litigants and their counsel to adapt to virtual proceedings in order to safely move matters forward.

To read the full article published by The Lawyer's Daily click here.

 

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

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NOVEMBER 30 2021

Part One: Litigating Like it’s 2021: Courts Get Into Swing of Virtual Proceedings

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and with no clear end in sight, Ontario courts are continuing to provide guidance on their expectations around litigating virtually. Specifically, since the pandemic began, courts have increasingly emphasized how they will expect litigants and their counsel to adapt to virtual proceedings in order to safely move matters forward. By extension, they are less sympathetic to parties who insist on proceeding in person. 

To read the full article published by The Lawyer's Daily click here.

 

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

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NOVEMBER 22 2021

Today I'm Going to Litigate Like it's 2021: The Courts' Expectations on Virtual Litigation

Over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario Courts are continuing to comment on their expectations around litigating virtually. Specifically, since the pandemic began, Courts have increasingly emphasized how they will expect litigants and their counsel to adapt to virtual proceedings. In contrast, they are less sympathetic to parties who insist on proceeding in-person. Here are some recent highlights on this topic.

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JUNE 16 2021

Published in JUST: Forging Your Own Path: Alternative Routes to Big Law

Featured in the OBA's JUST Magazine:

APRIL 16 2021

Forging Your Own Path: Alternative Routes to Big Law

DECEMBER 08 2020

New Year, New Normal: Extensive Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure

On November 30, 2020, a new regulation to amend the Ontario Rules of Civil ProcedureO. Reg. 689/20 — was filed. It will come into effect on January 1, 2021.

The regulation introduces various amendments to the Rules which take into consideration our increasingly virtual litigation practices. These amendments will include new rules around virtual hearings, electronic signatures, commissioning, preparing documents and electronically exchanging documents.

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NOVEMBER 13 2020

Shining a Light on Privacy: Untangling the Web of Canadian Privacy Laws

Bonnie Fish and Alexander Evangelista co-authored "Shining a Light on Privacy: Untangling the Web of Canadian Privacy Laws" published in Thomson Reuters' Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2020. This paper is intended to offer guidance in navigating the expanding landscape of Canadian privacy laws.

Regularly cited by appellate courts across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Annual Review of Civil Litigation has been providing leading-edge coverage of the civil litigation issues of the day.

Each article in this edition is designed to help you understand how new developments in Canadian law will affect your practice.

 

Reproduced by permission of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited from Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2020, ed. The Honourable Mr. Justice Todd L. Archibald.

 

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MAY 01 2020

Top Takeaways in Commercial Litigation, 2019

Takeaways from The Advocates' Society annual Top Cases in Commercial Litigation program. Republished with permission from The Advocates' Society.

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MARCH 25 2020

Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Your Matter Urgent?

On March 17, 2020, the Ontario Superior Court began restricting the matters that would be heard amidst COVID-19 concerns. For civil and commercial matters in Toronto, the Court will only be hearing matters related to outstanding warrants or urgent and time sensitive motions that pose a risk of immediate and significant financial repercussions if they are not dealt with. This leaves an important question unanswered: what is considered urgent?

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Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2018
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (High Distinction), 2015

Publications

 Shining a Light on Privacy: Untangling the Web of Canadian Privacy Laws, Annual Review of Civil Litigation (2020)

Memberships

  • The Advocates' Society, Member-at-Large, Insolvency Litigation Practice Group, 2021-2022 Term
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member-at-Large, Young Lawyers Division, 2021-2022 Term
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario 

Representative Work

Awards/Recognition

  • Osgoode Hall Dean’s Gold Key Award
  • Osgoode Hall Legal & Literary Society Student Excellence Award
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