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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.

Publications

SEPTEMBER 03 2021

The Pandemic Pivot: Adaptability in the Face of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic uncertainty caused many organizations to reassess their business models and react quickly to a rapidly changing situation. Despite these challenges, we had the opportunity to support many of our clients as they adapted, innovated and even expanded their operations. In this series of interviews, we hope to highlight the adaptability and resilience of a few selected clients who have made some remarkable and swift changes over the
course of the pandemic.

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SEPTEMBER 02 2021

The Acceleration of Digital Learning: A Q&A With Ian Schnoor, President & Founder of The Marquee Group

While the pandemic forced many organizations to fundamentally rethink their offerings to survive, others were able to adapt, and even expand despite the challenges posed by the past year. We sat down with Ian Schnoor, President & Founder of The Marquee Group, Canada’s leading provider of financial modeling training and consulting, to learn about how COVID-19 forced them to pivot their successful in-person financial modeling courses online – in turn making it available and on demand to a global audience.

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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 Ontario

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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