Ian is a Partner in the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Ian's wide-ranging practice includes: commercial litigation with an emphasis on shareholder and partnership disputes, insurance litigation and coverage disputes, construction litigation (including highway construction and lien matters), matters before the Office of the Integrity Commissioner (Ontario) and the Mining and Lands Tribunal (Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario), professional negligence, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, estate litigation, employment disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, environmental litigation, transportation litigation and health law disputes.
Ian is known as a lawyer's lawyer. He represents lawyers, law firms and politicians on litigation and non-litigation matters. He also acts for individuals, corporations and estates on matters which include: shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, injunctive proceedings including employment-related injunctions and Mareva injunctions, defamation (libel and slander), enforcement of guarantees and theft of goods while in transit.
Ian has a passion for education. He was a Sessional Instructor at the University of Windsor - Faculty of Law where he taught Commercial Law - Secured Transactions during the Winter 2017 term, and is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and taught Commercial Law during the Winter 2019 term.
Ian has represented clients before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, and various tribunals, including the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Ian was co-counsel on one of the leading cases decided by the Ontario Court of Appeal dealing with the termination of a lease between a commercial landlord and tenant.
Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Ian practiced commercial and insurance litigation at the Waterloo office of a national firm.
FEBRUARY 09 2016
A Win for Landlords at the Court of Appeal: Mapleview - Veterans Drive Investments Inc. v. Papa Kerollus VI Inc. et al.
Coco Paving Inc. v. Durham (Municipality), 2018 ONSC 2849 - Counsel
Counsel for the responding party, Coco Paving Inc., on a motion to stay several actions pending the outcome of an arbitration under s. 106 of the Courts of Justice Act.
The Vinyl Company Inc. v. Magnolia Windows and Doors, LLC, 2018 ONSC 2561 - Counsel
Counsel on a motion to strike certain paragraphs of a Statement of Claim and on a cross-motion to amend the Statement of Claim.
Houle et al. v. Sostarich et al, 2017 ONSC 6025 - Counsel
Counsel on a motion for summary judgment and for an Interpleader Order and on a cross-motion for partial summary judgment.
ON Main Inc. v. Kempf,  ONSC 5152 - Counsel
Counsel on a motion with respect to defeating an Easement By Prescription and related relief claims on behalf of a development client.
Mapleview-Veterans Drive Investments Inc. v. Papa Kerollus VI Inc. (Mr. Sub), 2016 ONCA 93 - Counsel
Counsel on an appeal concerning the termination of a commercial landlord and tenant lease, and the ability of a tenant to renew when in default under the lease.
Sky Solar (Canada) Ltd. v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company et al., 2015 ONSC 4714 - Counsel
Counsel on a motion for an Order that privilege was waived by the opposing party and for production of a further and better Affidavit of Documents.
Bandiera (Re),  O.J. No. 1654 - Lead Counsel, 2012
Counsel on a Motion to lift a stay of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and to validate a Mareva Injunction nunc pro tunc
Canadian Managed Healthcare Ltd. v. Appleton et al.,  O.J. No. 3821, 2011 ONSC 5054 - Counsel, 2011
Counsel on a Motion for Security for Costs, which were ordered in the amount of $50,000.00
Cecilio v. Turnberry Green Homes Inc. et al.,  O.J. No. 5663, 2010 ONSC 7077 - Lead Counsel, 2010
Counsel to one of several defendants, in which Ian's client sought and obtained Summary Judgment dismissing the Plaintiff's action
Gemstar Canada Inc. v. George A. Fuller Co.,  O.J. No. 4878, 2009 CarswellOnt 7151 - Lead Counsel, 2009
Counsel to Gemstar Canada Inc. in the successful opposition to a Motion setting aside amendments to a Statement of Claim and to a Motion challenging the Ontario Court's jurisdiction over the action
- Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, 2009
- Law Society of Upper Canada, 2007
- Canadian Bar Association
- The Advocates' Society
- Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2007
- University of Windsor, LL.B., 2006
- University of Waterloo, B.A. (Hons.), 2002
- Notary Public