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Nina Perfetto*

Partner

t: 416.941.8866 f: 416.941.8852 nperfetto@foglers.com
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PROFILE

Nina is a Partner with Fogler Rubinoff LLP where she practices corporate commercial litigation.  Her practice is concentrated on complex litigation matters and contract disputes for large corporate clients. In addition to proceedings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, Nina maintains a significant arbitration practice which includes many shareholder and partner disputes in closely held corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.

She has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario and has acted as counsel in matters involving shareholders’ rights and remedies including authoring the paper “Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes” published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation, and has worked extensively on litigation matters involving issues related to the Ontario Business Corporations Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act.  Nina has also acted as counsel in, real estate litigation, and accountants’ negligence claims. 

 In addition to acting for her clients on litigation matters, Nina is also a close and trusted advisor to her clients and is often called upon to assist and advise in connection with her clients’ businesses, operations and strategic planning. In many cases, she has become a vital and instrumental resource to her clients, a stabilizing force during challenging periods, and reliable source for connecting her clients with industry players to create synergies.

Nina is an active volunteer in her community and is the past Chair of Villa Charities, a not-for-profit organization which she has been involved with since 1989, and sits on their Foundation Board. She is also the Vice-Chair of the St. Michael’s College School Board of Directors. In addition to her volunteer work, Nina is also involved in a variety of pro bono legal work, including acting as a supervisor of the University of Toronto Moots.   Nina is actively involved in the firm’s mentoring program, currently a member of Fogler Rubinoff’s  Executive Committee and a mother of two boys.

Publications

OCTOBER 04 2019

Congratulations to Nina Perfetto on being selected as the recipient of this year's CIBPA Business / Professional Excellence Award.

We congratulate our Partner Nina Perfetto, on being selected as the recipient of this year’s CIBPA Business / Professional Excellence Award.

 

Dedicated to her clients and her community, Nina is a tireless advocate and deserving leader. We applaud her success!

This award honours an individual who demonstrates outstanding achievement in his or her profession, entrepreneurialism, innovation, philanthropy, community involvement or contribution to the arts. Nina was presented the award on Friday, October 4th at the 67th Annual CIBPA President’s Ball. 

 

JANUARY 11 2017

All in the Family - Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016

Nina Perfetto and Bonnie Fish co-authored "All in the Family - Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes" published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016.

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 issues that matter to you for more than 10 years.

Each article in the 2016 Edition is designed to help you understand how new developments in Canadian law will affect your practice. Topics were carefully chosen and written by authors from across Canada. The Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016  has a truly national flavour, relevant and appealing to litigators in every province and territory.

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JUNE 29 2016

Fogler Rubinoff Partners, Nina Perfetto and Albert Engel were successful before the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in R. v. Coco Paving Inc.

Nina Perfetto and Albert Engel, successfully acted for Coco Paving Inc. in its defence before the Ontario Provincial Offences Court involving an Environmental Protection Act charge laid by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in response to a gas line that was struck by a CPI employee.

This was the first case in which an Ontario trial court has had the opportunity to consider a defendant’s evidence of due diligence in a MOECC  prosecution resulting from a gas line strike.   Read our perspective on the matter and what it means for contractors involved with excavations in the vicinity of underground utilities.

Representative Work

R. v. Coco Paving Inc. (2016), 2 C.E.L.R. (4th) 312

 

  • Co-counsel to Coco Paving Inc. in successful defence to MOECC prosecution.

Aquafor Beech Limited v Calder Engineering Ltd., et al.

2010, Lead Counsel, Aquafor Beech Limited v Calder Engineering Ltd., et al. This case dealt with the duty of fiduciaries when departing a company to commence a business in the same industry.

Orenstein & Partners, et al ats Dr. Bernard Sherman

2004, Lead Counsel, Orenstein & Partners, et al ats Dr. Bernard Sherman. This was a case brought against accounting professionals who were sued for negligence on the basis of a lack of grave concern note on the financial statements in a review engagement.

Inno-Vite Incorporated v David Rowland, et al.

2003, Lead Counsel, Inno-Vite Incorporated v David Rowland, et al. This case dealt with the notice period required for the termination of an exclusive distribution agreement in the absence of a written agreement.

Publications

 

  • All in the Family - Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes" published in Carswell's Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016.
  • Confidentiality and Relocating Records, 2001, Niagara Falls & Kitchener Ontario Occupational Health Nurses' Association Annual Conference
  • Facilitating Relationships Between Management, 2001, Honeywell Canada, Seminar to Occupational Health Nurses and Workers
  • The Standard for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship, 2000, Ontario Occupational Health Nurses' Association Annual Conference

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Advocates' Society

Directorships

  • St. Michael's College School, Board of Directors, Vice Chair
  • Villa Charities Inc., Chair, 2012-2015
  • Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for Villa Charities, Chair, 2012
  • Villa Charities Foundation, Governor, 2012
  • York Region Children's Aid Society, Board of Directors, 1999
  • Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, Board Member
  • Italian Canadian Charitable Foundation, Board of Governors

Awards & Distinctions

  • Recipient of the 2019 CIBPA Business / Professional Excellence Award
  • Registered Notary Public with the Italian Consulate in Toronto, 2012

Education

  • University of Windsor, LL.B., 1985
  • University of Toronto, Honours B.A. Economics, 1982

Professional Designation

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1987
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