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Ross Francis



Ross came to Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in October of 1995 following a successful career in the Canadian Football League followed by approximately nine years of practice comprised of a combination of private practice with a large national firm and as in-house counsel and corporate secretary of a publicly-traded international real estate development and management company. As a senior member of our Business Law Department, Ross' broad experience allows him to tackle a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. In addition, Ross has vast experience in dealing with contested shareholder meetings, which allows him, at times, to combine his legal and football skills.

Ross also applies his strong commercial law background to assist a number of First Nations across Canada in a wide variety of commercial transactions, primarily in the area of renewable energy projects. Ross has been involved in the negotiation of capacity funding agreements, community benefit agreements and the structuring and negotiation of the terms upon which the First Nations participate in energy projects. Ross has also negotiated land lease terms with the provincial government on behalf of a particular First Nation.


NOVEMBER 27 2020

Connecting Indigenous Communities to High Speed Internet

With the opening of the application period for the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), which was announced by the federal government earlier this month, there is great opportunity for Indigenous communities to improve internet and mobile connectivity in their communities and surrounding areas at a very low cost.

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APRIL 02 2019

Greater Corporate Transparency on the Horizon: Non-Public CBCA Corporations to be Required to Keep Securities Register of Individuals with "Significant Control"

Bill C-86 Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 is amending the Canada Business Corporations Act ("CBCA") to require private federal corporations to maintain a register of "individuals with significant control" over the issued capital of the corporation.

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OCTOBER 25 2016

The New Forfeited Corporate Property Act and Amendments to the OBCA - What You Need to Know

On December 10, 2016, the Forfeited Corporate Property Act (the "FCPA") and numerous amendments to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (the "OBCA") will come into force. These rules will impose new recordkeeping requirements on Ontario corporations, new liabilities on directors and officers, and a shortened timeframe for the recovery of forfeited corporate property. The new and amended legislation will constitute a significant departure from the current law, and as such, it is important that corporate owners, directors, and officers understand how their duties, obligations and liabilities are about to change.

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Industry Groups


  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • Queen's University, Bachelor of Arts, 1979
  • Queen's University School of Business, Masters of Business Administration, 1981
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1986

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Ontario First Nation Economic Forum, Workshop: Legal and Tax Immunity, October 13, 2016


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