At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Eric N. Hoffstein




Eric practices corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a special focus on trust, estate and charity/not-for-profit law. Eric also has extensive experience in construction litigation and real property disputes. Eric has appeared as counsel at all levels of Ontario courts and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Eric regularly appears before the Toronto Estates List. His broad experience in trust and estate disputes includes passing of accounts, will challenges, guardianships, dependant relief applications, interpretations, variations, rectifications, and related proceedings.

Eric's experience in construction, real property and commercial leasing disputes includes construction lien and trust claims, professional negligence, product liability, mining, land rights, boundary and mortgage enforcement proceedings.

As a corporate commercial litigator, Eric has helped clients with fraud investigation and recovery, shareholder disputes, oppression remedies, debt collection, foreign judgement enforcement and risk management advice for private companies.

Multiple Wills Alert


NOVEMBER 01 2018

Multiple Wills Alert!

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Re Milne) may affect the Wills of clients who have used multiple Wills to reduce probate fees. If you have Primary and Secondary Wills in place, this court decision may put that planning in jeopardy...

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OCTOBER 11 2018

Eric Hoffstein will be presenting at the LSO's Annual Estates & Trusts Summit.

Eric Hoffstein will be presenting on Will Interpretation Issues for Solicitors at the LSO's flagship Estates and Trusts Summit. 

Professional Designations

 Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP)


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2001
University of Windsor, LL.B. 1999
McGill University, Bachelor of Science, 1996


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Canada
  • Estate Planning Council of Toronto
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • The Advocates' Society
  • CBA
  • OBA, Trusts & Estates Law Section
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Owners and Pilots Association


  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada: Trusts and Estates
  • Repeatedly Recommended as a Leading Practitioner in the Canadian Lexpert® Directory:Estate & Personal Tax Planning - Estate Litigation


Ontario Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section, former Executive Committee member


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