Justin is a partner with Fogler, Rubinoff and practices in our Litigation, Administrative Law and Automotive Law Groups. While Justin provides his clients with advice on a wide variety of matters, his practice focuses on:
- Automotive and Transportation Law
- Dealership Law
- OMVIC Licensing and Registration
- RECO Licensing and Registration
- The Ontario Child Care and Early Years Act and associated Licensing Regime
- Public Vehicle Operators and Licensing
- Employment Law
- Debtor/Creditor Remedies
Justin has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario and appears regularly before the Licence Appeal Tribunal ("LAT"). Before LAT, Justin has had significant success representing automotive dealerships, salespersons, motor vehicle inspection stations and their mechanics with respect to a wide variety of licensing and registration issues. Justin has also successfully represented livery operators before the Ontario Highway Transport Board.
Justin is a go-to lawyer for issues and questions relating to the following Ontario legislation:
- Motor Vehicle Dealers Act
- Highway Traffic Act
- Public Vehicles Act
- Child Care and Early Years Act
- Repair and Storage Liens Act
- Real Estate and Business Brokers Act
In addition to providing litigation support, Justin regularly assists clients in obtaining and maintaining their professional licences. Justin's attention to detail, combined with his good working relationship with many licencing bodies, allows him to assist clients in obtaining efficient and quality results. Often, delays in obtaining a licence or registration are due to an applicant not being aware of the correct way to answer certain inquiries, or not knowing what information will be required of them during the licencing process. Justin's experience minimizes delay and increases an applicant's chances of success.
As a result of Justin's regular appearances before LAT, in February 2013 Justin was one of five Applicant Representatives invited by LAT's Chair to join the newly established LAT Consultive Committee. Justin assists the Committee in establishing new practices and procedures to make LAT more responsive and user friendly.
Justin is one of only a few lawyers in Ontario with a specialized focus on Dealership Law. Justin's extensive experience allows him to assist dealerships, salespersons and mechanics with all matters involving the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Environment.
With a client centered approach, Justin is dedicated to providing effective, efficient and practical legal representation. Justin takes care in canvassing with his clients the best opportunities and strategies available to ensure great results.
MAY 26 2017
I'm Reasonable, Are You Reasonable? Material Facts and the Reasonable Person
Who is the reasonable purchaser? Despite the use of the term in both the Regulations and by OMVIC, the precise meaning of a "reasonable purchaser" remains blurry.
Read Justin's article in the May issue of the Ontario Dealer to understand why many dealers are left wondering what, exactly, is a reasonable purchaser, and what is he or she concerned about?
FEBRUARY 27 2017
OMVIC...A Force for Good, but Improvement is Needed
While not yet a household name, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council's ("OMVIC") visibility and recognition among consumers is increasing. Read Justin's article OMVIC...A Force for Good, but Improvement is Needed in the February 2017 issue of the Ontario Dealer.
NOVEMBER 29 2016
Workplace Safety...Serious Fines & Consequences for Unsafe Dealerships
Accidents are one of the main reasons people and companies hire lawyers...
Read the rest of Justin's article by viewing Ontario Dealer magazine online here: Ontario Dealer Magazine
SEPTEMBER 15 2016
Justin Jakubiak shares his perspective with LawPro Magazine on limited scope representations.
Justin Jakubiak is interviewed by LawPro Magazine on the topic of limited scope representations. Click here to read the article: Limited Scope Representation: With the right safeguards, possibilities abound.
AUGUST 25 2016
Congratulations to Justin Jakubiak for being selected as a Finalist in Lexpert's Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40
Congratulations to Fogler, Rubinoff Partner Justin Jakubiak for being selected as a Finalist in Lexpert’s Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 competition.
The Rising Stars competition showcases Canadian lawyers that have an outstanding track record of success with complex transactions, contributed to their communities and profession and demonstrated leadership within their law departments. Finalists were also selected for being team players, who demonstrated business acumen and adaptability to change.
AUGUST 23 2016
The times they are a-changing...the changing legal landscape
Like the automotive industry, law is a-changin’. Rapidly. I recently, or should I say finally, started a Twitter account...
Read the rest of Justin's article by viewing Ontario Dealer Magazine online here: http://www.ontariodealer.com/odvolume4issue3.pdf
MAY 16 2016
To Disclose or not to Disclose
Read the article here.
MARCH 01 2016
Repair and Storage Liens
DECEMBER 09 2015
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT SENIOR COUNSEL
OCTOBER 16 2015
OMVIC Disclosure - Dealerships and Salespersons
THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING ADEQUATE AND ACCURATE DISCLOSURE
- The Advocates' Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Licence Appeal Tribunal Consultive Committee
- Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario
- LL.B, 2003 University of New Brunswick
- 2001, Downing College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom - International Law Studies Program
Awards & Distinctions
- Selected as a Finalist in Lexpert’s 2016 Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 competition.