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.

Karl Hopland




Karl emphasizes a practical approach when assisting clients, first by communicating and understanding the issues they care about, and then tailoring his services to best meet those needs in a cost effective and communicative manner. His goal on every matter, small or large, is for clients to understand and appreciate the value add that he has brought to the table.

As an associate in the Business Law Group, Karl has diverse expertise. Mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings are his primary focus. He also assists with private equity offerings, capital raises and has assisted borrowers and lenders on secured financing transactions. Recently, Limited Partnership real estate joint ventures have also become a key component of his practice.

Entrepreneurial focused, and keen to be at the forefront of emerging industries, Karl is currently developing a practice focusing on startup/high growth companies to assist them as they navigate starting and/or scaling their businesses. His goal is to provide clients with crucial practical advice in the early stages related to, among other things, formation, founder/shareholder/partnership structure, and early-stage capital raises and securities law compliance. Clients are often surprised by the multitude of important decisions to be made early in the process that will shape the scaling of their business. Being at a full-service firm also gives him access to experts in IP, Privacy and Employment to provide additional expertise in these crucial areas.

Karl is an enthusiastic member of the Associates Committee and the Student Recruitment Committee at Foglers.


APRIL 09 2020

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: How Can Your Business Benefit?

The Government of Canada is showing support for Canadian businesses that may be experiencing difficulties due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

The government's response plan is fluid, as the Canadian economy continues to adjust to these turbulent times. It is important to stay updated daily, to see if your business can benefit. Key areas of support, the latest details of which are set out in the article, include access to credit, retaining employees and key personnel, providing market stability and granting flexibility:


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Practice Areas


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019
  • University of Alberta, JD, 2018
  • University of Alberta, Accounting (Major) Finance (Minor), 2014

Awards & Recognition

  • Dean's List – Undergraduate
  • Jason Lang Scholarship

Community Work

  • Organized a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. Raffled off items donated from local businesses.
  • Volunteered for Student Legal Services, providing free local services to low income individuals.
  • Volunteer for Ryerson Legal Clinic, providing pro-bono legal services to start-up ventures in need of financial assistance.

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