Ian is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.
Ian’s wide-ranging practice includes: commercial litigation with an emphasis on shareholder and partnership disputes, contractual disputes, insurance litigation and coverage disputes, construction litigation (including highway construction and lien matters), real estate disputes, matters before the Office of the Integrity Commissioner (Ontario) and the Mining and Lands Tribunal (Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario), professional negligence, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, estate litigation, employment disputes, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, environmental litigation, transportation litigation and health law disputes.
Ian represents lawyers, law firms and politicians on litigation and non-litigation matters. He also acts for individuals, corporations and estates on matters which include: shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, injunctive proceedings including employment-related injunctions and Mareva injunctions, defamation (libel and slander), enforcement of guarantees and theft of goods while in transit.
Ian has represented clients before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, and various tribunals, including the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Ian was counsel on one of the leading cases decided by the Court of Appeal for Ontario on the interpretation of the Tarion Addendum in residential agreements of purchase and sale, and co-counsel on one of the leading cases decided by the same court dealing with the termination of a lease between a commercial landlord and tenant. Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Ian practiced commercial and insurance litigation at the Waterloo office of a national firm.
Ian has a passion for education. During the Winter 2017 term, he was a Sessional Instructor at the University of Windsor – Faculty of Law where he taught Commercial Law – Secured Transactions. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught Commercial Law during the Winter 2019 term. Ian also conducts speaking engagements both inside and outside of the firm. Most recently, Ian presented his paper entitled “Evidentiary Issues on Motions and Applications: Overcoming Problems and Presenting Properly” at The Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide to Evidence conference (Osgoode Professional Development, Nov. 6, 2020).
The Civil Litigator’s Survival Guide to Evidence Conference Osgoode Professional Development, November 6, 2020
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP – Sept. 11, 2019
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP – Dec. 2, 2015
Prepared all course materials, including weekly PowerPoint slides and the final examination, and instructed a class of 40 students on commercial law, which was primarily based upon an analysis of the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), Sale of Goods Act, Consumer Protection Act, 2002, related provincial and federal statutes, and applicable caselaw.
Prepared all course materials, including weekly PowerPoint slides and the final examination, and instructed a class of 60 students on the law of secured transactions in personal property and suretyships, which was primarily based upon an analysis of the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (PPSA), related provincial and federal statutes, and applicable caselaw.
Counsel for the plaintiffs in a misfeasance of public office claim against the City of Toronto and a local councillor.
Counsel for the non-parties/intervenors in an action for, among other things, specific performance of a new home purchase agreement.
Counsel for one of the defendants on a Motion to discharge a construction lien from title to a residential property.
Counsel for the moving parties on a Motion for leave to appeal to the Divisional Court from an interlocutory order granting a Certificate of Pending Litigation against a second charge in relation to a commercial property.
Counsel for the responding parties at a Pre-Hearing Conference before the Mining and Lands Tribunal in relation to a procedural dispute over which section of the Mining Act governs an Application commenced by IAMGOLD Corporation.
Counsel for the appellant on an appeal involving whether an agreement between lawyers (made orally and through the exchange of correspondence) to extend a residential closing date superseded the operation and effect of the provisions of the Tarion Addendum.
Counsel for the appellant on an appeal involving the jurisdiction of the Mining and Lands Tribunal to hear a dispute concerning a claim for expenditures under section 181 of the Mining Act.
Counsel for the applicant on an Application under section 107 of the Mining Act to transfer a proceeding commenced under section 181 of the Mining Act before the Mining and Lands Tribunal to the Superior Court of Justice.
Counsel for the responding party on a motion for summary judgment.
Counsel for the responding party, Coco Paving Inc., on a motion to stay several actions pending the outcome of an arbitration under s. 106 of the Courts of Justice Act
Counsel for the vendor in an aborted residential real estate transaction, in which damages were awarded for difference in the sale prices of the two agreements of purchase and sale for the property in question, together with carrying costs/expenses and legal fees on a substantial indemnity basis.
Counsel on a motion to strike certain paragraphs of a Statement of Claim and on a cross-motion to amend the Statement of Claim
Counsel on a motion for summary judgment and for an Interpleader Order and on a cross-motion for partial summary judgment.
Counsel on a motion with respect to defeating an Easement By Prescription and related relief claims on behalf of a development client.
Counsel on an appeal concerning the termination of a commercial landlord and tenant lease, and the ability of a tenant to renew when in default under the lease.
Counsel on a motion for an Order that privilege was waived by the opposing party and for production of a further and better Affidavit of Documents.
Counsel on a Motion to lift a stay of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and to validate a Mareva Injunction nunc pro tunc.
Counsel on a Motion for Security for Costs, which were ordered in the amount of $50,000.00
Counsel to one of several defendants, in which Ian’s client sought and obtained Summary Judgment dismissing the Plaintiff’s action.
Counsel to Gemstar Canada Inc. in the successful opposition to a Motion setting aside amendments to a Statement of Claim and to a Motion challenging the Ontario Court’s jurisdiction over the action.