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Justin M. Jakubiak

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Justin is a disputes partner with Fogler, Rubinoff with a broad litigation, administrative law and automotive law practice.  Justin represents diverse clients including lawyers, motor vehicle dealers, automotive manufacturers, dealer groups, salespersons, cannabis retailers, real estate professionals and a wide variety of other Ontario licence holders.

Justin is a certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a civil litigation specialist and regularly represents clients before all levels of Ontario court and the Licence Appeal Tribunal.  Hard work, attention to detail and the fostering of relationships between counsel, clients, the judiciary and other decision makers are the cornerstones of Justin’s practice ethos.

Justin’s main practice areas are:

  • Automotive, transportation and dealership law
  • Motor Vehicle Dealers Act
  • Repair and Repair and Storage Liens Act
  • Cannabis Licence Act
  • OMVIC licensing and registration
  • RECO licensing and registration
  • LSO licensing and registration
  • Provincial offence charges
  • Workplace health and safety and related offences
  • Fire code matters and related offences
  • Debtor/creditor remedies

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 regulators and licencing bodies allows him to assist clients in obtaining efficient and quality results.  If required, Justin is not afraid to challenge regulators and their sometimes unreasonable positions.  He has had significant court and tribunal success in defending his client’s rights and navigating the complex world of professional regulation. 

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 and the Ministries of Transportation and Environment. With respect to the emergent cannabis industry, Justin assists clients in their interactions with the AGCO and obtaining (or maintaining) operator licences, retail store authorizations, and cannabis retail manager licences. Justin has also successfully represented clients before the licence appeal tribunal on some of the first matters to be heard under the Cannabis Licence Act.

With a client centered approach, Justin aims to provide effective, efficient and practical legal representation.

Education & Memberships

education

University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 2003
Downing College, Cambridge University, U.K., 2001

International Law Studies Program

Memberships

Licence Appeal Tribunal Consultative Committee
Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario
The Advocates' Society
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Recognized as a Litigator to Watch in the 2017 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide
Recognized as a Lawyer to Watch in Corporate Commercial Litigation in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Finalist, 2016 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Professional Designations

Certified Specialist - Civil Litigation

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