Karl Hopland

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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.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019
University of Alberta, J.D., 2018
University of Alberta, B.A., 2014

Accounting (Major) Finance (Minor)

Awards and Recognition

Jason Lang Scholarship
Dean's List


Professional & Community Involvement

Ronald McDonald House, Fundraiser Organizer
Ryerson Law & Business Clinic, Volunteer