Nina Perfetto

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Nina Perfetto
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Nina is a Partner with Fogler, Rubinoff LLP where she practices corporate commercial litigation. 

Her practice is concentrated on complex litigation matters and contract disputes for large corporate clients. In addition to proceedings in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal, Nina maintains a significant arbitration practice which includes many shareholder and partner disputes in closely held corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.

She has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario and has acted as counsel in matters involving shareholders’ rights and remedies including authoring the paper “Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes” published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation, and has worked extensively on litigation matters involving issues related to the Ontario Business Corporations Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act.  Nina has also acted as counsel in, real estate litigation, and accountants’ negligence claims. 

 In addition to acting for her clients on litigation matters, Nina is also a close and trusted advisor to her clients and is often called upon to assist and advise in connection with her clients’ businesses, operations and strategic planning. In many cases, she has become a vital and instrumental resource to her clients, a stabilizing force during challenging periods, and reliable source for connecting her clients with industry players to create synergies.

Nina is an active volunteer in her community and is the past Chair of Villa Charities, a not-for-profit organization which she has been involved with since 1989, and sits on their Foundation Board. She is also the past Vice-Chair of the St. Michael’s College School Board of Directors. In addition to her volunteer work, Nina is also involved in a variety of pro bono legal work, including acting as a supervisor of the University of Toronto Moots.   Nina is actively involved in the firm’s mentoring program, a past member of Foglers Executive Committee and a mother of two boys.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1987
University of Windsor, LL.B., 1985
University of Toronto, Honours B.A., 1982



Ontario Bar Association
Advocates' Society
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

Recipient of the CIBPA Business / Professional Excellence Award, 2019

Professional & Community Involvement

Past Vice Chair, Board of Directors, St. Michael's College School
Past Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Villa Charities
Governor, Villa Charities Foundation
York Region Children's Aid Society, Board of Directors
Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, Board Member
Italian Canadian Charitable Foundation, Board of Governors

Speaking Engagements & Publications

All in the Family - Using the Oppression Remedy to Resolve Family Business Disputes

published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2016.