Robert Macdonald

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Rob Macdonald is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Rob maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice with a focus on debtor and creditor disputes, mortgage litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, real estate disputes and insurance litigation.

Rob has acted for individuals and corporations, including banks, financial lenders, developers, and energy companies in a variety of matters including shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression remedy proceedings, insurance coverage disputes, negligence claims, injunctive proceedings, contractual disputes and a variety of debtor-creditor disputes. Rob has  appeared at every level of the Court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and various administrative tribunals.

Rob completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University before attending the University of New Brunswick for law school.

Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff in 2014, Rob articled and practiced with a commercial litigation firm in Toronto. Rob was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 2011.

Education & Memberships


University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 2010
McGill University, BA, 2005


Advocates Society

Vice-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group (2018-2019)

Ontario Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications

The 2019 Essential Guide to Limitation Periods in Ontario

Osgoode Professional Development, Faculty,  March 20, 2019

Privacy Litigation and Regulatory Update

Lexpert’s 10th Annual Privacy and Data Protection Seminar, November 27, 2018

Women in Commercial Law: Bringing Men Into the Conversation

The Advocates’ Society, April 3, 2018

Blockchain – The Promise and the Perils

Lexpert Information Privacy and Data Protection Conference, November 30, 2017.

Top Cases in Commercial Litigation

The Advocates’ Society, March 1, 2017

Practice Gems: Mortgage Enforcement Essentials

Law Society of Ontario, September 2014, 2016 and 2018