Ross Francis

Ross Francis
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Ross came to Fogler, Rubinoff LLP in October of 1995 following a successful career in the Canadian Football League.

Followed by approximately nine years of practice comprised of a combination of private practice with a large national firm and as in-house counsel and corporate secretary of a publicly-traded international real estate development and management company. As a senior member of our Business Law Department, Ross’ broad experience allows him to tackle a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. In addition, Ross has vast experience in dealing with contested shareholder meetings, which allows him, at times, to combine his legal and football skills.

Ross also applies his strong commercial law background to assist a number of First Nations across Canada in a wide variety of commercial transactions, primarily in the area of renewable energy projects. Ross has been involved in the negotiation of capacity funding agreements, community benefit agreements and the structuring and negotiation of the terms upon which the First Nations participate in energy projects. Ross has also negotiated land lease terms with the provincial government on behalf of a particular First Nation.

Education & Memberships


Osgoode Hall Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1986
Queen's University School of Business, Masters of Business Administration, 1981
Queen's University, Bachelor of Arts, 1979


Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaker, Ontario First Nation Economic Forum

Workshop: Legal and Tax Immunity, October 13, 2016