April is an associate in our Privacy and Data Protection group.  April’s practice focuses on assisting clients in the implementation and preparation of appropriate privacy policies and practices, conducting privacy audits and responding to privacy complaints and investigations.

Prior to joining Foglers, April was a Senior Advisor and Senior Strategic Policy and Research Analyst with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC). While at the OPC, she advised on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and other international and domestic privacy-related policy and legislation. She has worked at the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules as well as the Competition Bureau Canada with respect to deceptive marketing practices. This experience allows April to confidently guide clients through their business compliance obligations under an array of Canadian legislation.

Dom is an associate with the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities Group. His practice is focused on stock exchange listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, corporate governance and securities.

He has experience representing clients in public and private offerings (including bought deals and private placements), reverse takeovers, qualifying transactions, plans of arrangements, share and asset purchases and sales, and stock exchange listings, among other transactions. Dom also advises emerging companies (both public and private) on a wide range of corporate governance and general securities and corporate law matters.

Prior to joining Foglers, Dom worked as Manager, Listings & Regulation and Legal Counsel at the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) for several years. During that time, he reviewed a large number of listing applications or proposed transactions by listed companies (200+) approving or communicating recommendations internally and externally, to listed companies or their advisors; prepared written recommendation with a summary of the listing application, including analysis and recommendation and considered issuers; waiver requests and providing analysis and recommendations (when a policy waiver or discretion was required) to the CSE’s Listings Committee; and explained CSE policies and procedures amendments to law firms, institutional investors, other stakeholders and public  among other things.  

Prior to joining the CSE, Dom has practice corporate and securities law at a boutique firm and articled with an exempt market dealer in Toronto. While completing his LL.M at Georgetown Law University Law Centre he had the opportunity to work at the US SEC Enforcement Division.  Dom’s industry experience allows him to bring a real world perspective and application to the problems faced by his clients.

Dom was a Finalist in Lexpert’s 2020  Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40, which recognizes young lawyers  who have an outstanding track record of success in their field, are recognized leaders in the community, and demonstrated leadership within their law departments. 

Ashley is an Associate in Fogler Rubinoff’s Wills and Estates practice group. Her practice is centered on estate planning and administration, trust administration and incapacity planning.

She provides advice and support to her clients that is tailored to their needs and circumstances. This includes planning in the context of blended families, existing or future corporate interests, beneficiaries or trustees who reside outside of Canada, and ensuring suitable provision for a disabled heir.

Prior to joining Fogler’s, Ashley was an associate at a boutique estates litigation firm where she gained valuable experience on estates and trust issues, such as will challenges, dependent’s support claims, and contested account passings. As a result, Ashley has a keen insight into the legal issues that can impact her clients’ estate, trusts and incapacity planning. She also attributes her commitment to practical, client-focused solutions as a result of her prior role as Crown Counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General – Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. She advised on a broad range of legal issues spanning civil, family, healthcare and real estate, which affect guardians and attorneys in the course of their duties. Ashley believes that her experience in both private practice and the Ministry of the Attorney General allows her to best craft and implement an estate plan that meets her clients’ individual situation, goals and expectations.

Natalia Sidlar is an Associate in the commercial litigation practice group at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP.

Prior to entering private practice, Natalia was Crown Counsel in the Advisory Services Group at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil. In this role she provided advice to various ministries on a wide range of issues including, crown liability, statutory interpretation, administrative and public law and general civil litigation.

Natalia completed her articles with the litigation department of the Crown Law Office – Civil. During her articles, she worked on complex litigation files before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Natalia holds both a Canadian and American Juris Doctor after graduating from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2019. During law school, Natalia was a student representative on the Equity and Diversity Committee for two consecutive years and volunteered as a mentor with the Windsor Law Peer Mentorship Program.

A persistent professional and gentle intervener, Ruth Ambros is developing an extensive civil litigation practice serving First Nations and their members. Ruth has appeared before various levels of court in several provinces.

Ruth is building a practice centered on the rights of Indigenous communities in relation to raising their children. This work is evenly divided into child protection litigation on behalf of First Nations in various parts of the country, and the translation of Indigenous laws in the area of child and family wellbeing as communities reassert their inherent jurisdiction in this area. In addition, Ruth continues to build a general civil litigation practice on behalf of Indigenous clients.

Ruth is a first-generation settler on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee originally from Central Europe. After a first career as a management consultant and a second raising a gaggle of kids, Ruth completed her legal studies at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019 and was called to the bar in 2020.

During her studies, Ruth participated in Osgoode’s Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources, and Government, as well as the Feminist Advocacy Intensive at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, for which she received the Annie Macdonald Langstaff Prize. Ruth co-edited the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, participated in several moots, and won the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Price for Professionalism. Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Ruth worked at Hensel Barristers, which was recognized in 2021 as one of the top law firms in Canada practicing in the field of Aboriginal and Indigenous law by the Globe and Mail.

Ruth does her best thinking while preparing food – cooking, baking, canning – or knitting to a podcast or stimulating conversation.

Marco is an associate in the Securities Law Group. He is developing a broad securities practice with a particular interest in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities regulatory matters.

Marco summered and articled with the firm prior to his call to the bar in 2022. Marco received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Before attending law school, Marco obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Policy degrees from the University of Toronto and held various positions with Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General.

Paniz is an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Condominium Law Groups, which she joined after summering and articling with the firm.

Paniz is developing a broad commercial real estate practice, including providing advice on the purchase, sale and financing of mixed-use, commercial, condominium and industrial properties. Paniz also assists condominium corporations, owners, and property managers in all aspects of governance. This includes enforcement issues, shared facilities disputes, and drafting or interpreting rules and by-laws.

Paniz graduated magna cum laude from the Dual J.D. program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. During law school, Paniz received several academic awards including the Canadian & U.S. Dual J.D. Award and was the recipient of the 2021 Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals Scholarship. Paniz also worked as a Constitutional Law teaching assistant and worked at the Career Services Office.

In her spare time, Paniz enjoys exploring new coffee shops, gourmet cooking and spending time with her family.

Ryan is an Associate in the firm’s business law group and is developing a diverse corporate and commercial law practice. He has a particular interest in mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and financings. 

Before joining Foglers as an associate, Ryan summered and articled with the firm. Ryan graduated with a JD from Western Law where he worked as a caseworker with Pro Bono Students Canada, providing free legal services to community agencies in need. 

Outside of the office Ryan enjoys learning to play the guitar, watching basketball, football and hockey, and flying as he has recently obtained his private pilot license. 

 

Bree is an Associate with the firms Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and is developing a general civil and commercial litigation practice.  

She is becoming a strong advocate and has assisted on a range of litigation matters, including contractual and transactional disputes, and has participated in a number of arbitrations and mediations.

Bree articled at the firm and recently graduated from the dual JD program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy.

During her time at law school, Bree volunteered as a caseworker at Community Legal Aid, the student run legal aid clinic at UWindsor, as well as Lakeshore Legal Aid in Riverview, Michigan. She enjoyed participating in a number of clubs, serving as president of If/When/How and as an executive member of the Hispanic and Latinx Law Students Association. She was also a member of Detroit Mercy’s Law Review.

In her free time, Bree enjoys travelling, hiking, collecting vinyls, and spending time with her ever-growing fur family.

Matthew is an associate with the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group and is developing a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice with a focus on municipal and planning law. 

He received his BSc from McMaster University in 2016 and obtained his J.D. from the University of New Brunswick in 2020, where he received the Townsend Fischer Prize in Real Estate Transactions. Prior to being admitted to the bar and joining Foglers as an associate, Matthew was both a summer and articling student with the firm.

During his time at law school, Matthew was an active volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada and held roles within several student advocacy groups, such as Chair of Advocacy Committee for the Students for the Wrongfully Convicted Society and as an executive of OutLaw UNB.

In his free time, Matthew enjoys competitive swimming, taking his dog for walks, and exploring new restaurants.