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.

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.

Aida is an associate in our commercial real estate group, where she is developing a broad commercial real estate practice with a focus on commercial leasing.

Aida completed her J.D., at Osgoode Hall Law School.  Prior to attending law school, she received her B.Sc degree from York University in Kinesiology.

Aida has a passion for advocacy and has worked at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre where she helped hundreds of clients facing discrimination in Ontario. Aida was also a mentor to first year Osgoode students and a member of Pro Bono Students Canada to help with access to justice initiatives for many clients in her community.

In addition to her passion for the law, Aida has committed herself to serving her community. For many years, she has been actively volunteering with many organizations, such as Circle of Care and North York Harvest Food Bank. As an appreciation for her dedication and commitment, she was nominated for the Ontario Volunteer Service Award and featured as the volunteer of the month in the Circle of Care provincial newsletter.

In her free time, Aida enjoys running while listening to podcasts.

Sean is an associate with the firm’s business law and capital markets & securities groups. 

Sean completed his J.D. at Queen’s University.  Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Commerce with high distinction from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in management. While at Queen’s Law, Sean participated and co-captained the school’s Law Games Team and Tortfeasors Rugby Club. Sean was also a student caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, which provides free legal services to seniors in southeastern Ontario.

In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing soccer, travelling and tending to his tomato garden.

Sabrina is an associate with the firm’s capital markets & securities group.

Prior to kick-starting her legal career, Sabrina obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from York University. Her graduate thesis was a case-based analysis of the treatment of Indigenous rights and title at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Sabrina obtained her J.D. from the University of Windsor – Faculty of Law. While in law school, Sabrina was the President of OUTlaws, the Director of the Windsor Italian Law Association, and a caseworker at Windsor’s Community Legal Aid Clinic. She remained active by playing on both intramural soccer and volleyball teams.

Before joining Foglers as an associate, Sabrina summered and articled with the firm.

In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, exploring new restaurants and cafes, discovering new music, and playing the guitar.

Vani Selvarajah is a corporate and commercial lawyer. Her clients and team members know her as a personable and analytical legal advisor who has a way of transforming even the most complex issues into simple terms for her clients to understand. 

Vani represents a wide range of clients in various corporate and commercial transactions. With the perfect combination of experience and skill, Vani is a lawyer who closes deals efficiently and effectively, always protecting the best interests of her clients.

Her exciting and diverse professional background includes prior work in refugee and immigration law, corporate and business law and human rights advocacy through Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada at the United Nations. This unique experience combined with Vani’s intuitive, meticulous and practical legal skills, is what makes her a lawyer who closes deals efficiently while protecting the best interests of her clients.

Vani is currently a member of Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, an organization of lawyers who promote human rights around the world, and appears regularly before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Through these organizations, Vani advocates for human rights across the globe, taking active participation in the world’s most pressing issues.

Jordan is an Associate in our Commercial Real Estate and Banking & Financial Services practice groups.

He is developing a broad commercial real estate law practice, including providing advice on the acquisition and disposition of all types of real property, and on the financing and refinancing of various classes of real property and personal property.

Clients and colleagues alike, appreciate Jordan’s ability to move projects forward and provide strategies that balance advocacy and pragmatism. Before joining Foglers, Jordan practiced and articled with another Toronto firm. He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School where he was awarded the Honourable F.H. Barlow Scholarship upon graduation for excellence in commercial law. During his time at Osgoode Hall Law School, Jordan also completed an exchange semester at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, where his studies were focused on international investment law. Jordan believes that this international experience offers a valuable perspective to clients whose lives and businesses are increasingly shaped by globalization.

Marko is an Associate in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, having joined the firm after articling and practicing with a prominent boutique litigation firm.

Marko strives to provide clients with dispute resolution strategies that balance advocacy and pragmatism. Marko has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including the Divisional Court, as well as the Federal Court of Canada. 

Marko obtained his Juris Doctor from the Queen’s University Faculty of law. During the second year of his studies at Queen’s, he interned with the Anti-Corruption Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, France. Prior to law school, Marko obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from York University.

When Marko is not practicing law, you can find him outside playing fetch with his dog Leo, or consistently trying to catch his breath while cycling or running.

Sahar is an associate in the firm’s business law group and is developing a diverse corporate and commercial law practice.

Sahar completed her J.D. at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Classics and a Master of Arts in Latin, both at the University of Toronto.

While at U of T Law, Sahar served as Co-President of Women & the Law, and was a Senior Editor on the Journal of Law & Equality and the Indigenous Law Journal.

In her spare time, Sahar enjoys trying new restaurants in the city, reading novels, and travelling.

Kristie is an Associate in the firm’s Indigenous practice group and is developing a diverse aboriginal law practice serving Indigenous communities and their members.

Kristie completed her J.D. at the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Aboriginal Law and Indigenous Legal Traditions. Prior to attending law school, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, where she majored in International Development and minored in Political Science.

At law school, Kristie was an editor for the Ottawa Law Review and served on the Senior Board. She also supported ongoing projects at uOttawa’s Human Rights Clinic and research efforts towards Amnesty International’s Indigenous rights campaigns.

In her spare time, Kristie enjoys cooking, watching documentaries, and learning new languages.