At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Blair W.M. Bowen

Partner

Toronto

PROFILE

Blair is a trial lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial litigation. Blair has conducted numerous trials, commercial arbitrations and appeals for more than 30 years. Clients appreciate his experienced approach to dispute resolution with strategies that balance advocacy and pragmatism.

Blair has appeared as counsel in all levels of court in Ontario as well as in the Superior Courts of, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, the Court of Appeal and British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada and in leave applications to the Supreme Court of Canada. Blair has argued matters before tribunals such as the Ontario Securities Commission and the Law Society Tribunal. Blair is a strong advocate on behalf of his clients and his extensive trial experience allow him to help clients both in and out of the courtroom.

A representative sample of Blair's experience includes:

  • Defending product liability claims on behalf of a manufacturer of heavy duty commercial vehicles
  • Acting for shareholders of corporations in prosecuting and defending oppression remedy and related claims
  • Representing employers in breach of fiduciary duty and breach of confidence actions against departing executives
  • Acting for manufacturers in contractual disputes with distributors and sales agents
  • Resolving disputes between franchisors and franchisees
  • Acting for lawyers and paralegals who are facing disciplinary proceedings before the Law Society Tribunal

 

 

Publications

MARCH 01 2018

Living In Splendid Isolation: Ten Lessons Learned Enforcing An Ontario Judgment In Mexico

This article presents a cautionary tale for any person who wishes to take legal proceedings against an individual or company resident in Mexico...

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OCTOBER 03 2017

Medical Device Manufacturer's Duty To Warn

SEPTEMBER 03 2013

ILN-terviews: Blair Bowen, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Read the International Lawyers Network's profile of one of our Partners, Blair Bowen.

ILN-terviews: Blair Bowen, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Speaking and Writing

  • Instructor, Ethics and Civility in the Courtroom and Beyond – Litigation Agreements: Duties to the Court and Other Side"
  • Lessons I Learned About the Hague Service Convention, International Lawyers Network
  • Instructor, The Advocates' Society – Examination-in-Chief Skills Workshop
  • Law Society of Ontario, Solo and Small Firm Conference – Tips for Preparing an Expert Witness for Trial
  • Program Co-Chair, The Advocates' Society – Privilege: A Litigator's Guide
  • Living in Splendid Isolation: Ten Lessons Learned - Enforcing an Ontario Judgment in Mexico, Toronto Law Journal, Lawyers Daily
  • Language of Legal Writing
  • Instructor, The Advocates' Society, Advanced Do a Trial Skills Workshop
  • Medical Device Manufacturer's Duty to Warn
  • Privilege and Confidentiality
  • Program Co-Chair, The Advocates' Society, Leading Your Case: Opening Statements and Examination-In-Chief, Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program
  • Commons Institute, Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Witnesses
  • Commons Institute, Court Intervention in Commercial Arbitration
  • Defending Professional Misconduct Complaints
  • Telling the Truth for the Sake of the Truth – The Value of Oaths
  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, A Summary Judgment Motion Primer
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Non-Money Judgments in Canada
  • Dispute Resolution in North America, 2002 - Contributing Editor
  • International Tracing of Assets, Contributor, Sweet & Maxwell Limited, London UK

Professional Activities:

  • Past Director, The Advocates' Society – 2014 to 2018
  • Member, Law Society Tribunal Chair's Practice Roundtable
  • Volunteer, The Advocates' Society, Duty Counsel Program
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Services:

  • Director, Canada Africa Partnership Network
  • Director, Sir William Campbell Foundation
  • Past Director, East York Basketball Club

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1985
  • Queen's University, LL.B., 1983
  • University of Waterloo, B.Sc. (Hons.), 1980
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