Lori has a broad business law practice with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. She advises clients regularly on complex commercial contracts and general corporate matters. Lori has acted for entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as multinational companies in domestic and cross-border transactions. She advises both private and public entities, and acts for investors/lenders as well as investees/borrowers. Lori has advised clients on investment structures, private equity and venture capital transactions, shareholder and partnership agreements, share and asset purchases, business combinations, reorganizations and security arrangements. She has acted on various private and public financings, involving both debt and equity.
Lori represents Canadian and international clients in a broad range of industries including technology, entertainment, manufacturing, transportation, natural resources and consumer products. She is Co-chair of the FR Women's Network and a member of the firm's Business Development Committee.
Lori speaks regularly to professional and industry groups about topics that relate to business law, such as business structures, how to position your company for growth, access to capital and questions to ask before becoming a company director.
Lori is recognized as a leading lawyer in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for banking and finance law.
MARCH 08 2021
Forward with Foglers: Trends and Ideas
We are pleased to introduce Forward with Foglers: Trends and Ideas, a new quarterly publication designed to share our perspectives and insights around matters that are important to our clients both inside and outside the boardroom. In honour of International Women's Day 2021 and the theme of Choose to Challenge, our first issue is focused on promoting discussions around gender.
MARCH 08 2021
Celebrating International Women's Day
Last year, Foglers' FR Women's Network celebrated International Women's Day with guest speaker Connie Walker, an award-winning Cree investigative journalist who is leading the dialogue on Indigenous women's rights in Canada. At the event Connie described her career trajectory as a journalist at CBC; the influence of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report; how the coverage and reporting on Indigenous issues has evolved in the media; and the rise of social media and the platform it has provided.
- Canada-U.S. Commercial Law Guide, Author of cross-border securities chapter
- The Bank Act, Annotated, Major contributor
- American Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
- Canadian Women in Private Equity, Member of Executive Committee
- Law Society of Ontario
- National Association of Women Lawyers
- Ontario Bar Association
- Women in Capital Markets, Chair of Polished Professionalism Committee
- Women's Executive Network
- Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1989
- Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. (Securities Law), 1998
- University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1987
- University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Business Essentials for Lawyers Course, 2006
- Completed the Canadian Securities Course and the advanced securities programs Canadian Investment Finance I and II, Canadian Securities Institute
- Past Chair, Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar Association
- Former member of Council of the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario and various committees of the Canadian Bar Association
- Former course instructor, Business Law Section of the Bar Admission Course