Ronald Foerster

Partner

Toronto
RFoerster@blg.com
416.367.6192

Ron’s practice focuses on complex commercial disputes in both the private and public sectors. This includes:

  • contractual and shareholder disputes
  • liability of accountants, lawyers, directors and officers
  • corporate governance issues
  • fraud and misconduct investigation and recovery

Ron has extensive experience in the hospital/healthcare sector, including corporate governance issues.

He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Experience

  • Chartered Professional Accountants – Ontario – Comprehensive update of governing documents including Member and Student discipline process.
  • Acts for Private and Public Sector clients in internal misconduct/malfeasance investigations and related litigation.
  • Commission counsel on the Arar Inquiry – appointed senior legal counsel to Justice Dennis O’Connor in the Arar Inquiry – Policy Review.
  • Commission counsel on the Walkerton Inquiry – appointed Commission Counsel to Part II (Policy Review) of the Walkerton Inquiry.
  • Acts for hospitals and other public sector clients on corporate governance issues and litigation.
  • Acts for clients on issues and claims relating to the accounting profession, including issues of accountants’ professional responsibilities.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Associate member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2009-present
  • Course instructor, Trial Advocacy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2005-present

Community Involvement

  • Chair of the Board of Directors of ALS Canada 2017-2019
  • Chair, BLG Toronto office Pro Bono Committee, 2006-2019

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) 
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1987
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1985
  • BA (Hons), University of Toronto, 1982