Justin R. Fogarty is Chairman of Regent Law and one of the founding partners. He is one of Canada’s leading lawyers specializing in corporate governance, banking, commercial litigation, insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring, and cross-border fraud litigation. Justin has practised as a partner with several prestigious Canadian (international) law firms before establishing Regent Law. He has many reported cases in all branches of law, where he has shown his innovative approach to solving complex problems. A prolific author and past editor of the National Insolvency Review, Justin has published numerous articles and is the author of the Canadian chapter in International Insolvency: Jurisdictional Comparisons (J. William Boone, Ed.) and in Debt Restructuring: An Alternative to Insolvency Proceedings, European Lawyer Reference. He is a recent contributor to the Book on Debt Structuring to be published by European Lawyer.
He has also been recognized in Chambers Global, Martindale-Hubbell and International Who’s Who Legal. He is a past board member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. In addition to his writings, he has been an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the past director of the TMA, a member of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute’s Board of Directors, as well as sitting on the executive committee of the same name. He is also currently a member of numerous private and public company boards. In addition to his legal practice, Justin was a past Honorary Colonel with the Canadian Forces and was recently appointed as a Commissioner of the Ontario Racing Commission.
Justin has an LL.M. in financial services regulation and has acted for many of Canada’s major financial institutions and U.S. lenders. Justin’s thesis was on the necessity to deregulate to allow for greater competition in internet banking.
Education: B.A. University of Ottawa; LL.B. University of Windsor; LL.M. (Banking and Finance) Osgoode Hall Law School; Certificate in International Negotiations Harvard Law School.
Specialties: Corporate Governance and board issues; Cross-border fraud litigation; Banking and Corporate Finance; Commercial Litigation; Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring.
Boards: Commissioner, Ontario Racing Commission (October 2014 to present); Board Member, Prince’s (His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales) Charities Canada (January 2015 to present); Executive Board of Directors, Canadian Forces College (May 2012 to present); Vice-Chair, Advisory Board, The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (May 2012 to present); Director, 33 Signal Regiment Foundation (January 2011 to present); Member of the Board of Directors, the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (June 2010 to present); Board Member, DNI Metals Inc. (January 2013 to November 2014); Co-Chair of the Insolvency and Restructuring Subcommittee, International Bar Association (October 2010 to October 2012); General Editor, National Insolvency Review, LexisNexis (January 2001 to July 2012); Director, Alpine Canada Alpin (September 2009 to January 2012); Member of the Canadian Advisory Board, Member of the Commercial Finance Association subcommittee (January 2002 to January 2005); Director, Turnaround Management Association (January 1999 to June 2002); President and Chairman of the board for the Canadian Polo Association (2007 to 2012).
Achievements: Founder of Regent Law (November 2014); Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by Her Majesty the Queen through the offices of the Governor General of Canada (May 2012); awarded the Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (August 2011); Chief of the Land Staff Commendation (June 2010); named an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, 33rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals by the Government of Canada (March 2010); recognized as top counsel by International Who’s Who Legal; recognized as top counsel by Chambers Global; named one of Lexpert’s top 100 most creative lawyers in Canada; named one of Lexpert’s top 40 litigators to watch; named one of Lexpert’s top banking lawyers to watch.