Irving Fox

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Laws – McGill University – 1979
  • Bachelor of Civil Law – McGill University – 1978
  • Bachelor of Commerce – McGill University - 1975

PRIOR LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE

  • Green & Spiegel LLP

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Ontario Bar

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Peel Law Association
  • Rotary Club: involved in numerous community projects, including Project Lifeline with the Peel Memorial Hospital, Dream Takes Flight, and the Ray Gibson Scholarship Fund
  • YMCA: member of fundraising committee
  • Brampton Board of Trade: member of governing council; served on several committees and as chair of the business development committee; worked extensively with the business development office for the City of Brampton
  • Chair of Employment Insurance Board of Referees for Brampton (2001-2007) - appointment by Order In Council (Canada)
  • Rotary Club: past director and president
  • Canadian Red Cross: past director and chair of fundraising

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

  • Recipient of Paul Harris Fellowship

Irving Fox

Partner

tel: (905) 366-9700 x223
fax: (905) 366-9707
e-mail: irving@ontlaw.com
PROFILE
ARTICLES + PUBLICATIONS

Irving Fox heads Speigel Nichols Fox LLP’s business law, commercial real estate, condominium, and collection practice groups. Prior to joining the firm in 1984, Irving practiced at a downtown Toronto law firm.

Irving’s business law practice focuses on the purchase, sale, and financing of businesses, and the negotiation and drafting of shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, and employment contracts.

As part of his real estate practice, Irving routinely advises clients on issues relating to multi-million dollar commercial real estate purchases, sales, and financings; joint ventures; industrial condominium developments; condominium enforcement; and resolution of disputes. Clients are often referred to Irving by other lawyers to opine on and resolve complex real estate transactions and disputes.

Irving heads an experienced and tenacious team of lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and legal assistants in collection of secured and unsecured business and consumer loans and business accounts receivable, for financial institutions (Schedule I and II banks, credit unions), private lenders and corporations. Successfully dealing with insolvency issues often play an integral role in maximizing success in collection matters.

Irving is actively involved in the business community and the community at large and has lectured on various topics relating to his real estate and commercial practice. Irving has a stellar reputation amongst his clients and other lawyers. He is often consulted by other lawyers relating to difficult issues their clients are facing and is often retained by those clients to resolve those issues.

Irving was previously a director of, and is now legal counsel for, a pharmaceutical company that conducts business worldwide.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Purchase, financing, and sale of industrial and commercial properties on behalf of buyers, lenders and sellers, in amounts ranging from hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars
  • Purchase, financing, and sale of business assets on behalf of buyers, lenders and sellers
  • Incorporating and organizing federal and provincial for profit and not for profit corporations, and securing loans to for profit corporations
  • Negotiating and drafting employment and other business related contracts
  • Development of vacant land into condominiums
  • Negotiating, drafting, and enforcing co-ownership (joint venture), partnership and shareholder agreements, and resolving disputes
  • Negotiating, drafting, and enforcing industrial and commercial leases on behalf of landlords and tenants
  • Resolving complex real estate disputes
  • Advising boards of directors and property managers of numerous condominium corporations on all aspects of condominium law, and enforcing the condominium declaration, by-laws and rules
  • Opining on and enforcing security against real and personal property pursuant to the Mortgages Act, the Personal Property Security Act, and the Repair and Storage Liens Act
  • Collecting unsecured loans
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