“He pursued his clients’ interests vigorously, thoroughly, and achieved a stellar result.” Justice McIsaac, commending Robert’s prosecution of a five-week trial in Todd Family Holdings Inc. v. Gardiner et al. (Ont. SCJ), in which Robert won a $2.2 million (USD) judgment and $960,432.26 (CAD) in full-indemnity costs for the plaintiffs.
Areas of Expertise
Real Estate Litigation
Corporate Commercial Litigation
As the head of Owens Wright LLP’s Litigation Group, Robert represents domestic and international clients in banking, security enforcement, construction, commercial real estate, shareholder, employment and various contract disputes, as well as tort litigation including fraud, misrepresentation, negligence and defamation claims. Clients appreciate Robert’s sophisticated, strategic and rational approach to dispute resolution, as well as his ability to develop creative solutions to resolve difficult cases.
Robert graduated with First-Class Distinction from Queen’s University, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He went on to complete his J.D. at the University of Windsor, where he graduated in the top 10% of the class. Robert subsequently completed a specialized LL.M. program in Business Law at the Osgoode Hall Law School, where he graduated with First-Class Standing.
Robert frequently shares his expertise with colleagues and students. He co-authored a chapter on relief from forfeiture in Tenant’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease – A Practical Guide (2nd Edition), a textbook published by Canada Law Book. Robert also presented at the International Association of Korean Lawyers’ 18th Annual Conference in Chicago as a panelist on “Risk Management and Ethical Considerations Involving E-Discovery.” Robert has taught courses on Advocacy, Evidence, Tribunal Practice and Procedures and Administrative Law at Seneca College.
Robert holds a black belt in Taekwondo, and enjoys reading about ancient Greek literature and military history.
The Advocates’ Society
Korean Canadian Lawyers Association
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
LL.M., Osgoode Hall Law School (Business Law Specialization)
J.D., University of Windsor
B.A., Queen’s University
Media Coverage of Significant Cases
The Lawyer’s Daily – Judge failed to determine whether renovations made ‘possession by the tenant impracticable’: court – January 17, 2022
Insolvency Insider – In the Matter of the Notice of Intention to make a Proposal of CIM Bayview Creek Inc., 2021 ONSC 220 – February 17, 2021