Quinn Ross

Managing Partner

Quinn Ross does not tolerate bullies and he’s got the scars to prove it. After a few "viscerally satisfying" schoolyard encounters, it occurred to Quinn that there had to be a better way to deal with conflict. Law, it seems, was inevitable.

Out of the gate, Quinn was a successful litigator at The Ross Firm, with a focus on property, expropriation and employment cases. Over time, as the firm grew, Quinn has shifted his legal focus to business law: corporate commercial transactions, real estate and wills and estates. He has guided Ontario clients in transactions with parties worldwide, including China, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States, to mention a few.

Quinn regularly incorporates, reorganizes, structures financing, merges, purchases and sells federal and provincial corporations. His knowledge of secured transactions helps limit exposure for vendors in a sale and restrict overreaching lenders during purchases.

Quinn heads up the real estate team and treats each real property transaction with the same care and interest whether it is the purchase or sale of a residential home, or a multi-unit, multi-million dollar commercial property. Quinn appreciates the added experience of having litigated real estate matters when they go wrong, so he is keenly aware of potential pitfalls before they occur.

Quinn enjoys unbundling complex issues and structures. He understands his clients’ needs and wants, and aligns the two. This process, combined with his depth of domain knowledge and his ability to quickly digest and retain large quantities of information, enables him to consider multiple approaches to a case, and become creative.

Intense, intelligent and articulate, with a sometimes audacious sense of humour, Quinn doesn’t do anything by half measures, either in his work or in his personal life. A neophyte diver in 2013, he became a certified rescue diver in less than a year. A diving dry suit hangs in the corner of his office, under his court robes. It’s a fitting visual metaphor for a lawyer who isn’t content with simply being good at his work, but wants to do good with his work.

Quinn was granted early admission into law school after completing only two years of a scholar’s electives program at Western University. While at law school, Quinn won several awards.

Professionally, Quinn was elected to the position of 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Bar Association. Quinn sits as Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Working Group on Technology and Practice Innovation, where he and his committee have been given the task of defining the future of the business of law. Quinn is a regular speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association. In his community, Quinn serves as the immediate Past President of the Alzheimer Society of Huron County and counsel to numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Education

University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada

  • Juris Doctor - 2004

Memberships & Activities

2016 - Present: Ontario Bar Association – 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors

  • Chair – Strategic Planning
  • Chair – Governance Committee

2015 - Present: Ontario Bar Association - 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors

  • Chair - Governance Committee
  • Chair - Technology & Practice Innovation Committee

2015 - Present:  Founder Goderich & Area Syrian Refugee Initiative

2012- 2015: Ontario Bar Association - Secretary of the Board of Directors

  • Chair - Working Group on Alternative Business Structures
  • Vice Chair - Finance Committee
  • Member - Taskforce on Non-Professional Shareholders in Professional Corporations

2012  - 2015: Alzheimer Society of Huron County - President of the Board of Directors

Representative Cases

  • Lohse v. Fleming, 2008 ONCA 307 (CanLII) — 2008-04-23 (Ontario Court of Appeal 2008)
  • Hydro One Networks Inc., Re, CarswellOnt 8804 (Ontario Board of Energy 2008)
  • Hydro One Networks Inc., Re, EB-2010-0023 (Ontario Ontario Energy 2011)
  • Troyer v. Troyer, 2012 ONSC 4140 (CanLII) — 2012-09-18 (Ontario Superior Court of Justice 2012)

Real Estate Law, Wills & Estate Law, Employment Law, Administrative Law, Commercial & Corporate Law