Our Legal Partners:
John M. Figol
Diligent, courteous and a smart problem solver, John helps small business owners and tech start-ups succeed by providing critical legal advice.
From shareholder agreements and mergers and acquisitions to commercial lending and corporate law, John assists his clients with all their legal needs. His knack for analyzing and investigating complex legal issues and providing timely, practical solutions in plain language has won him the trust and loyalty of many business owners. They look to him to structure or restructure their business, draft and negotiate commercial agreements and maintain regulatory compliance – all in his personable, self-effacing manner.
John combines a solid background in business law, with previous experience working in criminal law and litigation. Prior to Ross Rumbell Business Law, he worked in the legal department at ERCO Worldwide, A Division of Superior Plus LP, a multinational company specializing in chemicals and energy services. John has worked on both the defense and prosecution side of criminal cases. He has advocated for clients in provincial and small claims court and has also worked alongside Crown Attorneys to prosecute cases.
Education & certifications
Business Law Intensive Program. Prior to Osgoode, John obtained his Bachelor of Commerce undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, majoring in finance and economics. He also studied International Management at the University of Hong Kong. Additionally, John holds an Exempt Market Proficiency certificate from the The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).
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- Marijuana at Work: What Employers Need to Know
- Employment Agreements Protect Against Liability and Greater Expense
- Proposed Amendments to the Cannabis Act
Additional activities and board memberships
John currently serves as assistant general counsel for Espresso Capital Ltd. He is the Secretary of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto, and a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ukrainian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.
John is an avid traveler, a sports enthusiast and has traveled extensively to more than 30 countries. He always enjoys a bad game of golf and a good cigar.
“John has been a trusted adviser and legal counsel to myself and my company for over a year. He’s reliably thoughtful and works hard to give the right amount of advice based on the long-term value of the project. I always feel like John delivers THE MOST value. I regularly recommend John to friends and colleagues who are entrepreneurs and looking for corporate/commercial advice from a boutique shop. Five Stars.”