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Paola Ramirez maintains a diverse civil and commercial litigation practice with a focus on intellectual property. Representing businesses in a range of industries, Paola has gained significant expertise assisting clients in the oil and gas, retail and cannabis sectors. She has acted as lead litigation counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court and Ontario small claims court.

Over her legal studies, Paola provided pro-bono legal services. She also served as an intern at the civil division of Michigan’s Attorney General and the Detroit Public Defender’s Office. Paola continues to volunteer as duty counsel for Pro Bono Law Ontario.



Rankings & Recognition

  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Dean’s list
  • University of Detroit Mercy Faculty of Law, Dean’s list
  • Zuber Moot – Top Finalist

Community Involvement

  • Duty Counsel, Pro Bono Law Ontario

Directorships & Affiliations

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2019
Called to the Ontario bar
2018
JD (cum laude) University of Windsor
2014
BA (cum laude) University of Ottawa

Publications

Insights by Paola Ramirez (14 Posts)

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Watch as that Trust is Swept Away

Suppliers and subcontractors in the construction industry should be mindful of a recent unreported decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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Jul 30, 2021
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The Balancing of Privacy Rights and the Open Court Principle: Disclosure of Private Information in Litigation

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Sherman Estate v Donovan offers clarity on when the open court principle will give ground to the right to privacy.

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Jun 23, 2021
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Commercial Leases During the COVID-19 Lockdown: Where are we Headed?

Ontario has also passed legislation to protect commercial tenants.

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May 17, 2021
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Ontario Court of Appeal Interprets the TSX’s Majority Voting Requirement, Considers the Oppression Remedy, and Clarifies Set-off Rights

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal interprets the Toronto Stock Exchange requirement that listed companies adopt a majority voting policy.

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Apr 16, 2021
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‘Why’d Ya Do It?’ The Supreme Court of Canada Explains the Duty to Exercise Contractual Discretion in Good Faith

The SCC recently released its long awaited decision in Wastech Services Ltd v Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District.

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Feb 17, 2021
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You should have said something: Supreme Court of Canada Holds That Failure to Correct a Mistaken Belief Violated the Duty of Honest Contractual Performance

The authors discuss the Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in C.M. Callow Inc. v. Tammy Zollinger et. al. regarding the duty of faith.

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Dec 23, 2020
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Supreme Court of Canada’s Uber Ruling Provides a Roadmap to Navigate between Arbitration and Class Actions

Discussion of the effect of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision re Uber drivers class action which invalidated a widely used arbitration clause

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Jun 29, 2020
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Litigating During COVID-19: Still Possible

A summary of the key ways to advance or continue litigation during the pandemic.

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May 20, 2020
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An Unsigned Certificate Remains a Fatal Franchise Disclosure Document Flaw in a Post-Raibex World

An Ontario Superior Court decision confirms that an unsigned certificate accompanying a Franchise Disclosure Document can constitute a fatal flaw entitling a franchisee to rescind the agreement.

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Feb 19, 2020
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The Supreme Court of Canada Will Revisit the Duty of Good Faith Six Years After Bhasin

The authors discuss two appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the scope and nature of the contratual duty of good faith.

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Jan 31, 2020
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Ontario Makes Changes to Court Procedures

Ontario Makes Changes to Court Procedures

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Nov 4, 2019
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Alberta Court of Appeal Ranks CCAA Super-priority Charges Ahead of CRA’s Deemed Trust, but Uncertainty Remains

Alberta Court of Appeal held super-priority charges granted in a Companies' Creditor Arrangement Act proceeding may take priority over statutory deemed trusts claims advanced by the Crown

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Oct 22, 2019
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Budget 2019: New Excise Duty Regime For Three New Classes of Legalized Cannabis Products, and GST/HST Amendments for Health Care and Zero-Emission Passenger Vehicles

Currently, under the Cannabis Act,[1] there are five classes of legal cannabis, namely, fresh/dried cannabis, cannabis oil, cannabis plant seeds, and cannabis plants.

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Mar 29, 2019

Is your site ready for recreational cannabis?

Existing workplace policies will need to be adjusted when recreational cannabis becomes legal in Canada on October 17, 2018.

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Sep 5, 2018