Professional Background

Evan Rankin is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. A thorough, tough, and responsive litigator with a passion for history and resolving disputes, Evan has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (as prosecution counsel), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Ontario Securities Commission.

Evan frequently represents directors, officers, and their companies in shareholder and contract disputes, class actions and professional negligence claims. As an experienced freedom of expression advocate, Evan recently intervened on behalf of a major not-for-profit in a precedent-setting constitutional case.

Before joining the firm, Evan articled at the Enforcement Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, giving him special insight into a complex and growing area of litigation. He has since advised clients on the potential impact of securities laws to their businesses.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2017
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2016
  • Master of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, 2010

Memberships

  • Member, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Advocates’ Society

Community + Volunteering

  • Former Volunteer, International Human Rights Program, University of Toronto

Recently served as counsel to:

Publications

  • Co-author, “The Emergencies Act and the Construction Industry”, May, 2020
  • Poonian and the standard of review applied to securities regulatory decisions”, The Advocates’ Journal (2019) Vol. 37, No. 4
  • Co-Author, “SLAPP in the Face – Bondfield Prevails in Anti-SLAPP Motion”, April 2019.
  • “Assessing Damages for the Public Disclosure of Private Facts: The Case of Jane Doe 464533 v ND” (2017) 42 Queen’s LJ 135