Robert De Toni
Throughout his 24 years in the legal industry, Robert De Toni has consistently demonstrated his ability to tackle the real issues, to handle high pressure litigation and disputes, and to achieve cost-effective results. He is also dedicated to providing his clients with straightforward, practical solutions whether he is representing major financial institutions, families, or individuals. Today, as the founder of National Capital Law, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Robert continues to successfully advise clients in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, creditor and debtor issues, commercial litigation, civil litigation, landlord and tenant disputes, mediation, and arbitration.
After completing high school, Robert enrolled at the University of Ottawa in their Bachelor of Administration program. Robert obtained his degree in 1991 and was selected as a gold medal winner. After earning his Bachelor of Administration degree, Robert remained at the University of Ottawa until he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1994.
In 1996, Robert started his career at Merovitz Potechin, LLP in Ottawa. While at Merovitz Potechin LLP, Robert’s areas of practice included bankruptcy and insolvency, creditor and debtor issues, commercial litigation, civil litigation, employment law, landlord and tenant disputes, and estate litigation. As a partner, Robert was responsible for training and mentoring associates as well as assisting the managing partner with various matters such as strategic direction, marketing, website development, human resources, and employee performance. He remained in his role, helping to build up the firm for over 23 years before eventually deciding to branch out on his own.
Robert opened National Capital Law on June 1, 2020, where his focus areas are similar to those of his previous practice. In addition to those areas, Robert is branching out into conducting mediations and arbitrations.
Over the years, Robert has been a member of several professional organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), and the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA). In addition, Robert has frequently served as a speaker at several legal conferences.
When he is not busy practicing law, Robert enjoys acting as a leader in the community. Robert has served on the boards of Villa Marconi Long-Term Care Centre and the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Ottawa. He also currently serves as the chair of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. As a former member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division, Robert was instrumental in establishing a mock trial program that still runs at elementary schools in Ottawa to this day. He also coached youth sports for several years. Robert explains, “Volunteer work is different from winning a client’s case because it allows me to give back to more people and to make the world a better place.”
Robert De Toni, B.ADM., LL.B., Founder, National Capital Law
40 Torbec Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2T 0B5 Canada
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