Alex Van Kralingen

Alex Van Kralingen

Alex Van Kralingen

Partner

 
 

ADMISSIONS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2005
  • Law Society of Ontario

EDUCATION

  • B.A. (Hons), Political Studies, Queen’s University, 2001 (Departmental Medalist)
  • J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2004

RECOGNITIONS

Biography

Alex is an employment lawyer and civil litigator who joined Israel Foulon Wong LLP after more than 10 years of operating his own firm in Toronto. Previously, Alex worked at two Bay Street firms and a leading litigation boutique.

Alex is recognized as a Lexpert leading practitioner in employment law. In Alex's employment law practice, he represents both employers and key employees with respect to questions surrounding termination, federal and provincial human rights requirements, and has significant experience dealing with the obligations of departing employees, including pursuing injunctive relief when required. Alex also assists businesses from Ontario and abroad with their ongoing efforts to comply with the variety of legislative requirements that touch the workplace.

In Alex’s civil litigation practice, Alex represents clients from Ontario and abroad in actions alleging misrepresentation, fraud, defamation and other economic torts, Letters Rogatory applications, and proceedings pursuant to the Civil Remedies Act. Alex is also frequently involved in actions relating to shareholder rights, including oppression remedy cases. In those cases, Alex is often asked to pursue or defend against requests for injunctive relief. Alex has special experience with disputes in the context of closely-held companies.

Alex has provided educational sessions to business owners and other lawyers and has had his writings published and cited in judicial decisions.

In addition, a portion of Alex’s practice is dedicated towards public interest matters. To that end, Alex has represented families before coroner’s inquests, and separately, represented a victims’ group at the Long Term Care Inquiry, which reviewed the circumstances surrounding Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s crimes, and made substantive suggestions to improve Ontario’s Long Term Care system.

During law school, Alex was an avid mooter, and represented Canada at the Jessup International Law Moot Court.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Newton Crypto v. Lebon, 2023 ONSC 5536

Ontario Heritage Trust v. Hunter et al., 2023 ONSC 3797

Tsitsos et al. v. Poka, 2022 ONCA 647

Diab v. Tsitsos et al., 2022 ONSC 1999

Tsitsos et al. v. Poka, 2021 ONSC 3418

Fong v. Big Picture Home Entertainment Limited, 2020 ONSC 7503

Tsitsos et al. v. Poka, 2020 ONSC 5108

Telus Communications v. Marche et al., 2019 ONSC 5273

Bradford Travel and Cruises Ltd. v. Viveiros et al., 2019 ONSC 4587

Burton v. Aronovitch Macaulay Rollo LLP, 2018 ONSC 3018

Lucky Star Developments Inc. v. ABSA Canada International, 2018 ONCA 346

Campbell v. Paradigm Sports, Inc., 2017 HRTO 1683

Lucky Star Developments Inc. v. ABSA Canada International, 2017 ONSC 4787

Mal'chykov v. Altima Dental Canada Inc., 2017 HRTO 398

Bernal v. Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples et. al., 2016 ONSC 7981

Al-Omani v. Bird et. al., 2016 ONSC 5779 (Div. Ct.)

King v. MCI Medical Clinics Inc.et. al., 2015 HRTO 1629

King v. MCI Medical Clinics Inc.et. al., 2013 HRTO 1284

Lanteigne v. Papasotiriou et. al., 2013 ONSC 4134

Benson Kearley IFG Insurance Brokers v. Logan et. al., 2012 ONSC 2855

Bowes v. Goss Power Products Ltd., 2012 ONCA 425

Second Cup v. Eftoda, 2011 ONSC 6365

Bodzan v. 1226619 Ontario Inc., 2010 ONSC 103

Amjay Ropes and Twines v. Cordex North America et. al., 2008 ONCA 247

Amjay Ropes and Twines v. Cordex North America et al., 2007 CanLII 36630

Decision No. 2192/05 2005 ONWSIAT 2745