Randall M. Rothbart is a tough minded litigator, a battle-hardened savvy negotiator and a trained alternative dispute resolution based mediator. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983 after attending Osgoode Hall Law School. He articled with Goodman and Goodman, now known as Goodmans LLP. He has over 37 years of experience in a wide range of commercial and civil litigation matters. He was a founding partner of Solmon Rothbart Goodman LLP and now serves as Counsel to the successor firm, Solmon Rothbart Tourgis Slodovnick LLP.
A very significant portion of his practice is in the area of commercial real estate litigation including failed transactions, mortgage litigation, landlord-tenant litigation and strategic solutions related thereto. Further areas of practice include an emphasis on corporate and bank litigation matters, shareholder disputes, fraud claims, estate litigation, professional negligence, solicitor client issues, partnership disputes, defamation and the enforcement of foreign judgments. He represents a number of the major building owners and landlords in the greater Toronto area and is legal counsel to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Toronto and served as a member of the Board of Directors. He continues to serve BOMA as an ex officio Director and chair of the Regulatory Affairs Committee. On a lighter note, he also enjoys acting for companies that locate lost, unclaimed or abandoned assets that re-unite these assets with their rightful owners whether they are major corporations, partnerships, individuals or beneficiaries of estates.
Randall has participated as a member of and legal advisor tothe National Pandemic Task Force for Building Owners and Managers which published an industry leading Pandemic Guide for Building Owners and Managers. Heis the creator of LEAP (Lease Enforcement Action Plan), and has lectured to property managers for major landlords concerning lease enforcement tactics and strategies. He has also lectured numerous times for the Law Society of Upper Canada (now Law Society of Ontario), the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres), BOMA and BOMEX. Articles he has authored are published in the latest version of Shopping Centre Leases (Haber 2009) which include “Landlord’s Waiver of its Right to Forfeiture – A Practical Guide” (Click here to read) and “Pandemic Preparedness for Building Owners and Managers” (Click here to read). In the leading text, Landlords Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide (2017) (2nd), he authored “Force Majeure - A Commercial Leasing Perspective” (Click here to read).
He has appeared before all levels of the Courts of Ontario, arbitrations and made successful submissions to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) concerning Energy Retailers and their practice. Randall has completed an intensive mediator’s training course known as “Mediation for the Professional” situate in Washington D.C., taught by Lewis & Singer.