Robert is a seasoned lawyer, specializing in civil litigation with extensive experience in cross-border issues. He has represented clients before numerous tribunals and at all levels of court right up to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Robert has a firm conviction that taking the time to listen carefully to clients and their needs, and adequately and consistently communicating with them, lies at the heart of delivering effective advocacy. He puts this philosophy into practice in all his dealings with his clients. Clients say they appreciate his calm demeanor, candor and assertiveness both in the boardroom and in the courtroom.
Robert is a member of The Law Society of Ontario and The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi.
A political science graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University at Kingston, where he was on the Dean’s List and received the Dean’s Special Award in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Robert was granted a Master of Arts in international relations by Columbia University in the City of New York, and thereafter attended Dartmouth College: the Tuck School of Business, earning a certificate in business. Robert then earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where he obtained Honours Standing while receiving the Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence and the Norman Levy Prize in Jurisprudence, and was inducted into the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. He went on to obtain a Master of Laws in law and economics at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Michael Trebilcock, and was granted a Canada Graduate Scholarship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Robert was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2008.
Media and Publications
- Rob Rastorp spoke at a conference on Cross-Border Litigation Strategies – delivered in Toronto on February 19th, 2015
- Investment in Canada and the Impact of Bill C-60
- Canada’s 2014 Federal Budget Proposes Elimination of the 60-Month Residency Exemption for Immigration Trusts
Awards and Accolades
- A (Honours) Standing
- Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence
- Norman Levy Prize in Jurisprudence
- Canada Graduate Scholarship
“I was introduced to the Rogerson Law Group for a dispute between my ex-business partner and I in August 2013. Rob Rastorp has done a great job giving the very best advice, and he was precise and very articulate regarding the smallest of issues. I will use Mr. Rastorp in future and will suggest him to my friends and families for legal assistance”