Gerald L. R. Ranking - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Gerald L. R. Ranking

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Client Comments

"My association with Gerry dates back to the mid 1990's. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the law. Those qualities enable him to assess cases and to quickly offer practical advice/strategies. I particularly appreciated his business mindset and his tireless effort on our behalf. Among Gerry's strong suits are his organizational skills, and his excellent communication skills both oral and written. In addition to negligence and contract disputes, Gerry has also handled serious employee issues in the areas of fraud and harassment, where he was able to combine his knowledge of the law along with sensitivity to successfully resolve these files. While willing to confront parties if required, Gerry is able to use diplomacy to achieve the necessary cooperation from all. Gerry resolves problems rather than expanding them into expensive litigation. We have worked together in both mediations and formal arbitrations. In both forums, Gerry and his team prepared well-written, comprehensive briefs. Gerry successfully resolved our disputes expeditiously and cost-effectively. Gerry's counsel was always sound and he always achieved our business objective. In particular, Gerry's strategic thinking and practical approach sets him above other counsel. Based on my exposure to litigation counsel in Canada, and other countries, I rank my experience with Gerry among the best. I am pleased to recommend him as an excellent counsel."

"As the former General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Canada), I worked with Gerry for more than 20 years. He has handled significant cases relating to allegations of audit negligence, police investigations, demands from the Canada Revenue Agency, and other complex and sensitive matters. As well, he has done work for PwC member firms in the United States and the Caribbean, and handles matters for PwC Barbados. Gerry has a significant understanding of audit work, and is a very capable defence counsel. He is timely, diligent and extremely adept at understanding the complex legal and strategic issues in professional negligence claims. Gerry is also timely and cost efficient. He identifies options and works in a collaborative manner with General Counsel. We regard ourselves as a team and Gerry is a team player. Gerry is innovative and adept in selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution process, including arbitration, mediation and other ADR protocols. I have had the pleasure of being involved in numerous cases and mediations with Gerry, all of which went very well. Overall, I regard Gerry as one of my two top litigation counsel in Canada. I would not hesitate to involve him in the most serious matters. He is a superb professional and is recognized as such by all those who have dealings with him. I should also add that, by reason of his abilitites, Gerry has become the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP relationship partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP across Canada."

"I have known Gerry for over ten years. I value Gerry's counsel. Gerry has significant experience in professional negligence claims. He has exceptionally sound judgment and is able to quickly assess the facts and develop appropriate strategies. Gerry has also demonstrated outstanding organizational skills. He uses document management systems and knows when they can add value in large litigation files. Gerry is also experienced working with professionals and experts. He provides clear direction and insight. Gerry is skilled at applying the right approach at the right time. I have worked with Gerry in formal mediations as well as informal settlement negotiations. In formal mediations, I have always found his counsel and business judgment to be above the level anticipated from legal counsel. Gerry is a strategic thinker and is able to secure excellent settlements. Summary: I have over the course of my career worked with many lawyers in different countries. I hold my experiences working with Gerry as some of the most enjoyable and successful."

Office Location

333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6

Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Litigation