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George Ruggiero, the firm’s managing partner, has practised commercial real estate law exclusively since his call to the Bar in 1984, working only for builder/developer and institutional and private lender clients. He has completed legal work for land development projects from land acquisition to house and condominium unit sales, including financings and joint ventures. George joined the firm in 1991, became a partner in 1994 and a name partner in 2000.
In 1993, George was the first editor of the firm newsletter, which continues today as a valuable communication tool for clients. The SR Law annual Builders’ Lunch, pioneered by George in 1993 as a networking opportunity for builder and lender clients, is highly regarded in the industry. He has written for the Ontario Lawyers Weekly, instructed at the Bar Admission Course and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. George was one of only a handful of students admitted to the University of Toronto Law School after only two years of undergraduate study; he graduated from Law School in 1982 and completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Toronto while articling. George was only one of two students to graduate with High Distinction. George obtained the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto on October 3, 2005.
Active in the community, George was on the Board of Directors for Providence Healthcare in Scarborough from 2006 to 2014. George and his wife Carmelanna are proud to be patrons of the highly acclaimed Grano Speakers Series.