Robert T. Fooks, MBA

Robert Fooks | Calgary Corporate Business Law | McLEOD LAW
Robert T.
Fooks, MBA


Alison Julian


Admitted to the Bar, Alberta, 2003
University of Calgary, LL.B., 2002
University of Calgary, M.B.A., 2002
University of British Columbia, B.Sc., 1993


Robert T. Fooks, MBA, Registered Trade Mark Agent

Robert is a Partner, co-head of McLeod Law’s Corporate and Commercial group, and a registered Trademark Agent. His practice is transaction-based where he advises clients on matters involving business acquisitions and divestitures, financial transactions, purchase, sale and lease of commercial property and residential property,asset purchases, land development projects and trademarks.

Robert represents family enterprise clients, entrepreneurs, banks and financial institutions on commercial matters. Within his practice, Robert has extensive experience representing dental professionals with respect to practice acquisitions, transitions lease agreements and associate contract matters. He also represents several Calgary restaurant owners and Chefs in various aspects of their businesses.

Robert assists clients with obtaining trademarks involving strategic counseling, selection, adoption and use of trademarks and related intellectual property.

Prior to joining McLeod Law, Robert worked for several years in his family’s construction business. His approach to client service is to provide practical legal solutions focused on the issues at-hand with a  thorough understanding of their unique situation, challenges and market place.


  • Recognized as "Top 40 Under 40" in Calgary, Alberta by Calgary Inc. Magazine, 2007
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Copyright program, 2009
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Trademarks program, 2006

Teaching Roles

  • Course Instructor for Global Environment of Business, U of C, Haskayne School of Business
  • Course Instructor for the Real Estate Development Certificate program, U of C, Continuing Education
  • Sessional Instructor on business and business law course at the Undergraduate and MBA levels University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business (Faculties of Entrepreneurship and Business Environment)
  • Mount Royal University, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Program, Risk Management and Business Law
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Bridging the Gap for Foreign Trained Accountants

Professional Associations & Activities

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Mortgage Loans Association of Alberta
  • Registered Trade-mark Agent

Community Involvement

  • Judge, Small Business Week Awards, Calgary Chamber, 2013-2015
  • Judge & Coach, Social Venture Partners (SVP), FastPitch
  • Member, University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, Management Advisory Council (MAC)
  • Judge, University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, Case Competition
  • Board Member and Past President, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business Alumni
  • Former Mentor, Alberta Mentorship Foundation for Youth
  • Judge, Calgary Youth Science Fair
  • Committee Member, Trout Unlimited Canada
  • Past Board Member, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
  • Past Board Member, Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation
  • Committee Member, Calgary Stampede Corporate Relations
  • Founder, Fooks Family Scholarship for Business, Law and Community Involvement

Media Coverage

  • Quoted in Alberta Venture Magazine, on the merits of community development and University of Calgary Management Award of Excellence recipient, Eva Frieson, January 2012
  • Interviewed by the Globe and Mail, “Studying to be a Double Threat,” which looks at the advantages of combining business and law degrees, 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Panel, “Outsourcing Legal work/Staffing Alternatives”, LESA Alberta Legal Technology Conference, May 24-25, 2018
  • "Negotiable Alternatives in Today’s Commercial Leasing Market", 2017 Annual Real Estate Update, February 22, 2017
  • Presenter, “Legal Considerations for Creative Startups”, at PARKFORUM, April 23, 2016
  • Presenter, "Lease Management Strategies During a Recession", Leaders Lunch, Calgary Chamber, January 19, 2016
  • Presenter, "Legal Considerations for your Practice", Doctors YYC, November 26, 2015
  • Presenter, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA), Calgary Region, June 12, 2014
  • Dental Practice Transition and Sale Seminar, June 26, 2014
  • "Trademark and Intellectual Property issues related to Bitcoin companies", Bitcoin Expo, Toronto, April 11-13, 2014
  • "Knowing Your Rights as a Landlord and a Tenant", Calgary Chamber: Business Flood Recovery Expo, July 2013