The Team

Ralph Lean


His reputation as a trusted advisor is well known to clients ranging in size from global multinationals to entrepreneurs. As a key figure in their dealings with the municipal, provincial and federal government, clients appreciate the fact that Ralph gets the job done.

Ralph possesses the largest business card Rolodex of any lawyer at Cassels Brock and arguably in Canada. He takes pride in using his network of contacts throughout the province, Canada, and the world to bring companies together in profitable alliances that are mutually beneficial. In his own words, "This is the most rewarding part of my work with companies".

Ralph is a certified Corporate Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Ralph has recently been appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco in Toronto. Ralph is proud to be a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He teaches an undergraduate course "Law, Business Politics - The Real World" and an MBA class "Regulation Government and Socially Responsible Management".

Ralph also serves on the board of many Canadian public and private companies, as well as several charities, foundations and civic groups including:

Score Digital, Director (formerly Score Media) Midlands Minerals Corporation, Board Member Right to Play Foundation, Chairman B'Nai Brith Canada, Board of Governors Honorary Consul to the Kingdom of Morocco Distinguished Visiting Professor - Ryerson University Justin Eves Foundation – Board of Trustees The Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc., Governor Retired member of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board Former Board Member, World Film Festival of Toronto Former Member, Waterfront Revitalization Corporation Formerly Molson Indy, Founding Board of Trustees Past Chairman, Board of Governors, Exhibition Place


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1971

University of Western Ontario, B.B.A. (Hons), 1968 Call to the bar

Ontario, 1973 Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association


Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished™ rating


Business Energy & Utilities Government Relations Hospitality & Tourism Infrastructure International Trade Private Equity Sports