• Ismail Ibrahim
  • Ismail Ibrahim

Ismail Ibrahim P.Eng., M.B.A, J.D.


Bar Admission

  • Ontario Bar, 2009

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Ismail is a partner in our Business & Transactions group and co-lead of our Affordable and Social Housing Group. He brings a practical approach to the law using his experience as an engineer, a lawyer, and an executive.

Ismail has extensive experience in the housing sector through various roles, including General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Toronto Community Housing, where he provided strategic legal advice to the entire organization and its Board of Directors. During his tenure at Toronto Community Housing, Ismail managed the legal services division, the procurement department, the risk management and insurance group, the privacy and freedom of information unit, and the Office of Diversity, Fairness and Human Rights. As Corporate Secretary, Ismail was responsible for managing all aspects of corporate governance for the corporation and its 20+ subsidiaries.

Ismail provides strategic legal advice to his private sector and not-for-profit clients in the areas of housing law, corporate/commercial contracts, public procurement, governance, privacy law, and construction law.    

Prior to law, Ismail was an engineer at a nuclear power plant with the Ontario Power Generation. He also has a MBA from the University of Oxford. Ismail leverages his engineering skills and business management knowledge to provide practical and strategic legal advice for his clients’ most complex problems.

Outside of work, Ismail is an avid chess player, who has played in local, national, and international tournaments, including playing in the World Chess Olympiads.
  • Education
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  • Awards and Recognition
  • University of Oxford, M.B.A., 2019
  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2008
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc.(gen) in Life Sciences, 2000
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc. in Engineering Chemistry, 2000
  • Law Society of Ontario, 2009
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario, 2009
  • Recipient of the 2012 City of Toronto Ombudsman Public Service Award for outstanding public service in resolving claims of unfairness in the delivery of services in the City of Toronto