Ken Ritson

Educational Background

• Bcomm (University of Guelph – 2006)
• LL.B. (University of Calgary – 2009)

While studying Economics at the University of Guelph, Ken was a member of the Men's Varsity Hockey team.  Throughout his university career, Ken received the honour of Academic All-Canadian Varsity Athlete for his dual success in both academics and athletics.

Community Involvement

Ken has continued his involvement in the Thunder Bay hockey community and volunteers as a member of the Thunder Bay Kings "AAA" hockey program Board of Directors.  Ken also volunteers as a member of the Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Mining
  • Franchise
  • Banking
  • Aboriginal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estates
  • Condominium
  • Construction
  • Municipal 


Ken Ritson is a partner at Cheadles LLP and specializes in Corporate and Commercial Law, providing a broad range of services for business owners and their companies - from the idea stage to exit, including:

  • incorporations
  • financings
  • mergers/amalgamations
  • risk management
  • debt collection 
  • corporate governance
  • asset purchase/sales
  • share purchase/sales
  • shareholder or partnership agreements 

Ken's clients range from owner operated entrepreneurial businesses, non-profit organizations, professional corporations and high tech firms, to large institutions and everything in between.

Since joining at Cheadles LLP, Ken has been a regular presenter at seminars for the Canadian Condominium Institute (Northwestern Ontario Chapter), and has become familiar with all areas of Condominium Law, including developing, buying and selling. 

Ken was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  When he is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hiking and hockey.


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