Robert R. Hurtubise


Robert Hurtubise has a broad and diverse practice, providing advice to a wide variety of clients relating to real estate, corporate and commercial matters. He advises and assists his clients on all types of real estate and commercial transactions including the purchase, sale and financing of retail and commercial properties, land development and commercial leasing as well as the purchase and sale of businesses through the acquisition and/or disposition of assets or shares. Bob also acts on behalf of borrowers and lenders in connection with all aspects of debt financing transactions.

Bob will assist his clients with drafting and negotiating transaction documents and also provides assistance to his corporate clients on all matters relating to business and corporate issues including corporate organizations, re-organizations and preparation of shareholder agreements, limited partnership agreements, co-owners’ agreements, employment agreements and non-competition agreements.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Carleton County Law Association


  • Has lectured and presented papers for the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Past Chairman, Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre

When he’s not in the office

Bob works on his golf game and spends quality time at the cottage.

I have referred several people to Melody MacDonell over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone at Rasmussen Starr Ruddy.

— Dawna Christy

A big thank you to Melody and her staff. Melody is straight forward and knows her stuff. Although going through a separation is hard, I was very confident things would work out in my favor. And they did. Looking forward to the next new chapter to begin. Thanks again Melody.

— Kristina Dowsley

I don’t know what I would have done without them. You may not remember every word they say, but you’ll never forget how they make you feel.

— Judy Everson

Their personal skills are great: they’re very easy to deal with. I question a lot and they’re very accommodating.

— Donna Lea Andrews, Andrews Brothers Construction (Ottawa) Ltd.

I like the fact that I can pick up the phone and talk to my lawyer, not an assistant. Other firms are getting too big to provide personal service.

— Ken Crawford, C&M Electric

They have a clear understanding of our business and are very responsive. The partners are well respected among their peers.

— Jonathan Westeinde, Windmill Developments

They’re prompt, intelligent, give good advice, and charge reasonable rates.

— Stan Neathery, Integrating Solutions Inc.