Ken Ritson


Ken Ritson is a partner at Cheadles LLP and specializes in Corporate 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.

Ken and his wife Jaclyn were born and raised in Thunder Bay and have been blessed with two boys, Reed and Mackenzie, born in 2016, and 2017 respectively.  When he is not practicing law, Ken lives an active lifestyle, and in addition to participating in competitive sports, he enjoys swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing and hiking with his family.

Community Involvement:

  • Director – Thunder Bay AAA Kings Hockey Program
  • Director – Thunder Bay Boys and Girls Club
  • Coaching – Minor Hockey

Publications, Presentations, Awards

  • Instructor for Canadian Condominium Institute Courses
  • Instructor for Entrepreneur Jumpstart Program
  • Guest speaker at Thunder Bay Real Estate Board meetings (topics: Seller Property Information Sheets; realtor liability)
  • Guest speaker at First Time Home Buyer Seminars
  • Thunder Bay Law Association, 2017 Service to the Profession Award

Bar Admission

2010 – Ontario


  • BComm – Economics (University of Guelph – 2006)
  • LLB (University of Calgary – 2009)