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A&B's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group is Once Again Number One in the GTA!
Congratulations to Aird & Berlis LLP's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group for earning the top spot in Novae Res Urbis’ annual ranking of land development law firms in the GTA.

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A&B In the News
Chris Williams' Supreme Court of Canada Win Featured in The Lawyers Weekly
Chris Williams was featured in The Lawyers Weekly as counsel who successfully represented the City of Windsor in a Supreme Court of Canada decision that allows municipalities to access justice locally when battling federal initiatives.

Lorenzo Lisi writes for HR Professional
Lorenzo Lisi writes about how far Canadian employers have to go to accommodate family status in HR Professional.

Chris Williams interviewed by Legal Feeds
Chris Williams was interviewed by Legal Feeds about the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in the dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company.

Patrick Harrington quoted in the Caledon Citizen
Patrick Harrington was quoted in this article about the Peel regional councillors’ decision in the Bolton Residential Expansion Study.

Ron Clark writes an opinion piece for the Financial Post
Ron Clark writes about power purchase agreements and the contracts between power generators and central agencies that have recently come under attack in Alberta and Ontario in the Financial Post.

Hugh Segal quoted in the Waterloo Chronicle
Hugh Segal was quoted in a Waterloo Chronicle article about the Senate expenses scandal and the fallout from it.

Zoë Thoms quoted in Canadian Consulting Engineer
Zoë Thoms was quoted in this article about the Canadian government's approval of the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

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Success Stories
Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of City of Windsor
The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its decision in a dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company (“CTC”). The case, argued on April 21, 2016, was an appeal relating to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to decide matters involving the applicability of municipal by-laws raised in an application brought by the CTC.

ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $13 Million Brokered Private Placement, Qualifying Transaction with Shogun Capital Corp. and Initial TSXV Listing
On September 8, 2016, International Cannabis Corp completed a brokered private placement of 32,500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $0.40 per subscription receipt for gross proceeds of $13 million.

Fleetwood Metal Industries Completes Sale to U.S.-Based Private Equity Firm
Fleetwood Metal Industries Inc., a successful Tier 1 automotive metal stamping, welding and assembly business with facilities in Ontario and Alabama, recently announced the completion of its sale to Milestone Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. 

Firm News
Four A&B Partners Appointed to International Bar Association Committees
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that the International Bar Association has promoted Martin Kovnats and Jeffrey Merk within the Professional Ethics Committee and appointed Donald Johnston and Andrew Magnus to the Alternative and New Law Business Structures Committee.

The Honourable Hugh Segal Promoted Within the Order of Canada & Appointed to the Order of Ontario
Congratulations to the Honourable Hugh D. Segal on being promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Canada and appointed to the Order of Ontario.

A&B Tax Lawyers Recognized by Who’s Who Legal
Congratulations to senior tax partners Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl and Louise Summerhill on being recognized as experts in Who’s Who Legal Corporate Tax 2016.