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Postal Strike Alert Nov 16, 2018 As reported through multiple media outlets, Canada Post may undergo strike or lockout conditions as early as September 26, with Canadians seeing disruptions to their postal service before the end of September. Please note that invoices and cheques sent to and from Aird & Berlis LLP/Aird & McBurne...
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Stephen Zolf Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Sports and Entertainment Analysis Stephen Zolf Oct 24, 2018 Stephen Zolf is highlighted in Who's Who Legal's Sports and Entertainment 2018: Analysis, which looks at the leading sports and entertainment lawyers in the international marketplace.
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Multiple Wills – An Important Notification Oct 18, 2018 A decision on September 11, 2018, by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice known as “Re Milne” may affect planning you have put in place to reduce the Estate Administration Tax (“probate tax”).
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Aird & Berlis Wins CBS Summer Law Challenge Aaron Silver Oct 11, 2018 Aird & Berlis defended its title and won the Canadian Blood Services 2018 Summer Law Challenge for having the highest number of donations!
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Doing Business in Canada - September 2018 Oct 05, 2018 Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to present the March 2018 edition of Doing Business in Canada. This publication was developed to provide a general overview of Canadian federal and Ontario law, and is intended for those planning to start, acquire or invest in a business in Canada.
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Aird & Berlis Awarded Best Mental Health Initiative at 2018 National HR Awards Steven Zakem, Ari Blicker, Corrine Kennedy, Reena Kotecha and Georgia Rennick Sep 28, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to have been selected as the winner of the 2018 Medavie Blue Cross Best Mental Health Initiative Award. Founded by Canadian HR Reporter and Thomson Reuters, the National HR Awards honour companies, HR departments and professionals across the country. Click he...
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Partners of Aird & Berlis Recognized as Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining Sherri M. Altshuler, Martin Kovnats, Margaret T. Nelligan, Scott Stoll and Steve J. Tenai Sep 27, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to have five partners recognized in the 2018/2019 Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining Special Edition.
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Aird & Berlis Tax Partner Recognized in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders 2018 Sep 06, 2018 Congratulations to Jack Bernstein on being recognized as a thought leader in corporate tax by Who's Who Legal.
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Aird & Berlis Awarded 2018 Readers’ Choice Designation by Canadian Occupational Safety Cynthia R. C. Sefton, David S. Reiter, Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Fiona Brown, Patrick Copeland and Meghan A. Cowan Aug 17, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to have been chosen as one of the leading OHS Legal Services providers by the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety.
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Aird & Berlis Is Proud to Welcome Hon. Peter Van Loan As Its Newest Partner Aug 01, 2018 Aird & Berlis is pleased to announce that Hon. Peter Van Loan is resuming his law practice as a partner in the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group.
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Aird & Berlis Recognized as a Leader in Private Wealth Law by Chambers HNW Rachel L. Blumenfeld and Melanie A. Yach Jul 23, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the 2018 edition of Chambers High Net Worth.
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Aird & Berlis Awarded Readers’ Choice Designation by Canadian HR Reporter Lorenzo Lisi, Michael F. Horvat, Eldon J. Bennett, Fiona Brown, Patrick Copeland, Meghan A. Cowan, Barbra H. Miller, David S. Reiter and Cynthia R. C. Sefton Jul 03, 2018 Aird & Berlis has been chosen by the readers of Canadian HR Reporter as one of the best full-service law firms in the country in Employment & Labour Law.
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Aird & McBurney | Aird & Berlis Patent Professionals Recognized as Leaders in Canada Lola A. Bartoszewicz, PhD, Kimberly A. McManus, PhD, Timothy M. Lowman and L.E. Trent Horne Jun 07, 2018 Aird & McBurney and Aird & Berlis are recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2018.
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Hugh Segal Receives Honorary Degree Apr 27, 2018 The Honourable Hugh Segal, Senior Strategic Advisor at Aird and Berlis, received an honorary degree from Queen's University on Monday, June 4.
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Aird & Berlis Partners Recognized as Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining Jack Bernstein, Donald B. Johnston, Richard M. Kimel, Martin Kovnats, Margaret T. Nelligan and Scott Stoll Mar 06, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to have six partners recognized in the 2017/2018 Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining Special Edition.
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Aird & Berlis Announces New Partners Fiona Brown, Patrick Copeland, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett, Lorway Gosse and Kyle B. Plunkett Jan 30, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that Fiona Brown, Patrick Copeland, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett,... Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that Fiona Brown, Patrick Copeland, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett, Lorway Gosse and Kyle B. Plunkett have become partners of the firm.
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Aird & Berlis Recognized in Chambers Canada 2018 Jack Bernstein, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, D. Robb English, Steven L. Graff, Martin Kovnats, Lorenzo Lisi, N. Jane Pepino, Hayden Solomons, Heidi Visser, Barbara Worndl, Douglas J. S. Younger, Steven Zakem and Stephen Zolf Sep 28, 2017 Aird & Berlis is pleased to be recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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Chambers HNW Ranks Aird & Berlis as a Leader in Private Wealth Law Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Melanie A. Yach and Jack Bernstein Sep 15, 2017 Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the 2017 edition of Cha... Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the 2017 edition of Chambers High Net Worth.
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Congratulations to Denis Shapovalov Aug 14, 2017 Aird & Berlis is proud to sponsor Denis Shapovalov, an 18-year old tennis sensation from Richmond Hill, Ontario. We congratulate Denis who enjoyed great success at the Rogers Cup in Montreal this past week. Due to his strong showing, Denis moved up 76 places and is now ranked 67th in the...
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IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Firms' Patent Professionals Lola A. Bartoszewicz, PhD, Kimberly A. McManus, PhD and Timothy M. Lowman Jun 15, 2017 Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney were recently recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals.
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Federal Budget 2017 Mar 22, 2017 On March 22, 2017, the Honourable William Francis Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance, tabled C... On March 22, 2017, the Honourable William Francis Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance, tabled Canada’s annual federal budget (“Budget 2017”). Budget 2017 proposes to build on the current Government’s previous actions and to introduce targeted investments aimed at fostering economic growth and b...
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Aird & Berlis LLP Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2017 Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl, Douglas J. S. Younger and Stephen Zolf Mar 16, 2017 Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl, Douglas Younger and Stephen Zolf were recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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A&B Announces New Partners Faruk Gafic and Miranda Spence Jan 31, 2017 Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce that Faruk Gafic and Miranda Spence have become partne... Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce that Faruk Gafic and Miranda Spence have become partners of the firm.
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Four A&B Partners Appointed to International Bar Association Committees Andrew Magnus, Donald B. Johnston, Jeffrey K. Merk and Martin Kovnats Jan 02, 2017 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.
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The Honourable Hugh Segal Promoted Within the Order of Canada & Appointed to the Order of Ontario Hon. Hugh D. Segal Dec 30, 2016 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.
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Chris Williams' Supreme Court of Canada Win Featured in The Lawyers Weekly Christopher J. Williams Dec 21, 2016 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.
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Happy Holidays from the Partners of Aird & Berlis LLP Dec 20, 2016

Aird & Berlis LLP wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Aird & Berlis LLP wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

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A&B's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group is Once Again Number One in the GTA! Dec 16, 2016 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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Patrick Harrington quoted in the Caledon Citizen Patrick Harrington Dec 15, 2016 Patrick Harrington was quoted in this article about the Peel regional councillors’ decision in the Bolton Residential Expansion Study.
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Chris Williams interviewed by Legal Feeds Christopher J. Williams Dec 08, 2016 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.
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A&B Appoints New Municipal Practice Group Leader Tom Halinski Dec 01, 2016 Aird and Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that partner Tom Halinski has been appointed Practice ...

Aird and Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that partner Tom Halinski has been appointed Practice Group Leader of the firm's Municipal and Land Use Planning Group.

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A&B Recognized in The Legal 500 Canada 2017 Stephen Zolf, Douglas J. S. Younger, Andrew Webster, Heidi Visser, Scott Stoll, Michael D. Smith, Dennis M. O'Leary, Lorenzo Lisi, Martin Kovnats, Donald B. Johnston, Steven L. Graff, D. Robb English, Ron W. Clark, Fred D. Cass and Jack Bernstein Nov 09, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to be recommended in The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading firm i... Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to be recommended in The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading firm in nine practice areas.
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Zoë Thoms quoted in Canadian Consulting Engineer Oct 12, 2016 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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Ron Clark writes an opinion piece for the Financial Post Oct 06, 2016 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.
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Hugh Segal quoted in the Waterloo Chronicle Oct 03, 2016 Hugh Segal was quoted in a Waterloo Chronicle article about the Senate expenses scandal and the fallout from it.
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Lorenzo Lisi writes for HR Professional Oct 03, 2016 Lorenzo Lisi writes about how far Canadian employers have to go to accommodate family status in HR Professional.
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CTLA Conference Held in Toronto Sanj Sood, Joanne C. Coldwell, Patrick Copeland and David S. Reiter Oct 03, 2016 Sanj Sood, 2015-2016 President of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, welcomed almost 70 ... Sanj Sood, 2015-2016 President of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, welcomed almost 70 delegates from across North America to the CTLA annual conference, which was held in Toronto from September 22-25.
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A&B Recognized in Chambers Canada 2017 Jack Bernstein, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, D. Robb English, Steven L. Graff, Martin Kovnats, Lorenzo Lisi, Hayden Solomons, Heidi Visser, Barbara Worndl, Douglas J. S. Younger and Stephen Zolf Sep 30, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that several members of our firm and various practic... Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that several members of our firm and various practice areas have been recognized in the second edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
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A&B Lawyer Invited to the Vatican to Participate in Global Conference Paige Backman Sep 21, 2016 Paige Backman, a partner with the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group and Co-Chair of the Sports &a... Paige Backman, a partner with the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group and Co-Chair of the Sports & Media Team, has been invited to the Vatican to participate in the first global conference on “Sport at the Service of Humanity.”
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A&B Tax Lawyers Recognized by Who’s Who Legal Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl and Louise R. Summerhill Sep 06, 2016 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.
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Congratulations to Damian Warner on Olympic Bronze Medal Aug 22, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is honoured to have sponsored Canadian decathlete and Olympic bronze medall... Aird & Berlis LLP is honoured to have sponsored Canadian decathlete and Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner on his journey to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A&B Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada Across 28 Practice Areas N. Jane Pepino, Don Jack, Jill P. Fraser, Monty Warsh, Stephen Zolf, Bernie McGarva, Patrick Copeland, Margaret T. Nelligan, Fred D. Cass, David Stevens, Scott Stoll, Peter K. Czegledy, Joel M. Rose, Donald B. Johnston, D. Robb English, Harry M. Fogul, Steven L. Graff, Lorenzo Lisi, Donald L. West, Robert G. Doumani, Patricia A. Foran, Leo F. Longo, John Mascarin, Steven Zakem, Cynthia R. C. Sefton, Norman I. Kahn, Michael D. Smith, Hayden Solomons, Jennifer A. Wainwright, Joanne C. Coldwell and Melanie A. Yach Aug 10, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce that 35 members of the firm were selected by their pee...

Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to announce that 35 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

In addition, Jane Pepino was named Best Lawyers' 2017 Toronto Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year.

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Aaron Bains Elected to the Board of the South Asian Bar Association Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Aug 10, 2016 Congratulations to Aaron Bains on being appointed to the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.
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