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Aug 26, 2021
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84 Aird & Berlis Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022

Sherri M. Altshuler, Ian Aversa, Paige Backman, Leonard Baranek, Neil Bass, Maggie Bassani, Jack Bernstein, Jennifer A. Bishop, Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Fiona Brown, Donald Carr, Fred D. Cass, Ron W. Clark, Joanne C. Coldwell, Aaron Collins, Eileen P. K. Costello, Peter K. Czegledy, D. Robb English, Richard Epstein, Ed Esposto, Thomas A. Fenton, Harry M. Fogul, Patricia A. Foran, Jill P. Fraser, Stanley W. L. Freedman, Faruk Gafic, Marco Gammone, Angelo Gentile, Tony Gioia, Steven L. Graff, Francesco Gucciardo, Tom Halinski, Patrick Harrington, Matthew Hibbert, Michael F. Horvat, Donald B. Johnston, Norman I. Kahn, Neill Kalvin, Steven Kelman, Richard M. Kimel, Kim Kovar, Martin Kovnats, Lorenzo Lisi, John J. Longo, Leo F. Longo, John Mascarin, Paul V. McCallen, Derek J. McCallum, Andrea McEwan, Bernie McGarva, Edward Miller, Cecilia M. Moffat, David P. Neligan, Margaret T. Nelligan, Dennis M. O'Leary, N. Jane Pepino, Marni Pernica, Archie Rabinowitz , Clifford Rand, Joel M. Rose, Cynthia R. C. Sefton, Danielle M. Shields, Andrea Skinner, Michael D. Smith, Sanj Sood, Miranda Spence, David Stevens, Scott Stoll, Louise R. Summerhill, David Takenaka, Steve J. Tenai, Kimberly Thomas, Sidonia J. Tomasella, Hon. Peter Van Loan, Jennifer A. Wainwright, Monty Warsh, Andrew Webster, Donald L. West, Christopher J. Williams, Barbara Worndl, Melanie A. Yach, Steven Zakem and Stephen Zolf

Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that 84 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

The firm is recognized across 43 practice areas and received 17 new listings*. In addition, three of our lawyers are included as “Lawyer of the Year” in their region/practice area.

Aboriginal Law
Kimberly Thomas*

Administrative and Public Law
Christopher J. Williams

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bernie McGarva
Archie Rabinowitz

Asset-Based Lending Practice
Aaron T. Collins
Jill P. Fraser

Banking and Finance Law
Ian Aversa
Aaron T. Collins
D. Robb English
Richard Epstein
Jill P. Fraser
Tony Gioia
Steven L. Graff

Cannabis Law
Sherri M. Altshuler
Fiona Brown*
Richard M. Kimel

Charities/Non-Profit Law
Rachel L. Blumenfeld

Class Action Litigation
Steve J. Tenai

Commercial Leasing Law
Faruk Gafic
Marco Gammone
Randy T. Hooke
Derek J. McCallum
Monty Warsh

Communications Law
Stephen Zolf

Construction Law
Bernie McGarva

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
John Longo*
Paul V. McCallen*
Steve J. Tenai                

Corporate Governance Practice
Margaret T. Nelligan

Corporate Law
Jennifer Bishop
Richard Epstein
Stanley W.L. Freedman*
Matthew R. Hibbert
Steven Kelman
Cecilia M. Moffat*
Margaret T. Nelligan

Defamation and Media Law
Stephen Zolf

Director and Officer Liability Practice
Steve J. Tenai

Energy Law
Ron W. Clark

Energy Regulatory Law
Fred D. Cass
Dennis O'Leary
David Stevens - “Lawyer of the Year” (Toronto)
Scott Stoll

Environmental Law
Scott Stoll

Equipment Finance Law
Jill P. Fraser

Expropriation Law
David P. Neligan
Christopher J. Williams

Gaming Law
Peter K. Czegledy
Joel M. Rose QC

Health Care Law
Danielle M. Shields*

Information Technology Law
Donald B. Johnston
David Takenaka*

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Ian Aversa
D. Robb English
Harry M. Fogul
Steven L. Graff
Miranda Spence*

Labour and Employment Law
Michael F. Horvat
Lorenzo Lisi

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tony Gioia

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Steven Kelman
Martin E. Kovnats
Donald L. West

Mining Law
Thomas A. Fenton*
Richard M. Kimel

Municipal Law
Maggie Bassani*
Eileen P. K. Costello
Patricia A. Foran
Tom Halinski
Patrick Harrington
Kim Kovar
Leo F. Longo
John Mascarin
N. Jane Pepino QC
Andrea Skinner*
Sidonia J. Tomasella*
Peter Van Loan
Christopher J. Williams
Steven Zakem

Oil and Gas Law
Fred D. Cass

Privacy and Data Security Law
Paige Backman
Donald B. Johnston

Product Liability Law
Cynthia R. C. Sefton

Public Procurement Law
Donald B. Johnston

Real Estate Law
Leonard E. Baranek
Norman I. Kahn
Neill Kalvin
Kim Kovar
Leo F. Longo
John Mascarin
N. Jane Pepino QC
Michael D. Smith
Monty Warsh
Andrew Webster
Steven Zakem

Securities Law
Margaret T. Nelligan
Steve J. Tenai
Jennifer A. Wainwright

Sports Law
Paige Backman - “Lawyer of the Year” (Toronto)

Structured Finance Law
Jill P. Fraser

Tax Law
Neil Bass
Jack Bernstein
Angelo Gentile*
Francesco Gucciardo
Edward Miller*
Clifford Rand*
Louise R. Summerhill
Barbara J. Worndl

Technology Law
Paige Backman
Donald B. Johnston

Transportation Law
Joanne C. Coldwell
Sanj Sood

Trusts and Estates
Jack Bernstein
Rachel L. Blumenfeld - “Lawyer of the Year” (Toronto)
Donald Carr, Q.C.
Ed Esposto
Andrea McEwan
Marni Pernica*
Archie Rabinowitz
Melanie A. Yach

Venture Capital Law
Tony Gioia 

The firm is also pleased to announce that five lawyers have been added to the new “Ones to Watch” list:

FinTech Practice
Aarondeep S. Bains

Tax Law
Josh Kumar

Real Estate Law
Rachel D. Rice

Tax Law
Robert Santia

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Jonathan Yantzi

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