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88 Aird & Berlis Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023

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, Trevor Crowley, Peter K. Czegledy, D. Robb English, Richard Epstein, Ed Esposto, Thomas A. Fenton, Harry M. Fogul, Jill P. Fraser, Stanley W. L. Freedman, Faruk Gafic, Marco Gammone, J. Kyle Genga, Angelo Gentile, Tony Gioia, Steven L. Graff, Francesco Gucciardo, Tom Halinski, Patrick Harrington, Matthew Hibbert, Michael F. Horvat, Paul Jachymek, Donald B. Johnston, Norman I. Kahn, Neill Kalvin, Steven Kelman, Richard M. Kimel, Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard , 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, Kenneth Pimentel, Kyle B. Plunkett, Archie Rabinowitz , Clifford Rand, Joel M. Rose, Michael A. Selchen, Dani M. Shields, Andrea Skinner, Michael D. Smith, Sanj Sood, Miranda Spence, David Stevens, Louise R. Summerhill, Angela Swan, 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, Stephen Zolf, Meaghan Barrett, Jacob C. Brown, Holly V.A. Cunliffe , Ethan Eisen, Alex Kagan, Josh Kumar, Jessie Lewis, Saam Nainifard, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova and Rachel D. Rice

Overview

Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that 88 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. We are also pleased to share that 10 of our lawyers have been listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada.

The firm is recognized across 43 practice areas and received 18 new listings*. In addition, Peter Czegledy has been named "Lawyer of the Year" for Gaming Law (Toronto). 

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
Derek J. McCallum
Kenneth Pimentel*
Monty Warsh

Communications Law
Stephen Zolf

Construction Law
Paul Jachymek*
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
Angela Swan*

Defamation and Media Law
Stephen Zolf

Director and Officer Liability Practice
Steve J. Tenai

Energy Law
Fred D. Cass*
Ron W. Clark

Energy Regulatory Law
Fred D. Cass
Dennis O'Leary
David Stevens
Scott Stoll

Entertainment Law
Stephen Zolf*

Environmental Law
Scott Stoll

Equipment Finance Law
Jill P. Fraser

Expropriation Law
David P. Neligan
Christopher J. Williams

Gaming Law
Peter K. Czegledy - Lawyer of the Year (Toronto) 
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
Kyle B. Plunkett*
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
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
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

Public Procurement Law
Donald B. Johnston

Real Estate Law
Leonard E. Baranek
Trevor Crowley*
Marco Gammone*
J. Kyle Genga*
Norman I. Kahn
Neill Kalvin
Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard*
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

Structured Finance Law
Jill P. Fraser

Tax Law
Neil Bass
Jack Bernstein
Angelo Gentile
Francesco Gucciardo
Edward Miller
Clifford Rand
Michael A. Selchen
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
Donald Carr, Q.C.
Ed Esposto
Andrea McEwan
Marni Pernica
Archie Rabinowitz
Melanie A. Yach

Venture Capital Law
Tony Gioia 

The lawyers included in the “Ones to Watch” list are:

Corporate Law
Jessie Lewis*

Labour and Employment Law
Alex Kagan*
Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova*

Real Estate Law
Meaghan Barrett*
Ethan Eisen*
Rachel D. Rice

Tax Law
Jacob Brown*
Josh Kumar
Saam Nainifard*

Trusts and Estates
Holly Cunliffe*

Further information can be found on the Best Lawyers® website.