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91 Aird & Berlis Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024

Sherri M. Altshuler, Ian Aversa, Paige Backman, Leonard Baranek, Neil Bass, Maggie Bassani, Jack Bernstein, Sam Billard, Jennifer A. Bishop, Rachel L. Blumenfeld, Fiona Brown, Ron W. Clark, Joanne C. Coldwell, Aaron Collins, Eileen P. K. Costello, Trevor Crowley, Holly V.A. Cunliffe, 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, Ajay Gajaria, Marco Gammone, J. Kyle Genga, Angelo Gentile, Tony Gioia, Steven L. Graff, Amy Grenon, Francesco Gucciardo, Tom Halinski, Patrick Harrington, Matthew Hibbert, Michael F. Horvat, Donald B. Johnston, Norman I. Kahn, Neill Kalvin, Steven Kelman, Richard M. Kimel, Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard , Lorenzo Lisi, John J. Longo, Leo F. Longo, Timothy M. Lowman, John Mascarin, Derek J. McCallum, Bernie McGarva, Christie McNeill, Jeffrey K. Merk, Barbra H. Miller, Edward Miller, Cecilia M. Moffat, David P. Neligan, Margaret T. Nelligan, Brendan O'Callaghan, Dennis M. O'Leary, N. Jane Pepino, Rochelle Perera, Marni Pernica, Kenneth Pimentel, Kyle B. Plunkett, Archie Rabinowitz , Clifford Rand, Joel M. Rose, Dani M. Shields, Vedran Simkic, Andrea Skinner, 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, Randy Williamson, Barbara Worndl, Melanie A. Yach, Steven Zakem, Stephen Zolf, Kristian N. Arciaga, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Meaghan Barrett, Jacob C. Brown, Ryan Cohen, Ethan Eisen, Alex Kagan, Danny Kharazmi, Jessie Lewis, Saam Nainifard, Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova, Kaitlin Soye, PhD and Jonathan Yantzi
Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that 91 members of the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™. We are also pleased to share that an additional 15 lawyers have been listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada.

The firm is recognized across 44 practice areas and received 31 new listings* across both publications. In addition, Jill Fraser and Paige Backman have been named "Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)” for Equipment Finance Law and Sports Law, respectively. 

Aboriginal Law/Indigenous Practice
Kimberly Thomas

Administrative and Public Law
Christopher J. Williams

Advertising and Marketing Law
Stephen Zolf*

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bernie McGarva
Archie Rabinowitz

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

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

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Amy Grenon*

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
Bernie McGarva
Barbra H. Miller*
Vedran Simkic*

Corporate and Commercial Litigation
John Longo
Steve J. Tenai      
          
Corporate Governance Practice
Margaret T. Nelligan

Corporate Law
Sherri M. Altshuler*
Jennifer Bishop
Trevor Crowley*
Richard Epstein
Stanley W.L. Freedman
Matthew R. Hibbert
Steven Kelman
Jeffrey K. Merk*
Cecilia M. Moffat
Rochelle Perera*
Margaret T. Nelligan
Angela Swan

Defamation and Media Law
Stephen Zolf

Director and Officer Liability Practice
Steve J. Tenai

Energy Law
Ron W. Clark
David Stevens*
Randy Williamson*

Energy Regulatory Law
Dennis O'Leary
David Stevens

Entertainment Law
Stephen Zolf

Environmental Law
Paula Boutis*
Dennis O’Leary*

Equipment Finance Law
Jill P. Fraser – Lawyer of the Year (Toronto)

Expropriation Law
Ajay Gajaria*
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
Richard Epstein*
Harry M. Fogul
Steven L. Graff
Kyle B. Plunkett
Miranda Spence

Intellectual Property Law
Amy Grenon*
Timothy M. Lowman*

Labour and Employment Law
Fiona Brown*
Michael F. Horvat
Lorenzo Lisi

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Steven Kelman

Mining Law
Thomas A. Fenton
Richard M. Kimel

Municipal Law
Maggie Bassani
Eileen P. K. Costello
Tom Halinski
Patrick Harrington
Leo F. Longo
John Mascarin
Brendan O’Callaghan*
David P. Neligan*
N. Jane Pepino QC
Andrea Skinner
Sidonia J. Tomasella
Peter Van Loan
Christopher J. Williams
Steven Zakem

Privacy and Data Security Law
Paige Backman
Donald B. Johnston

Public Procurement Law
Donald B. Johnston

Real Estate Law
Leonard E. Baranek
Trevor Crowley
Faruk Gafic*
Marco Gammone
J. Kyle Genga
Norman I. Kahn
Neill Kalvin
Mistrale Lepage-Chouinard
Leo F. Longo
John Mascarin
Christie McNeill*
N. Jane Pepino QC
Andrea Skinner*
Peter Van Loan*
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
Holly Cunliffe*
Ed Esposto
Marni Pernica
Archie Rabinowitz
Melanie A. Yach

Venture Capital Law
Tony Gioia 

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

Corporate Law
Ryan Cohen*
Jessie Lewis

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
Tamie Dolny*
Jonathan Yantzi

Intellectual Property Law
Kaitlin Soye

Labour and Employment Law
Alex Kagan
Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Aarondeep S. Bains*

Municipal Law
Meaghan Barrett*

Real Estate Law
Kristian N. Arciaga
Meaghan Barrett
Ethan Eisen
Rachel D. Rice

Securities Law
Aarondeep S. Bains*
Danny Kharazmi*

Tax Law
Jacob Brown
Saam Nainifard

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