Six Partners Recognized in 2024 Benchmark Litigation Canada Guide

Aird & Berlis is proud to be recognized in the 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada as a leading firm in Dispute Resolution.

Partners Martin Henderson, Timothy Lowman and Steve Tenai are recognized as Litigation Stars in their respective areas, while Brian Chung and Mark van Zandvoort were included on the 40 & Under List and further recognized as Future Stars. Fiona Brown joins them in this distinction, solidifying the firm’s reputation for excellence in this legal area.

Litigation Stars

Martin Henderson is recognized in the Securities, Commercial, Municipal Law and Aboriginal areas. Martin’s practice involves the negotiation, litigation and resolution of commercial disputes, the avoidance and determination of conflicts with governments and Indigenous Nations, and protecting his clients’ rights in environmental disputes.

Timothy Lowman is recognized in Intellectual Property. Tim is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario and has more than 40 years of experience as counsel in a broad range of commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Steve Tenai is recognized in the Government and Regulatory, Commercial and Class Action areas. Steve’s practice focuses on class action, securities, M&A, corporate, commercial, oppression and privacy-related litigation. He has defended more than a dozen securities and consumer-related class actions.

Future Stars

Fiona Brown represents clients in litigation arising out of the employment relationship, including wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation and matters before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

Brian Chung maintains a general corporate and commercial litigation practice, and frequently represents clients involved in disputes relating to real estate, municipal, construction and quasi-criminal regulatory matters.

Mark van Zandvoort practises a broad range of corporate, commercial and financial services litigation. He has extensive experience litigating disputes involving contract, fraud and other torts, negligence and allegations of oppression.

The firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group has a wealth of experience in efficiently and effectively representing clients involved in disputes of all types. Our lawyers have appeared at all levels of provincial and federal court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. We also have experience with clients operating in regulated industries that require specialized representation before federal and provincial tribunals or bodies.

As part of Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Canada stands as the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation. Each year, research is conducted through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients, to identify the nation's leading litigators and firms.