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Gobind Ahuja
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Gobind’s entrepreneurial spirit and strong business aptitude bring a unique perspective to his practice. 

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Sherri Altshuler
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Sherri earns the trust of her clients by adeptly managing complex and time-sensitive corporate finance transactions and by providing relevant, busines...

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John Andrew
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John is a goal-oriented corporate lawyer who thrives on moving projects forward. 

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Elisabeth Atsaidis
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Elisabeth gives her clients peace of mind by providing highly-detailed tax and estate planning advice. She is meticulous in her preparation and is dri...

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Ian Aversa
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As a corporate solicitor and litigator, Ian has the expertise required to guide his clients through all aspects of a restructuring file.

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Sam Babe
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Sam brings a level-headed approach to his restructuring and insolvency practice, providing calm and considered representation and advice.

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Paige Backman
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Paige has earned a reputation as an exceptional corporate/commercial legal advisor to both domestic and multinational entities.

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Aaron Baer
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With a strong education and background in business, Aaron brings a sensibility for framing his corporate/commercial legal advice from the perspective ...

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Aaron Bains
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With an international background and hands-on business experience, Aaron provides practical and strategic advice to a broad range of domestic and inte...

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Meaghan Barrett
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Meaghan’s passion for municipal and planning law and her ability to solve complex problems mark her as an up-and-comer in the municipal planning...

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Neil Bass
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Neil is a highly-acclaimed and widely-respected tax lawyer.

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Maggie Bassani
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Maggie is pragmatic in her approach to facilitating municipal and land use planning approvals. 

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Eldon J. Bennett
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With nearly 40 years of litigation experience, Eldon is able to clearly identify risks and provide a path to resolving conflict.

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Jack Bernstein
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Jack is one of Canada’s preeminent tax lawyers. He is a prolific writer and speaker and is internationally-recognized for excellent service and ...

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Andrew Biderman
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Strong relationships and creative thinking are the backbone of Andrew’s financial services practice. 

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Sam Billard
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Drawing on his years of experience and pragmatic nature, Sam addresses clients’ financing and lending issues both in Canada and abroad.

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Rachel Blumenfeld
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By asking the right questions and listening carefully, Rachel gets the information she needs to structure her clients’ affairs effectively. ...

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Stuart F. Bollefer
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With over 30 years of experience in tax law and estate planning, Stuart has earned recognition for bringing technical expertise to bear along with a k...

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Tyler Brent
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Tyler takes pride in navigating complex legislation to ensure his clients optimize their tax positions and secure measurable, meaningful outcomes.

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Fiona Brown
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Fiona takes great care to understand her clients’ businesses and deliver advice that is tailored to meeting their specific needs. 

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Jeremy Burke
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Jeremy is a business lawyer focused on delivering insightful, practical and reliable advice to his private company and not-for-profit clients.

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Carol Burns
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Carol takes a thorough and well-researched approach to providing clients tax advice that is tailored to their specific situation and needs.

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David Byun
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Clients rely on David to build, implement and continually adjust their estate plans to meet their ever-changing goals and needs.

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Grant Cansfield
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Grant is focused on determining the most effective solutions to clients' business, licensing and intellectual property issues.

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Donald Carr
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Donald Carr is a highly-regarded legal practitioner, with expansive experience dating back to 1951. After practising litigation, commercial leasing an...

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Fred Cass
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Fred is a well-regarded energy lawyer who literally wrote the book on Ontario energy law. 

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Bill Chalmers
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Bill is a skilled advocate dedicated to finding solutions to difficult problems.

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Ryan Chalmers
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Ryan advises on, drafts and negotiates concession, design build, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation agreements as part of major infrastructure ...

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Brian Chung
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Brian is a confident and strategic litigator who serves clients of all sizes, across a number of industries. 

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Ron Clark
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Ron loves the challenge of operating a practice at the intersection of corporate/commercial, energy and municipal law.

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Ken Clark
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Ken is driven to help his clients resolve their problems, particularly the ones for which it seems there is no answer. 

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Joanne Coldwell
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Joanne is skilled at negotiating and structuring business transactions for clients across a variety of sectors.

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Melanie Cole
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Whether advising her clients on public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions or corporate commercial matters, Melanie takes a client-first ...

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Dillon Collett
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Dillon is a pragmatic and efficient problem solver dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients and their businesses.

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Aaron T. Collins
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A self-described deal junkie, Aaron thrives on getting deals done, and will make sure your transaction gets across the finish line.

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Eileen Costello
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Eileen advises clients on a broad range of development law matters.

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Meghan A. Cowan
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Meghan assists clients with their litigation issues by thoroughly examining all aspects of a case and delivering practical solutions.

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Stephen Crawford
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A problem solver by nature, Stephen plans for contingencies and carefully considers all details of a transaction.

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Trevor Crowley
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In the fast-paced commercial real estate environment, clients look to Trevor for his proactive, responsive, and goal-oriented approach to law.

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Peter Czegledy
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Whether he is working on a transaction or providing strategic advice, Peter puts himself in the shoes of the client to gain a better understanding of ...

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Laura Dean
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Laura thoroughly understands the environment in which her clients operate and offers advice that suits the broader context. 

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Trevor deBoer
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Trevor’s approach to legal advice is to anticipate issues before they become problems.

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Robb English
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Robb’s decades of experience in financial services law give him a deep understanding of his clients’ business needs.

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Richard Epstein
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Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Richard was an entrepreneur, operating various car leasing, automotive and light manufacturing businesses in the T...

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Kathryn Esaw
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With extensive experience in creating and executing acquisition, divestiture and recovery strategies, Kathryn advises companies in or approaching...

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Ed Esposto
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As an estate planning lawyer, Ed develops personal relationships with his clients and helps them to understand and manage their wealth.

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Tammy Evans
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Tammy delivers a solid, practical, and business-oriented legal foundation for her clients through all stages of land development and construction.

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Thomas Fenton
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Tom’s experience affords him the ability to efficiently navigate a corporate finance transaction from concept to closing.

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Harry Fogul
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Harry’s financial services practice is built on his negotiating and problem solving experience in insolvency and restructuring matters.

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Patricia Foran
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Patricia ensures that her clients’ needs are taken care of from the beginning of a land development proposal to final approval.

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Jill Fraser
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With a calm demeanor and extensive experience in banking law, Jill remains poised in even the most testing circumstances. 

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Stan Freedman
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Taking a strategic and creative approach, Stanley endeavours to provide practical solutions and exceptional value by understanding his clients’ ...

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Faruk Gafic
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Faruk has significant experience in advising clients in commercial real estate matters. 

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Ajay Gajaria
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Ajay offers a thoughtful and analytical approach to his municipal and land use planning practice. 

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Marco Gammone
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The retail leasing space in Canada is a relatively small community with only a handful of major players, particularly on the landlord side.  

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Nathan Gates
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A member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, Nathan has the ability to adapt to a wide variety of matters.

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Angelo Gentile
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Angelo is a natural problem solver and he applies this skill to resolve tax disputes on behalf of his clients.

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Tony Gioia
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As a tenacious and tactical corporate commercial lawyer, Tony is passionate about helping his clients prosper and thrive.

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Nili Birshtein
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Energized by the sophistication and rapid pace of high profile real estate transactions, Nili diligently upholds the level of service, responsiveness,...

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Jackie Goslett
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Jack provides clear, actionable guidance to her financial services clients, both lenders and borrowers.

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Lorway Gosse
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Lorway passionately advocates for his clients’ interests, providing sound, proactive advice while assisting clients in navigating commercial rea...

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Steve Graff
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Steve’s practice has been built on his ability to think clearly in a crisis and communicate effectively with clients.

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Sean Green
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When it comes to complex capital markets transactions, Sean provides clients with the support they need to navigate regulatory requirements and achiev...

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Francesco Gucciardo
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Francesco’s clients rely on his sophisticated knowledge of domestic and international tax to further their business objectives.

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Tom Halinski
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Tom works with his municipal and land development clients, guiding them through the ever-evolving provincial policy framework.

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Patrick Harrington
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Patrick excels at narrowing issues through research and consensus and devising comprehensive solutions.

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Matthew Helfand
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Matthew provides comprehensive legal advice to both private and public sector clients. 

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Martin Henderson
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Martin’s clients trust his judgment as a business litigator and rely on his careful analysis of both fact and law. 

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Tim Hill
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Tim is an experienced litigator and an expert in municipal law.

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Rebecca Hines
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With an interest in how local communities are shaped by municipal and land use planning law, Rebecca advises clients on all aspects of municipal ...

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Randy Hooke
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With nearly 30 years of experience, Randy has a broad range of expertise across all major areas of real estate law.

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L.E. Trent Horne
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Trent Horne has been guiding clients to successful resolution of intellectual property disputes for 20 years. 

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Michael Horvat
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Michael guides his clients through their labour and employment law issues by providing them with practical solutions that balance their workplace issu...

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Informed by over two decades of a unique combination of senior level in-house, law firm and private business experience, Paul brings a unique perspect...

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Shakaira John
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Shakaira's practice focuses on the litigation aspects of insolvency and restructuring law.

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Donald Johnston
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Don offers his clients more than legal advice – he enjoys getting to know them and uncovering their goals in order to offer the right advice.

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Norman Kahn
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Norman is widely sought after for his wealth of knowledge and experience in negotiating complex commercial real estate transactions.

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Neill Kalvin
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Clients appreciate Neill’s pragmatic style, attention to detail and responsiveness.

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Steve Kelman
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Steve prides himself on building strong relationships and getting to know his clients and their organizations well.

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Danny thrives on finding effective and creative solutions to help clients navigate through highly-regulated industries.

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Kyle Kidd
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Seeing developments take shape and contribute to the growth of cities and towns drives Kyles passion for the practice of real estate law.

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Kyle Kidd

Associate

kkidd@airdberlis.com

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Richard Kimel
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Richard is a creative and results-driven corporate finance lawyer. Both domestically and internationally, Richard brings his business knowledge to th...

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Reena Kotecha
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Reena is adept at understanding the needs and goals of her clients and providing them with legal solutions that truly work when applied in a business ...

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Reena Kotecha

Partner and Chair, Student Recruitment Committee

rkotecha@airdberlis.com

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Kim Kovar
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Kim is adept at guiding clients through the many layers of approvals necessary for urban, commercial and residential development, particularly in the ...

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Martin Kovnats
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Martin practises primarily in the areas of merger and acquisition activities, capital markets matters and corporate commercial matters.

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Josh enjoys navigating complex and ever-changing tax laws to effectively resolve disputes and help clients build and maintain successful businesses.

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Adria Leung Lim
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Adria enjoys the fast-paced and challenging nature of securities law. 

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Matthew Liberatore
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Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Matthew brings to his practice as a corporate lawyer an ingrained sense of what business owners look for from a...

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Lorenzo Lisi
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Lorenzo’s clients look to him for guidance on navigating increasingly complex labour and employment law issues in a way that respects both the p...

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Leo F. Longo
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Leo's experience enables him to isolate issues quickly and arrive at a creative solution that advances his clients’ objectives.

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John Longo
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Over a long career in litigation, John has developed an outstanding reputation based on his honest and straight forward approach. 

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Timothy Lowman
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Tim Lowman is known as a client-centric, forward- thinking, detail-oriented and personable lawyer. Clients and colleagues consistently recommend him f...

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Andrew Magnus
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Andrew’s clients receive rapid, responsive service based on a thorough understanding of their needs.

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Daniel Mahler
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Daniel presents complex matters in such a way that clients can make swift, yet informed decisions.

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David Malach
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David cares deeply about his clients and helping them navigate challenging and stressful tax situations. 

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Amy Marcen-Gaudaur
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Amy is an associate with the firm's Capital Markets Group.

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John MASCARIN
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John is widely regarded as a leader in municipal, planning and local government law. 

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Sean Mason
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Sean brings extensive experience and perspective to clients engaged in financing transactions, securities matters and transformational M&A.

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Chris Matthews
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A well-respected commercial litigator, Chris brings success to his clients through clear-sighted analysis, sound judgment, and a calm and unflappable ...

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Paul V. McCallen
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Paul is a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation who fights diligently for his clients in every litigation matter he takes on.

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Derek McCallum
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Derek brings a unique business-minded perspective to his commercial real estate practice, having worked as in-house counsel for many years prior to pr...

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Meredith McCann
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When it comes to complex capital markets transactions or navigating regulatory requirements, Meredith’s primary focus is on her clients’ i...

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Michael McDonald
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With a background in engineering, Michael brings a unique technical and structural perspective when advising on real estate development and acquisitio...

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Andrea McEwan
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Andrea is an experienced and compassionate litigator who works closely with her clients to ease the stress of estates and trusts disputes. 

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Bernie McGarva
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Bernie is an experienced litigator, mediator and arbitrator with an excellent track-record of resolution.

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Alicia McKeag
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A corporate lawyer with a focus on securities law, Alicia provides timely advice and strives to exceed expectations. Backed by strong analytical and c...

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Ian McLeod
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Ian approaches corporate and commercial matters from a business-minded perspective.

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Christie McNeill
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Christie’s extensive commercial real estate experience allows her to anticipate challenges before they become obstacles to the successful closin...

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Jeff Merk
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With extensive experience in a broad range of corporate finance and commercial matters, Jeffrey offers clients a practical and business-minded approac...

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Anne Miatello
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Anne thrives on helping clients navigate the securities regulatory framework. 

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Pamela Miehls
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Pamela is passionate about fighting for fairness and integrity in her clients’ contractual, insurance, and disability disputes.

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Barbra Miller
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Barbra’s success as a civil litigator is founded on exhaustive preparation and strong communication.

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Edward Miller
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Edward draws on his technical expertise and strong business acumen to deliver strategic tax insight to domestic and international clients. 

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Sanj Mitra
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Sanjeev offers depth of experience and expert advice on highly complex insolvency law matters.

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Cecilia Moffat
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Cecilia has more than 30 years of experience advising private company clients on corporate/commercial legal matters.

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Lisa Moreau
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Lisa has built her practice on providing practical, business-based advise and helping clients to understand the risks of certain courses of action.&nb...

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Danielle Muise
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Danielle strives to bridge the gap between the law and the practical realities of her clients’ businesses.

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Saam Nainifard
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Saam advises domestic and offshore clients on all aspects of income taxation.

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David P. Neligan
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David combines strong advocacy and research skills with the ability to remain composed in high-pressure situations to effectively represent his munici...

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Margaret Nelligan
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With over 30 years of experience as a corporate and securities lawyer, Margaret provides reliable and incisive advice clients can use with confidence.

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Jeremy Nemers
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Having previously worked as an investment banker at a Montreal-based securities dealer, Jeremy draws experience from both sides of the legal-business ...

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Sarah Newman
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Sarah is a dedicated lawyer in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group.

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Andrew Nicholls
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Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Andrew worked in the Tax Legislation Division of the Department of Finance, where he was involved in the formulati...

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Dennis OLeary
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As an experienced litigator and commercial lawyer, Dennis’ clients trust his judgement on pressing energy, environmental and transportation law ...

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Jane Pepino
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Jane’s experience of more than 40 years allows her to guide her clients through the unpredictability of municipal law and land use planning.

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Daria (Dasha) Peregoudova
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A trusted problem solver, Dasha provides counsel that reflects her clients’ needs and protects their interests by ensuring that compliant polici...

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Marni Pernica
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Marni’s sensible and sensitive approach to estate planning enables her to devise clear and effective plans for her clients and their families.

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Kenneth Pimentel
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Acting for both landlords and tenants as well as owners, purchasers and lenders, Kenneth provides exceptional service to support his clients’ ob...

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Kyle Plunkett
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Kyle divides his time between commercial restructuring matters and M&A and financing work, developing a broad practice built on providing practica...

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Through comprehensive wealth management and estate planning advice, Elise delivers a level of certainty and stability on which her clients can rely.

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Courtney Raphael
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Courtney’s success is built on diligence, preparation and her exceptional legal acumen. 

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David Reiter
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As a strategic litigator, David focuses on a variety of civil and quasi-criminal matters involving incidents and conduct at and outside of workplaces.

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Joel Rose
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Joel’s strengths lie in building strategic relationships and leveraging connections with stakeholders across a range of industries. 

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Jesse Rosensweet
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With an MBA and years of business experience, Jesse is a trusted advisor in both the legal and corporate context. 

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Russell Sanders
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Russell is a corporate lawyer dedicated to helping established and emerging companies achieve their growth and expansion plans. 

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Robert Santia
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Robert finds satisfaction in identifying and solving complex tax issues for the benefit of his clients.

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Cynthia Sefton
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Over many years of practice as a litigator, focusing on operational risk management, product liability, workplace law and insurance related matters, C...

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Vedran Simkic
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As a litigator, Vedran’s character is distinguished by his ability to interact with and relate to his clients, opposing counsel and judges.

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Andrea Skinner
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Andrea’s superior oral and written advocacy skills, supported by her diligent preparation and strategic analysis, translate into client success.

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Zale Skolnik
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Zale is a natural problem solver who uses a personal approach to gain a comprehensive understanding of his clients' needs.

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Michael D. Smith
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Mike has been practising real estate law at Aird & Berlis LLP for over 35 years, advising and supporting both entrepreneurial and institutional cl...

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Hayden Solomons
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Hayden’s genuine interest in real estate and extraordinary commitment to get the deal done in spite of obstacles and time constraints have earne...

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Sanj Sood
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Employing a creative and strategic approach, Sanj works with clients to resolve their most complex matters by providing practical, business-minded sol...

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Miranda Spence
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A confident communicator, Miranda is a strong advocate who thrives in the courtroom and in negotiations with opposing counsel. 

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David Stevens
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David is dedicated to understanding his clients’ businesses and creates and implements solutions to advance their objectives.

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Scott Stoll
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Scott’s education and experience in both the technical and legal aspects of energy and environmental law, make him a unique expert in the field.

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Louise R. Summerhill
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A creative thinker and natural problem solver, Louise continuously looks for new ways to approach and resolve her clients’ tax issues.

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Angela Swan
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Angela plays an educational and advisory role as counsel to the firm’s lawyers across all practice areas.

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David Takenaka
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Having practised technology law for more than 20 years, David has extensive technical knowledge that he expertly translates into practical advice for ...

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Steve J. Tenai
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Steve is a skilled advocate with more than 25 years' experience.

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Kimberly Thomas
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A proud citizen of the Seneca Nation, Bear Clan and an experienced corporate lawyer, Kimberly provides incisive guidance and specialized legal experti...

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Kimberly Thomas

Affiliated Independent Counsel

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Sidonia Loiacono
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Sidonia offers her municipal and land use planning clients a unique value proposition.

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Graham Topa
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Graham Topa is a corporate lawyer with a keen interest in advising startups and emerging companies, including those in the media and technology sector...

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Nick Torchetti
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Nick thrives on providing a strategic approach with a personal touch and outstanding client communication and responsiveness.

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Liam Tracey Raymont
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Liam is a driven and forward-thinking corporate lawyer, with a passion for helping public and private clients achieve their growth objectives.

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Hon. Peter Van Loan
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Peter is a strong, tactical communicator with a track record of delivering results and achieving approvals for clients in complex regulatory and proce...

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Mark van Zandvoort
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Mark is a dedicated advisor who ensures that conflicts are dealt with effectively and economically for his clients and their businesses.

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Bill Vanderburg
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Bill VanderBurgh is counsel to the firm and a former member of the Corporate/Commercial Group and Executive Committee.

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Lawrence Veregin
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Lawrence Veregin is a member of the Aird & Berlis Intellectual Property Group with a focus on copyright law.

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Heidi Visser
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Heidi relies a profound understanding of the principles of project finance to guide her clients though sophisticated P3 infrastructure transactions.

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Jennifer Wainwright
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With over 25 years of corporate and securities law experience, Jennifer offers her clients exceptional legal problem-solving and a superior understand...

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Monty Warsh
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A distinguished legal expert in commercial leasing, Monty is dedicated to fostering dynamic partnerships with his clients.

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Jesse Waslowski
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Whether researching complex tax matters or arguing in court, Jesse leaves no stone unturned while advocating for his clients and vigorously defending ...

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Andrew Webster
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Andrew is one of Toronto’s go-to lawyers for complex, multi-phase high-rise residential developments.

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Don West
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Don’s technical corporate/commercial expertise, combined with his ability to understand his clients’ needs, helps him to identify solution...

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Christopher Williams
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Chris offers his clients an analytical perspective and sensible solutions to difficult municipal and land use planning issues.

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Randy Williamson
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Randy has built a successful law practice by providing value through strategic advice.

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Brent M. Winston
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Brent leverages his background in business and his perseverance and strong attention to detail to address his clients’ corporate and commercial ...

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Hansen Wong
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Hansen is a zealous advocate who serves clients across a number of industries.

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Barbara Worndl
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Clients appreciate Barbara’s dedication to finding the most tax efficient structures for their business. She thrives on the complexities of tax ...

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Melanie A. Yach
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Melanie is a dedicated expert in estates and trusts law.

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Jonathan Yantzi
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Jonathan provides thoughtful analysis to his clients in support of their business objectives.

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Douglas Younger
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With domestic and international experience, working both in-house and as an external advisor, Douglas has advised on infrastructure matters from all p...

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Steven Zakem
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Steven Zakem is widely recognized as an expert in municipal planning. 

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Steven Zakem

Managing Partner

szakem@airdberlis.com

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Stephen Zolf
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Stephen guides clients through the rapidly evolving regulatory environment governing the telecommunications and media industry in Canada.

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Patent Agents
Lola Bartoszewicz
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Lola is a registered patent agent in Canada and the Unites States, with a PhD in clinical biochemistry from the University of Toronto.

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SuMei Cheung
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Working collaboratively with clients, she drafts and prosecutes patent applications that effectively capture and protect the integrity of an invention...

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SuMei Cheung, P.Eng.

Patent Agent | Senior Associate

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Ericak Lowthers
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Erica’s aptitude for grasping the technicalities of emerging innovations helps her draft strong patent applications for her clients, strategical...

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Erica L. Lowthers, PhD

Patent Agent | Partner

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Peter McBurney
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Peter specializes in patent and industrial design preparation and prosecution; patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions; assistance in designing ...

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Kimberly McManus
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Kimberly thrives on the challenge of figuring out how best to claim, strengthen and protect her clients’ inventions in order to create a strateg...

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Kimberly A. McManus, PhD

Patent Agent | Partner

kmcmanus@airdmcburney.com

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PiaLauren Reece
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Pia-Lauren’s forward-thinking approach and scientific credentials allow her to understand the technological underpinnings of an invention as wel...

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Pia-Lauren Reece, PhD

Patent Agent | Associate

preece@airdmcburney.com

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Tony Sabeta
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Tony represents clients in a variety of high-technology industries, and has extensive patent prosecution experience in the fields of software, hardwar...

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Tony Sabeta, B.Eng.

Patent Agent | Partner

tsabeta@airdmcburney.com

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Kitt Sinden
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With an extensive science background and industry experience at a multinational pharmaceutical company, Kitt has established himself as a leading pate...

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Kitt Sinden, M.Sc.

Patent Agent | Partner

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Advisors
Hugh D. Segal
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The Honourable Hugh Segal brings over 35 years of business, academic and public policy experience to his role as a Senior Strategic Advisor at Aird an...

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Land Use Planners
Tarah Coutts
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Tarah has extensive experience working with both private and public sector clients. 

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Tarah Coutts

Land Use Planner

tcoutts@airdberlis.com

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Andrew Everton
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Andrew provides strategic planning support on a range of complex policy and development applications for private and public sector clients.

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Andrew Everton

Land Use Planner

aeverton@airdberlis.com

T 416.637.7570 T 416.637.7570

Sandra Marki
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Sandra specializes in preparing and managing complex development applications on behalf of private and public sector clients. 

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Sandra Marki

Land Use Planner

smarki@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.4705 T 416.865.4705

Corinna Prior
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Corinna thrives on the challenge of managing and solving complex problems.

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Corinna Prior

Land Use Planner

cprior@airdberlis.com

T 416.637.7562 T 416.637.7562

Clerks
Ernesto Aleman
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Ernesto Aleman is a law clerk in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group.

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Marna Alexandroff
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Marna has been a corporate law clerk for nearly 20 years.

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Melanie Althouse
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Melanie specializes in dealing with large-scale condominium projects from onset to completion.

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Vinesh Anand
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Vinesh Anand is a law clerk in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group.

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Carlos E. Casasola
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Carlos is a law clerk in the firm’s Real Estate Group.

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Penny Cheng
Bio

Penny Cheng is a law clerk in the firm’s Tax and Estates Group.

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Veronica Clayton
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Veronica is the Corporate Services Manager at Aird & Berlis LLP with more than 25 years' experience in corporate law and transactional matters.

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Veronica L. Clayton

Corporate Services Manager

vclayton@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.4713 T 416.865.4713

Rose Clemente
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Rose Clemente is a law clerk in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

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Rose Clemente

Legal Assistant/Law Clerk

rclemente@airdberlis.com

T 416.863.1500 X2077 T 416.863.1500 X2077

Carolyn Elliott
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Carolyn Elliott is a law clerk in the firm's Tax Group. 

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Tirso Francisco
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Tirso is a law clerk in the firm’s Tax Group.

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Lisa Hagglund
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With over 30 years of experience, Lisa provides support in all aspects of estate administration and litigation.

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Daniella Hewer
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Daniella Hodgson is a law clerk in the firm’s Litigation Group.

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Dorothy Janke
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With over 40 years of experience in the legal industry, Dorothy has extensive experience assisting with leasing, residential and commercial real estat...

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Lindsay Kannegiesser
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Lindsay is a real estate law clerk specializing in condominium development and commercial transactions. 

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Eveleen Lal
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Eveleen is a law clerk in the firm’s Real Estate Group.

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Lisa Lee Cerullo
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Lisa is a law clerk in the firm’s Real Estate Group. She specializes in dealing with large-scale condominium projects from onset to completion.&...

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Susan Linke
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Susan Linke is a law clerk in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate law.

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Geri Lonergan
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Geri Lonergan is a litigation law clerk with over 35 years of experience. 

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Marnie MacDonald
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Marnie MacDonald has 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, working in Ontario and British Columbia.

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Jenaya McLean
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Jenaya McLean is a law clerk in the firm’s Financial Services Group.

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Daniel Millan
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Daniel Millan is a law clerk in the firm’s Tax and Estates & Trusts Groups.

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Christine Miroslavich
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Christine Miroslavich has over 30 years’ experience as a law clerk.

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Shannon Morris
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Shannon Morris is a law clerk in the firm’s Financial Services Group, specializing in financial services and restructuring and insolvency.

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Linh Nguyen is a law clerk in the firm’s Litigation Group. 

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Emily Norman
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Emily Norman commenced her career as a corporate law clerk in 2005.

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Greg Pietropaolo
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Greg Pietropaolo has over 30 years’ experience in real property transactions.

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Greg Pietropaolo

Law Clerk/Conveyancer

gpietropaolo@airdberlis.com

T 416.863.1500 x3170 T 416.863.1500 x3170

Antonietta Giorgi
Bio

As a member of the Aird & Berlis Real Estate Group, Antonietta Principe assists lawyers and law clerks with all types of real property transactio...

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Antonietta Principe

Law Clerk/Conveyancer

aprincipe@airdberlis.com

T 416.863.1500 x3171 T 416.863.1500 x3171

Ashton Rosalin
Bio

Ashton has experience in both commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings.

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Julie Sadowski
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Julie Sadowski is a Law Clerk in the Real Estate Group with 30 years of experience, primarily in the areas of new condominium sales and land developme...

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John Scarpelli
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John assists lawyers and law clerks with various aspects of real estate transactions, including commercial, residential and condominium. 

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John Scarpelli

Law Clerk/Conveyancer

jscarpelli@airdberlis.com

T 416.863.1500 x3172 T 416.863.1500 x3172

Elizabeth Schivas
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Elizabeth Schivas is a law clerk in the firm’s Tax Group. 

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Jenelle Simpson
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Jenelle specializes in real estate condominium transactions, assisting in all aspects of the administration and management of these deals

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Linda J. Sterling
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Linda is a corporate law clerk with experience in all aspects of corporate law and transactional matters. 

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Firuz Vazirov
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Firuz Vazirov is a law clerk in the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group.

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Doreen Windle
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Doreen Windle commenced her career as a corporate law clerk in 2004. 

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Nancy Winfield
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Nancy Winfield is a law clerk in the firm’s Real Estate Group. 

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Helen Wright
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Helen brings over 40 years of experience, skill and knowledge as a law clerk to the firm's Real Estate Group.

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Administration
Ari Blicker
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Ari is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s student and associate programs, including recruitment, supervision and professional development...

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Ari Blicker

Director, Student & Associate Programs

ablicker@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.4149 T 416.865.4149

Peter Duek
Bio

Peter leads the marketing and client development team at Aird & Berlis. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2010.

Peter Dueck

Director, Client Communications & Development

pdueck@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.7720 T 416.865.7720

Neil Guthrie
Bio

With a focus on education, innovation and collaboration, Neil is responsible for the firm's professional development activities and knowledge manageme...

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Neil Guthrie

Director, Professional Development, Research & Knowledge Management

nguthrie@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.4721 T 416.865.4721

Andrew Morval
Bio

Andrew has overall responsibility for the firm’s accounting and finance functions. He leads a team of 30 people within the Finance Department.

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Andrew Morvai

Director, Finance

amorvai@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.4729 T 416.865.4729

Georgia Rennick
Bio

Georgia leads and directs the planning and execution of the firm’s Human Resources function.

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Georgia Rennick

Director, Human Resources

grennick@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.7743 T 416.865.7743

Gary Torgis
Bio

Gary reports to the Managing Partner and Executive Committee. He is responsible for all administrative departments that provide support to 150+ lawyer...

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Gary Torgis

Executive Director

gtorgis@airdberlis.com

T 416.865.3080 T 416.865.3080