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William G. VanderBurgh

Counsel Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1974

Bill VanderBurgh is counsel to the firm and a former member of the Corporate/Commercial, Mines & Minerals, Technology and Communications Groups, as well as the Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity, Sports & Media and Communications Groups. As a member of the firm's management committee during the 1980s and 1990s, he was responsible for liaising with the firm's executive director on financial matters.

Awards & Recognition

Special Designations

  • Director, Interlaw Ltd. 2004-2010
  • Past vice-chair North America, Interlaw Ltd.
  • Interlawyer of the Year, Interlaw Ltd., 1999 (work on behalf of Aird & Berlis LLP for Interlaw)
  • Arbor Award, University of Toronto, 1999 (outstanding voluntary service to the University of Toronto)

Professional Involvement

Community Involvement

  • Past Chair, Provost's Committee (fundraising), Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1996-2010
  • Board of Trustees, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1995-2001 
  • Member, Development Committee, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1999-2011


  • LLB, University of Toronto, 1972
  • BA, Honours Political Science and Economics, University of Toronto, 1969
  • ARCT, (solo piano),The Royal Conservatory of Music, 1966