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As a leading Canadian law firm with experience in all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax, we have advised on significant matters for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

We have included a sample of our recent experience below. 

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Representative Matters
Muslim Green Cemetery Successful in Application John J. Longo and Patrick Copeland Jan 09, 2019 Muslim Green Cemeteries Corporation, represented by litigation lawyers John Longo and Patrick Copeland, has been successful in a number of applications (and resulting appeals) involving Toronto Muslim Cemetery Corporation.
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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Successful at Board of Review Hearing David S. Reiter Nov 20, 2018 The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, the Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation, has issued a final prohibitory order that will prevent the delivery of the publication Your Ward News, or any substantially similar material developed by its authors, through Canada Post’s unaddressed bulk mail.
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Durham Region Reaches $6.2 Million Settlement Timothy J. Hill and Courtney Raphael Apr 25, 2018 The Region of Durham, represented by Aird & Berlis litigation lawyers Tim Hill and Courtney Raphael, successfully reached a settlement with the City of Oshawa regarding a 12-year legal battle arising from the amalgamation of Durham Region Transit services in 2006. As a result of the settlement, t...
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Township of King Successful in Enforcement of Bylaw Compliance John J. Longo and Patrick Copeland Mar 03, 2018 The landowner wished to create a large berm on its property adjacent to Highway 400. The Township of King took the position that this was regulated by its fill control bylaw, while the landowner argued that this was “landscaping” and therefore exempt from regulation under that bylaw.
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Aird & Berlis Advises Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies David S. Reiter Nov 22, 2017 Aird & Berlis has been acting as part of the Legal Action Committee of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), representing the FSWC at the Canada Post Review Board hearing, and facts related to that.
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Mediclean Successful in Tax Court of Canada Louise R. Summerhill and Meghan A. Cowan Apr 17, 2017 Mediclean Inc. was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Mediclean Inc. had appealed decisions dated March 21, 2016 under the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act that had held that an individual contractor was engaged in pensionable and insurable em...
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Triple M Successful in Tax Court of Canada Louise R. Summerhill and Meghan A. Cowan Feb 06, 2017 Triple M Metal LP was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Triple M appealed a Notice of Confirmation dated September 15, 2014 relating to an Ontario Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax reassessment covering the period from August 1, 2010 to September 30, 2...
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Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of City of Windsor Christopher J. Williams and Courtney Raphael Dec 08, 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its decision in a dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company (“CTC”). The case, argued on April 21, 2016, was an appeal relating to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to decide matters involving the applicability of municipal b...
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Ontario Court of Appeal Releases Moore v. Getahun Decision Jan 29, 2015 On January 29, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its highly-anticipated decision on the appeal in Moore v. Getahun, (2015 ONCA 55). The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (“CICBV”), along with five other intervenors, including The Advocates’ Society, intervened on the app...
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Vineland Power Inc. Successful in Another Wind Appeal Jan 08, 2015 Vineland Power Inc. (Vineland) was successful at a recent appeal before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal of Vineland’s amended Renewable Energy Approval. The decision in Fairfield v. Director, which was issued on December 23, 2014, involved an amendment to approval conditions for a five ...
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A&B Advises on Sale of National Park’N Fly Car Park Business in Canada Aug 05, 2014 The current owners of Canada’s largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park’N Fly... The current owners of Canada’s largest off-airport and only national car park company, Park’N Fly, recently completed the sale of their parking business assets, including all real estate used in connection with the business located in several cities across Canada.
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A&B Wins in Oppression Case Oct 23, 2013 Don Jack and Sanj Sood, with assistance from Donald Johnston and Jeremy Nemers, successfully defe... Don Jack and Sanj Sood, with assistance from Donald Johnston and Jeremy Nemers, successfully defeated an application for oppression pursuant to s. 248 of Ontario’s Business Corporations Act.
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A&B Wins at Court of Appeal Oct 17, 2013 A&B lawyers John Harild and Courtney Raphael, with assistance from Angela Swan and Piper Morl... A&B lawyers John Harild and Courtney Raphael, with assistance from Angela Swan and Piper Morley, successfully represented the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Court of Appeal in an $8.9 million dispute involving the transfer of responsibility for public transit from a local municipality...
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A&B Represents Hecla Mining Company in Takeover Oct 15, 2013 In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with ... In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with its proposed takeover bid for the equity and near equity of U.S. Silver Combination following the announcement of U.S. Silver Corporation’s proposed share-exchange merger with RX Gold & Silver Inc.
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A&B Acts In Another Significant Real Estate Acquisition May 15, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP represented Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) in its acquisitio...

Aird & Berlis LLP represented Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) in its acquisition from RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust of two retail centres situated in Quebec City, Quebec and one retail centre situated in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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A&B Successful in Landmark Court of Appeal Decision Apr 29, 2013 Following an eight day Court of Appeal hearing (the longest in that court since 1987), Aird &... Following an eight day Court of Appeal hearing (the longest in that court since 1987), Aird & Berlis LLP lawyer, Chris Matthews, obtained a successful result for Resolute Forest Products (formerly known as Abitibi) in the case of Keewatin v. Minster of Natural Resources and Resolute Forest Pr...
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