Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses 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. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations. Aird & Berlis LLP is a member of Interlaw, a network of leading full service law firms across the globe.
The history of Aird & Berlis LLP dates back to 1919 when its predecessor opened its doors for business. In 1974, the firms of Zimmerman, Grant, Hugo, Paddon, Worley & Bennett merged with Edison, Aird & Berlis to form Aird, Zimmerman & Berlis. The name was changed to Aird & Berlis circa 1978, and the LLP suffix was added later.
John Aird was appointed to the Senate of Canada in the 1960s and served as Ontario's 23rd lieutenant governor from 1980 to 1985. Doug Berlis was the gold medalist in his graduating year at law school. Together, they built a firm of people-focused, bright, technical lawyers and created an atmosphere of entrepreneurship and teamwork. This atmosphere continues to drive the firm's success today and into tomorrow.
A number of our practitioners are certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as Specialists in their respective areas of practice. Our lawyers are recognized for their expertise year after year by authoritative guides to the legal profession, such as:
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
The Legal 500 Canada
Who's Who Legal: Canada
Legal Media Group's Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
International Law Office
The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
The Best Lawyers in Canada
Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to be the Toronto law firm representative of Interlaw, an international association of independent law firms. Interlaw’s members work together on a worldwide basis to provide quality, cost effective, value-added legal and business solutions.