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Aird & Berlis LLP

Firm Details

Aird & Berlis is a leading Canadian law firm with a focus on all principal areas of business law. We advise on a diverse range of transactional and litigation matters for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

Our History
The history of Aird & Berlis 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. 

International Reach
Aird & Berlis recognizes the global realities of doing business. The firm is committed to being the Canadian gateway for its clients. We act for international companies that do business in Canada, as well as Canadians doing business abroad. Aird & Berlis has affiliations nationally and internationally, and has developed relationships with prominent national and international law firms and major financial institutions. The firm is proud to be the Toronto law firm representative of Interlaw, an international association of independent law firms.

Recognition
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
Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business
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

Management

Steven Zakem
Managing Partner

Law Firm of the Year Awards

  • Trusts and Estates in Canada (2018)

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Canada in Municipal Law with 8 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Municipal Law with 8 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Toronto in Municipal Law with 8 lawyers

Contacts

Bernie McGarva
Construction
416.865.7765
Scott Stoll
Environmental Law
416.865.4703
Rachel L. Blumenfeld
Estates & Trusts
416.865.3413
Peter K. Czegledy
Gaming
416.865.7749
Martin Kovnats
Mergers & Acquisitions
416.865.3419
Paige Backman
Privacy & Data Security
416.865.7700
Donald B. Johnston
Technology Law
416.865.3072
Stephen Zolf
Telecommunications
416.865.3062
Thomas A. Fenton
Capital Markets
416-865-4631
Cecilia M. Moffat
Corporate/Commercial
416-865-7782
Ron Clark
Energy
416-865-7701
Fred Cass
Energy Regulatory
416-865-7742
Aaron T. Collins
Financial Services
416-865-3412
Douglas Younger
Infrastructure
416-865-4140
Timothy M. Lowman
Intellectual Property
416-865-7715
Lorenzo Lisi
Labour & Employment
416-865-7722
Paul V. McCallen
Litigation
416-865-7723
Tom Halinski
Municipal and Land Use Planning
416-865-7767
Monty Warsh
Real Estate
416-865-4626
Barbara J. Worndl
Tax
416-865-7754
Jack Bernstein
Tax
416-865-7766
Joanne C. Coldwell
Transportation
416-865-4642

Firm Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Asset-Based Lending Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Leasing Law
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Derivatives Law
  • Director and Officer Liability Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Expropriation Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Private Funds Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Sports Law
  • Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law