Firm Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Headquarters

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West
Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
Canada
416-367-6000

Firm Details

As Canada’s largest full-service law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers compre­hensive legal solutions and an exceptional client experience for domestic and international clients — across more practice areas and industry sectors — than any other Canadian firm.

With a multidisciplinary team of over 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves businesses and institutions across all of their legal needs, including M&A and capital markets, complex disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registra­tion.

BLG is the largest of Canada's few AmLaw Global 100 firms, with five vibrant offices in each of Canada's principal business markets, and the nation's capital. As a bilingual English-French firm, BLG excels under both the common and civil law systems in Canada.

The firm continues to build a legacy of 'firsts': it was Canada's first founded law firm, one of the first in North America to implement client service standards, and consistently receives legal industry recognitions for innovation in client service delivery and value.

The firm continues to build a legacy of 'firsts': it was Canada's first founded law firm, one of the first in North America to implement client service standards, and consistently receives legal industry recognitions for innovation in client service delivery and value.

International Work

BLG provides business law, dispute resolution and intellectual property solutions to a wide range of clients internationally in virtually every area of law. Special expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and public-private projects, financings, interna­tional trade law, commercial disputes and arbitration. BLG has acted in international banking transactions (including sovereign risk lending); international insolvencies, liquidations and restructurings; international joint ventures, reorganisations and acquisi­tions; commercial contracts; and interna­tional and multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Diversity

Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to the firm’s success. The principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights are an integral part of our culture. As Canada’s Law Firm, BLG champions diversity and inclu­sion in the workplace and in the wider legal community. BLG actively participates in and promote programs aimed at improving and celebrating diversity within the legal profes­sion and the broader business community, including our robust Transgender Accommo­dation and Inclusivity Policy, BLG's mental health strategy, unconscious bias training, and the development and continued growth of the Driven By WomenTM initiative. BLG is a proud partners of Catalyst Canada, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Pride at Work Canada.

Clients & Community

BLG is proud to support its clients and communities. The firm provides insight to domestic and international public and private corporations across all business sectors. BLG advises governments, governmental organisations and agencies, as well as trade groups and broader public sector clients. The firm’s ability to make a positive impact in the communities in which it lives and works directly connects to how it cultivates its relationships, both inside and outside of the office. BLG supports nearly 200 different non-profit organizations annually, ranging from local charities and grassroots community initiatives to international charitable missions. The firm’s cross-practice and cross-country firm provides more than 20,000 pro bono hours of legal support to nearly 200 not-for-profits and vulnerable individuals.

Management

John G. Murphy
National Managing Partner & CEO
Alan Ross
Regional Managing Partner - Calgary
André Dufour
Regional Managing Partner - Montréal
Larry Elliot
Regional Managing Partner - Ottawa
Andrew Harrison
Regional Managing Partner - Toronto
Steve Winder
Regional Managing Partner - Vancouver

Law Firm of the Year Awards

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Canada (2022)
  • Labour and Employment Law in Canada (2021)
  • Administrative and Public Law in Canada (2020)
  • Construction Law in Canada (2020)
  • Construction Law in Canada (2019)
  • Labour and Employment Law in Canada (2018)
  • Construction Law in Canada (2017)
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation in Canada (2017)

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Canada with 293 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Banking and Finance Law with 24 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Construction Law with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with 44 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Expropriation Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Insurance Law with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Mutual Funds Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Oil and Gas Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Personal Injury Litigation with 20 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Canada in Privacy and Data Security Law with 10 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Banking and Finance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Quebec, Canada in Construction Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Expropriation Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Insurance Law with 14 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Mutual Funds Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ontario, Canada in Personal Injury Litigation with 18 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Quebec, Canada in Privacy and Data Security Law with 4 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Calgary with 42 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Banking and Finance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Cannabis Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Montréal in Construction Law with 8 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Calgary in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Expropriation Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Ottawa in Insurance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Mutual Funds Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Toronto in Personal Injury Litigation with 14 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Montréal in Privacy and Data Security Law with 4 lawyers

Contacts

Kenneth J. Tyler
Aboriginal Law
604.640.4185
Alexandra Nicol
Advertising and Sponsorship
514.954.3158
Eva Chan
Advertising and Sponsorship
416.367.6722
Patrick G. Foy, QC
Appeal and Review
604.640.4133
Howard S. Silverman
Asset Based Lending
416.367.6119
Norman Letalik
Auto Industry
416.367.6344
D. Bruce Garrow
Aviation
416.367.6125
Martin Sclisizzi
Banking Litigation
416.367.6027
Brian Dingle
Business Immigration
416.367.6189
Victoria Prince
Charities & Not-for-Profits
416.367.6648
Lily Wang
China
604.640.4033
Timothy O. Buckley
Class Actions
416.367.6169
Adam Chamberlain
Climate Change
416.367.6172
John Blair
Commercial Litigation
403.232.9723
David Longcroft
Commercial Real Estate
604.640.4211
Catherine E. Bray
Commercial Real Estate Leasing
416.367.6164
Robert S. Russell
Competition and Marketing Law
416.367.6256
Ian Houston
Construction and Engineering, Surety & Fidelity
416.367.6111
Frank S. Callaghan
Corporate & Capital Markets
416.367.6014
Victoria Prince
Corporate Commercial
416.367.6648
Paul A.D. Mingay
Corporate Finance
416.367.6006
Paul-Michael Rebus
Debt Capital Markets
416.367.6260
David A. Crerar
Defamation & Media Law
604.640.4181
Vincent DeRose
Defence and Security Industry
613.787.3589
Carol Derk
Derivatives
416.367.6181
Eric M. Roher
Education Law
416.367.6004
Linda L. Bertoldi
Electricity Markets
416.367.6647
J. Pitman Patterson
Environment, Municipal, Expropriation & Regulatory
416.367.6109
William K. McNaughton
Environmental Law
604.640.4120
Daniel J. Dochylo
Estate Trust and Family Litigation
416.367.6139
Stephen F. Waqué
Expropriation Law
416.367.6275
Alec Zimmerman
Financial Institutions Mergers
416.367.6003
Kenneth S. Atlas
Financial Services
514.954.2522
Jeffrey Graham
Financial Services Regulatory
416.367.6174
Robert G. Owen
Forestry
604.640.4044
Blair A. Rebane
Franchise and Distribution
604.640.4130
D. Ross McGowan
Fraud Law
604.640.4173
John J. Morris
Health Law
416.367.6241
Anne C. Corbett
Health Sector Services
416.367.6013
William Carter
Health Sector Services
416.367.6173
David C.S. Longcroft
Hospitality
604.640.4211
Manoj Pundit
India
416.367.6577
Mark J. Fecenko
Information Technology
416.367.6711
Robert R. Shouldice
Infrastructure
604.640.4145
Marc Duchesne
Insolvency and Restructuring
514.954.3102
Patrick T. McCarthy
Insolvency and Restructuring
403.232.9441
Jill McCutcheon
Insurance - Corporate/Regulatory
http://www.blg.com/en/ourpeopl
Lawrence Elliot
Insurance and Tort Liability
613.787.3537
Jason Howg
Intellectual Property
403.232.9415
Joachim T. Fritz
Intellectual Property Agency
613.787.3544
Christine Pallotta
Intellectual Property Litigation
416.367.6267
R. Bruce Reynolds
International Construction Projects
416.367.6255
Robert J.C. Deane
International Trade and Arbitration
604.640.4250
John E. Hall
Investment Management
416.367.6643
Jeffrey Graham
Islamic Finance
416.367.6174
Jeffrey S. Thomas
Japan
604.640.4203
Sean Muggah
Korea
604.640.4020
Matthew Certosimo
Labour and Employment
416.367.6068
Kenneth S. Atlas
Lending
514.954.2522
Jeffrey S. Graham
Life Sciences
416.367.6174
Darren McGuire
Maritime
514.954.3105
Paul A.D. Mingay
Mergers and Acquisitions
416.367.6006
Robert R. Shouldice
Mergers and Acquisitions
604.640.4145
Fred R. Pletcher
Mining
604.640.4245
J. Pitman Patterson
Municipal Law
416.367.6109
Bruce A. Lawrence
Oil and Gas
403.232.9597
R. Andrew Harrison
Pensions and Benefits
416.367.6046
Barbara McIsaac
Privacy and Access to Information
613.369.4781
James R. Elder
Private Company
416.367.6188
Jeffrey A. Read
Private Equity
604.640.4097
Robert L. Love
Product Liability
416.367.6132
Christopher D. Bredt
Public Law
416.367.6165
Colin MacDonald
Public Policy & Government Relations
403.232.9523
Wendy J. Earle
Real Estate Litigation
416.367.6186
Hugh D. Williamson
Regulatory Law
403.232.9541
Jeffrey A. Read
Saskatchewan
604.640.4097
Alfred L.J. Page
Securities and Capital Markets
416.367.6020
James D.G. Douglas
Securities Litigation
416.367.6029
Marc Jolicoeur
Specialized Business Law
613.787.3515
Kenneth S. Atlas
Specialized Lender
514.954.2522
Cindy Clarke
Specialized Litigation
416.367.6203
Stephen Redican
Structured Finance and Securitization
416 367 6134
Stephen Fyfe
Tax
416.367.6650
Adam Chamberlain
Team North
http://www.blg.com/en/ourpeopl
Neil McCrank
Team North
403.232.9749
Nancy Golding
Wealth Management
403.232.9485
Tyler Hodgson
White Collar Crime
416.367.6460

"Law Firm of the Year"

Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2022 Canada
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2021 Canada
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2020 Canada
Law Firm of the Year Badge for 2019 Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has received the following "Law Firm of the Year" accolades. Only one firm in a practice area is awarded this top honor each year:
  • Canada's "Law Firm of the Year" awards:
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law - 2022
    • Labour and Employment Law - 2021
    • Administrative and Public Law - 2020
    • Construction Law - 2020
    • Construction Law - 2019
    • Labour and Employment Law - 2018
    • Construction Law - 2017
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation - 2017

Firm Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Education Law
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Mutual Funds Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Private Funds Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Office Locations

Canada

Canada

Alberta

Alberta

Calgary, AB

Centennial Place, East Tower

520 3rd Avenue SW

Suite 1900

Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

Canada

403-232-9500

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British Columbia

British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Waterfront Centre

200 Burrard Street

Suite 1200

Vancouver, BC V7X 1T2

Canada

604-687-5744

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Ontario

Ontario

Ottawa, ON

World Exchange Plaza, Suite 1300

100 Queen Street

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J9

Canada

613-237-5160

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Toronto, ON

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower

22 Adelaide Street West

Suite 3400

Toronto, ON M5H 4E3

Canada

416-367-6000

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Quebec

Quebec

Montréal, QC

1000 De La Gauchetière Street West

Suite 900

Montréal, QC H3B 5H4

Canada

514-879-1212

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