Gardiner Roberts LLP

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

26 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

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About Gardiner Roberts
Founded in the 1920s, Gardiner Roberts LLP has grown to become a strategically placed mid-sized business law firm with a diverse client base which includes two of Canada's largest banks, several medium to large-sized municipalities, agencies, boards and commissions and other government entities, high tech and software companies, real estate developers, lenders and investors.

A number of our lawyers have enjoyed in-house corporate positions and been appointed as board members of tribunals or as judges. Our diversified practice allows us to provide solutions and advice to clients from virtually every industry.

Business and Corporate Commercial
The Business and Corporate Commercial Group emphasizes an entrepreneurial approach to the implementation of client strategies. Where required, the lawyers in the Business Practices Group work closely with the firm's tax, real estate and intellectual property lawyers to provide the breadth and depth of services our clients have come to expect.

Commercial Real Estate and Municipal
The Commercial Real Estate and Municipal Group reflects a breadth of legal skills, including knowledge of real estate, financing, tax, partnerships and syndication, landlord and tenant, and commercial law. Acting for a wide range of clients including municipal governments and agencies, builders and developers, landlords and tenants, public and private corporations, we have developed a wealth of expertise which is continuously enlarged and enhanced in daily practice.

Financial Services
The Financial Services Group integrates the expertise of our corporate/commercial counsel with our tax, restructuring and insolvency and real estate experts and our seasoned dispute resolution lawyers to provide coherent and seamless advice on all aspects of a transaction.

Health Law
The Health Law Group is dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights and interests of health care professionals and providers at all levels, and are known throughout the health care industry as professional rights advocates. The group acts for institutions, professional associations, nursing homes, laboratories and all manner of business and institutions within the health care industry.

Insolvency and Restructuring
Insolvency and Restructuring Services involve a coordinated response to imminent or actual financial distress situations starting from the formulation of a plan of action to its implementation and completion. As well, our restructuring lawyers engage with the other practice area specialists within the firm when needed to provide an integrated response to financial crisis.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group is comprised of a number of highly experienced litigators. Our lawyers have been involved in a wide variety of litigious commercial issues including corporate restructuring, class actions, competition, asset recovery, injunctions, professional negligence, and insolvency. Our lawyers are not only experienced in court and tribunal proceedings but also arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. We have represented corporate and individual clients at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and provincial courts and before regulatory and administrative tribunals in both Canada and the United States.

Non-Profit and Charities
Non-profit organizations require a broad range of legal skills at their disposal, including knowledge of corporate, trust, tax, business, real estate, intellectual property, contract, commercial and dispute resolution law. Accordingly, the Gardiner Roberts Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations Group includes lawyers from our Business Practices, Tax and Estate Planning, Technology and Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Municipal and Dispute Resolution groups.

Securities and Corporate Finance
Securities regulation is evolving at an accelerating pace. From satisfying continuous disclosure requirements and ensuring compliance with good corporate governance practices to structuring a significant transaction, you need experienced professionals to guide you through the complex and often inconsistent mine field that is securities regulation in Canada. Ours is a practical business-oriented approach to securities regulation and corporate finance in the context of your business. We work closely with our clients to provide you with a full range of pragmatic business and legal advice to help you make informed, strategic decisions going forward.

Tax and Estate Planning
Our tax specialists combine technical proficiency with a strong working knowledge of business issues, from structuring limited partnerships to negotiating complex buy/sell transactions. We assist clients with the broad issues of corporate structure, trade, finance, tax appeals, corporate and individual tax planning, and estate and succession planning. The Tax and Estate Planning Group also provides tax expertise to lawyers and accountants at other firms that do not have tax specialists.

Technology and Intellectual Property
The Intellectual Property and Technology Group is able to provide expert advice in financing all stages of research, development rights protection, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, with customized programs that deliver solid results while remaining sensitive to the client's financial concerns.

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Managing Partner

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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