WeirFoulds LLP, formed in 1860, is one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious law firms (Firm Timeline).

The firm is focused on four broad areas of practice: Litigation, Corporate, Property and Government Law. An impressively large percentage of the partners of WeirFoulds are leading practitioners in the firm's chosen practice areas.

Managing Partner
Michael Statham
T: 416.947.5023
mstatham@weirfoulds.com

Media Contact
Sara Swartz-Hawley
Director, Business Development & Marketing
T: 416.947.5077
sswartz-hawley@weirfoulds.com

Address
WeirFoulds LLP
4100 - 66 Wellington Street West
PO Box 35, TD Bank Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5K 1B7
T: 416.365.1110
F: 416.365.1876
firm@weirfoulds.com

Firm Rankings

  • Number one ranking in Canadian Lawyer's 2015 Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms
  • Number one ranking in Novae Res Urbis' Top 10 Development Law Firms in GTA, 2015

Directories

  • 2016 Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – Litigation Stars – Bryan Finlay, QC, J. Gregory Richards, Frank Walwyn, Robert Warren; Future Stars – Hilary Book, Nikiforos Iatrou, Michael Statham, Marie- Andrée Vermette
  • 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer 500 Guide – Listed as a leading firm in Construction, Property Leasing & Litigation–Corporate Commercial
  • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory – Listed a leading firm in Litigation–Corporate Commercial, Property Development & Property Leasing
  • 2015 Lexpert® Special Edition – Infrastructure – Glenn W. Ackerley – Construction Law; Lisa A. Borsook – Property Leasing; Barnet H. Kussner – Property Development; Bradley N. McLellan – Property Development; Christopher J. Tzekas – Property Development; Robert B. Warren – Electricity & Transportation
  • 2016 Best Lawyers® in Canada – 27 WeirFoulds lawyers listed
    Best Lawyers® in Canada – Listed as a Top 10 firm in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Property Leasing
  • 2016 Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers – Competition/Antitrust: Litigators – Canada – Nikiforos Iatrou
  • 2015 Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business – Listed as a leading firm in Dispute Resolution, Construction & Competition
  • 2015 Expert Guide – Listed as a leading firm in Construction & Real Estate
    2015 Lexpert Guide® to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
  • 2015 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • 2015 Lexpert® Special Edition – Litigation

Awards

  • Laura Legge Award 2016 – Law Society of Upper Canada – Lisa Borsook
  • Ontario Bar Association's 2016 Award for Distinguished Service – Frank Walwyn
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016 – Glenn Ackerley as Toronto "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law 
  • Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts 2016 – Governor General's Awards for the Performing Arts – John McKellar 
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada 2014 – Bryan Finlay, QC as "Lawyer of the Year" in Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers® in Canada 2013 – Robert B. Warren as Toronto "Lawyer of the Year" in Energy Law
  • Planet Africa Professional Excellence Award 2014 – Frank Walwyn
  • University College Alumni of Influence Award 2014 – John McKellar
  • Precedent Setter Award 2014 – Precedent Magazine – Nikiforos Iatrou
  • Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Real Estate – Lisa Borsook, Brad McLellan
  • Women's Executive Network's (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women – Lisa Borsook
  • Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 – Ian Mitchell, Sylvia Adriano, Caroline Abela
  • Lexpert® Zenith Awards – Clare Burns, Lori Duffy

Quick Facts on Current and Former Members of the Firm

  • Five Treasurers (heads) of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Honorary members of the Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales
  • Members of FICCI Arbitration and Conciliation Tribunal (FACT) – India's leading arbitration institute
  • Current member of the Ontario Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee
  • Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)
  • First recipient of the McMurtry Award from Pro Bono Law Ontario
  • Current (and first) Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario's new Human Rights Legal Support Centre
  • First recipient of the Arleen Goss Award for Young Advocates from The Advocates' Society
  • 13 former partners made federally appointed judges
  • 8 former partners appointed to Courts of Appeal in Canada, including former Ontario Chief Justice George Alexander Gale, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Roy Kellock and Ontario Court of Appeal Justice John Arnup
  • Current and former firm members honoured as Members and Officers of the Order of Canada and recipients of honorary degrees from major Canadian universities