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Queen's Law Instagram Takeover

April 24, 2018

Queen's Law Instagram Takeover

ProudQueen's Law alumni, WeirFoulds Litigationand Construction Law Associate Sierra Bilyk, chronicles a "day in thelife" on Instagram. 

Queen's law aims to showcase the diversity andexperiences current students and alumni have through this unique initiative. Sierrais honored to have been selected for this valuable Instagram Takeover(#takeovertuesday).

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WeirFoulds Congratulates Claudia Storto and the City of Vaughan Team on their Litigation Management Innovatio Award

September 14, 2016

WeirFoulds congratulates the City of Vaughan, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Team and Claudia Storto, deputy city manager, legal and human resources, on winning the Litigation Management, Small Department, Innovatio Award.

26 WeirFoulds Lawyers Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

June 22, 2016
Caroline E. Abela, Glenn W. Ackerley, Raj Anand, Sandra Astolfo, Denise Baker, Lisa A. Borsook, Alan Bromstein, Clare E. Burns, Jeff G. Cowan, M. Jill Dougherty, Lori M. Duffy, Wayne T. Egan, Bryan Finlay QC, Bradley N. McLellan, Michael J. McQuaid QC, W. A. Derry Millar, Kenneth Prehogan, J. Gregory Richards, Max Shafir QC, David R. Thompson, Christopher J. Tzekas, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is thrilled to announce that 26 of our lawyers are recognized as "Leading Practitioners" in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Nine of our colleagues are appearing in the Directory for the first time in this year's edition.

Congratulations to WeirFoulds Women and Frank Walwyn, Recipients of 2016 Lexpert® Zenith Awards Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

June 21, 2016
Lisa A. Borsook, Lori M. Duffy, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is delighted to announce that the WeirFoulds Women (WFW) initiative and our esteemed colleague Frank Walwyn were both selected as 2016 Lexpert® Zenith Awards winners. This year's Zenith Awards celebrate those who have demonstrated excellence, action and thought leadership in ways that have advanced diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in society at large.

Marie-Andrée Vermette Elected a Director of The Advocates' Society

June 20, 2016
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette has been elected a Director of The Advocates' Society. The Board of Directors is responsible for managing and supervising the activities and affairs of The Advocates' Society. Marie-Andrée will also be a member of some of the Society's Standing Committees.

Raj Anand Comments on Law Society's Adoption of Recommendations for Entity Regulation

May 31, 2016
Raj Anand

Raj Anand, a senior civil litigation and human rights partner at WeirFoulds, and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), is featured in the article "LSUC adopts entity regulation recommendations," published in Law Times on May 30, 2016.

Benchmark Canada Recognizes Eight WeirFoulds Lawyers

April 5, 2016
Bryan Finlay QC, J. Gregory Richards, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that eight partners have been listed in the 4th edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Nikiforos Iatrou Ranked in Competition/Antitrust: Litigators in Chambers Global 2016

March 17, 2016

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Partner and head of the Competition Practice Group at the firm, has been ranked by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2016 in the Competition/Antitrust: Litigators — Canada category.

Frank Walwyn to Receive the Ontario Bar Association Award for Distinguished Service

March 15, 2016
Frank E. Walwyn

Frank Walwyn, senior litigation partner at WeirFoulds, is set to receive the Ontario Bar Association's 2016 Award for Distinguished Service at an award ceremony in Toronto on April 20, 2016.

Frank Walwyn Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

March 14, 2016
Frank E. Walwyn

Frank Walwyn has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Frank became a Fellow took place at the 2016 Spring Meeting of the College.

Frank Walwyn Discusses Striving for Excellence and Diversity as an Advantage

March 4, 2016
Frank E. Walwyn

Frank Walwyn, a senior litigation partner at WeirFoulds, discussed the need for students to strive for excellence, and how diversity can gain a competitive advantage in the legal profession as the keynote speaker at the 25th Annual National Conference of the Black Law Students' Association (BLSA Canada), and in an informal presentation to Queen's Law students respectively.

WeirFoulds Proudly Supports the Sopinka Cup 2016

February 28, 2016
John M. Buhlman, J. Gregory Richards

WeirFoulds is proud to continue its long-standing support of the Sopinka Cup, Canada's national trial advocacy competition, organized by The Advocates' Society, and funded by the American College of Trial Lawyers.

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of the Arnup Cup 2016

February 10, 2016
John M. Buhlman, J. Gregory Richards, Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is proud to continue to sponsor the Arnup Cup, an annual trial advocacy competition for Ontario law schools, organized by The Advocates' Society. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable John D. Arnup, O.C., Q.C., who for many years sat as a distinguished member of the Court of Appeal for Ontario following a career at WeirFoulds as one of Canada's finest litigation counsel.

WeirFoulds Proud to Continue Supporting the Black Law Students' Association of Canada and BLSACares

February 3, 2016
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is proud to continue supporting the Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) by sponsoring the 25th Annual National Conference and the association's charitable branch, BLSACares.

Raj Anand, Counsel for the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Freedoms in a SCC Constitutional Test

January 15, 2016
Raj Anand

Raj Anand, a senior civil litigation and human rights partner at WeirFoulds, and a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, is featured in the January 15, 2016 edition of The Lawyers Weekly in "Government agent immunity issue one of the challenges for SCC:  Winter session will also look at penalties, admissibility, infanticide". 

Four WeirFoulds Partners Named in the 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide

December 18, 2015
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar

We are pleased to announce that four WeirFoulds partners have been ranked in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

Four WeirFoulds Partners in Lexpert® Special Edition on Litigation

December 18, 2015
Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar, Kenneth Prehogan, J. Gregory Richards

We are pleased to announce that Bryan Finlay, W.A. Derry Millar, Kenneth Prehogan, and J. Gregory Richards have been listed in the Lexpert® Special Edition - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers.

WeirFoulds Partner Emeritus Bryan Finlay, QC, Joins Supreme Court Advocacy Institute Advisor Roster for Toronto

December 17, 2015
Bryan Finlay QC

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner Emeritus Bryan Finlay, QC, has accepted an invitation from the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute to join the Advisor Roster for Toronto.

WeirFoulds Ranked #1 in Novae Res Urbis Top 10 Development Law Firms in GTA

December 16, 2015
Glenn W. Ackerley, Denise Baker, John M. Buhlman, Paul Chronis, Jeff G. Cowan, M. Jill Dougherty, Bruce H. Engell, Aisling Flarity, Sean G. Foran, Barnet H. Kussner, Michael J. McQuaid QC, J. Gregory Richards, Sylvain R. Rouleau, Christopher J. Tzekas

WeirFoulds is thrilled to announce that it has taken the top spot in Novae Res Urbis' (NRU) 17th annual ranking of the GTA's most prominent planning and development law firms.

Lisa Borsook named a Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

November 25, 2015
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that executive partner Lisa Borsook has been named once again as a recipient in the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards in the RBC Champion Category. This is the third time Lisa has been named to this list. In 2013 she was recognized in the KPMG Professionals category, and in 2014 in the RBC Champions category.

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WeirFoulds Partner Ian Mitchell named 2015 Lexpert® Rising Star

November 20, 2015

WeirFoulds is delighted to announce that Ian Mitchell has been named a 2015 Lexpert® Rising Star. This award honours Canada's leading lawyers under 40 from law firms and in-house, paying tribute to those in the legal profession who have an exceptional record of success, community leadership and contributions to their firm or company's achievements. Awards were presented at the Annual Gala held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on November 19, 2015.

WeirFoulds proud to be ranked in inaugural Chambers Canada 2016 guide

October 2, 2015
Glenn W. Ackerley, Bryan Finlay QC

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that three of our partners are ranked as leaders in their fields in the inaugural edition of Chambers Canada.

Jeff Cowan Discusses Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v. Veresen Inc., Impact of Bhasin v. Hrynew, in Canadian Lawyer Inhouse

July 21, 2015
Jeff G. Cowan

Jeff Cowan, partner at WeirFoulds LLP, discusses the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v. Veresen Inc. in Canadian Lawyer Inhouse. The case involved implied terms in contracts.

Partner Raj Anand Appointed Constitutional Litigator-in-Residence

June 26, 2015
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to congratulate partner Raj Anand on his appointment as Litigator-in-Residence for Fall 2015 at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at his alma mater, the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

WeirFoulds Well Represented in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

June 23, 2015
Glenn W. Ackerley, Raj Anand, Lisa A. Borsook, Clare E. Burns, Jeff G. Cowan, Lori M. Duffy, Bryan Finlay QC, Barnet H. Kussner, Bradley N. McLellan, Michael J. McQuaid QC, W. A. Derry Millar, Kenneth Prehogan, J. Gregory Richards, David R. Thompson, Christopher J. Tzekas, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce the recognition of 17 lawyers as "Leading Practitioners" in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Each lawyer was selected based on recognition by their peers and highlights the firm's expertise across a range of practice areas. 

H. Scott Fairley to Receive the 2015 OBA Award of Excellence in International Law

May 8, 2015

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that our colleague Scott Fairley will be honoured by the Ontario Bar Association with the 2015 OBA Award of Excellence in International Law.

WeirFoulds Partner Raj Anand Re-elected as Bencher

May 5, 2015
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to congratulate our Partner Raj Anand on his re-election to a third and final term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Chambers Global 2015 Ranks Three WeirFoulds Partners

March 13, 2015
Glenn W. Ackerley, Bryan Finlay QC

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that three partners are ranked in Chambers Global 2015.

WeirFoulds Welcomes Reta Coburn as New COO

January 22, 2015
Sara Swartz-Hawley

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Reta Coburn has joined as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Reta will have an instrumental leadership role in advancing the firm's strategy and its operations and administration.

Congratulations to Rajeev Dewan, Steve Doak, Jill Dougherty, Jordan Glick and Karsten Lee, Our Newest Partners

January 7, 2015
Stephen B. Doak, M. Jill Dougherty, Karsten T. Lee

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Rajeev Dewan, Steve Doak, Jill Dougherty, Jordan Glick and Karsten Lee have been admitted to the partnership.

WeirFoulds Ranked #3 in Novae Res Urbis Top 10 Development Law Firms in GTA

December 17, 2014
Glenn W. Ackerley, Denise Baker, John M. Buhlman, Jeff G. Cowan, M. Jill Dougherty, Bruce H. Engell, Aisling Flarity, Sean G. Foran, Barnet H. Kussner, Michael J. McQuaid QC, J. Gregory Richards, Sylvain R. Rouleau, Christopher J. Tzekas

WeirFoulds is thrilled to announce that it has risen to # 3 in Novae Res Urbis' (NRU) 16th annual ranking of the GTA's most prominent planning and development law firms, from #6 in 2013.

Lisa Borsook named a Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner

November 27, 2014
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that executive partner Lisa Borsook has been named a recipient in the Women's Executive Network's (WXN) 2014 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards in the RBC Champions Category. These awards celebrate and highlight the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Winners will be honoured at a gala on November 27, 2014.

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WeirFoulds' Frank Walwyn Receives Professional Excellence Award in 2014 Planet Africa Awards

October 20, 2014
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that partner Frank Walwyn will receive the Professional Excellence Award in the 2014 Planet Africa Awards. Recipients were selected by a panel under the direction of Silvertrust Communications, the parent company of Planet Africa Network. The organization's vision is to advance the aspirations of people of African origin.

Congratulations to our partner Clare Burns, recognized with a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award for excellence in estate and tax planning

October 8, 2014
Clare E. Burns

We are delighted to announce that Clare Burns has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award for her work in estate and personal tax planning. This year the award recognizes lawyers called between 1986 and 2000 who have demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in their respective practice area - setting new standards for the profession.

Best Lawyers® International recognizes WeirFoulds' Bryan Finlay, QC as Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation

August 25, 2014
Bryan Finlay QC

Bryan Finlay is among 24 WeirFoulds lawyers listed in the 2015 edition of the Best Lawyers® International directory – one of Canada's most highly regarded legal directories. The "Lawyer of the Year" accolade is especially significant, as only a single lawyer in each practice area and region receives the honour.

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Partner Caroline Abela Speaks Out on Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse

July 10, 2014

To spread awareness of the growing crime of financial abuse of seniors, Caroline Abela has given a series of media interviews.

WeirFoulds Competition Group Scores Precedent-Setting Victory for Kobo Inc.

March 19, 2014

Acting for Toronto-based e-book retailer Kobo Inc., WeirFoulds LLP's Competition Group has convinced the Competition Tribunal to prevent the implementation of a settlement agreement struck between Canada's Competition Bureau and four major publishers, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster. The settlement agreement would have fundamentally altered Kobo's contracting practices with these publishers, and on March 18, the Competition Tribunal gave Kobo the green light to test the settlement agreement to ensure it is consistent with Canada's Competition Act.

WeirFoulds Partner W.A. Derry Millar to Receive 2014 Law Society Medal

March 17, 2014
W. A. Derry Millar

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that our Partner Derry Millar has been chosen to receive a 2014 Law Society Medal. The Medal was established in 1985 by the Law Society of Upper Canada to honour outstanding lawyers in Ontario who provide exceptional service, whether in a particular area of practice, in the academic sphere, or in some other professional capacity.

WeirFoulds successfully argues for interim injunction in The Real Jerk case

February 16, 2012
Albert G. Formosa

Justice Low of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awards an interim injunction for the owner and operator of The Real Jerk.

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