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WeirFoulds Congratulates Megan Mah on being elected and appointed to two OBA Law Sections

June 14, 2018
Megan L. Mah

Congratulations to Megan Mah on being elected to the Executive of the OBA's Labour & Employment Law Section and  appointed to the Constitutional, Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law Section  for the coming year.

WeirFoulds Congratulates All Nominees and Winners at the 2018 CGCA Awards

June 12, 2018

WeirFoulds congratulates all of the nominees and winners at the 2018 Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA). WeirFoulds is a proud sponsor of the Mid-Market Excellence category at this annual event and applaud all those who were recognized for excellence in their profession and dedication to the community at large.

Faren Bogach elected to OBA Construction & Infrastructure Law Executive (2018-2019)

June 12, 2018
Faren H. Bogach

Faren Bogach elected to OBA Construction & Infrastructure Law Executive (2018-2019) 

WeirFoulds Women Spearheaded a Collaborative Effort with Girls E-Mentorship

June 11, 2018
Faren H. Bogach, Megan L. Mah, Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds' Associates Megan Mah and Kayla Theeuwen spearheaded a collaborative effort with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) to offer an afternoon of speed mentoring to high school girls in Toronto who face various barriers to realizing their full potential, including bullying, low self-esteem, and gender discrimination. 

WeirFoulds Congratulates Caroline Abela on becoming Vice-Chair of the Estates Litigation Practice Group, The Advocates' Society

June 11, 2018

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Caroline Abela has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Estates Litigation Practice Group, The Advocates' Society (TAS).  The Advocates' Society was established to ensure the presence of a courageous and independent bar, and the maintenance of the role of the advocate in the administration of justice.

Sandra Astolfo Inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers as a new Fellow

June 5, 2018

Sandra Astolfo has been inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers as a new Fellow. We congratulate Sandra on receiving this well-deserved professional recognition. 

The formal induction ceremony took place on Saturday, June 2nd at the College's 20th anniversary conference held in Banff, Alberta. Admittance into the College is by special invitation only, and the candidate's nomination must have received the unanimous support of all 88 current Fellows from across the country.

The purpose of the College is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice or teaching of construction law and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.

WeirFoulds Women holds clothing drive for Dress for Success Toronto and Dress Your Best Toronto

April 18, 2018
Megan L. Mah, Kayla Theeuwen

Associates Kayla Theeuwen and Megan Mah, members of the WeirFoulds Women group (WFW), recently spearheaded a firm-wide clothing drive to collect donations of professional attire to be delivered to Dress for Success Toronto and Dress Your Best Toronto.

WeirFoulds Congratulates Raj Anand for Receiving the 2018 OBA Award for Distinguished Service

April 17, 2018
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand, Senior Partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, will be the recipient (along with Justice Michael Tulloch) of the 2018 OBA Award for Distinguished Service.

WeirFoulds partner Marie-Andrée Vermette appointed to the first Board of Governors for the Université de l'Ontario français

April 11, 2018
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Marie-Andrée Vermette has been appointed to the first Board of Governors for the Université de l'Ontario français. WeirFoulds a le plaisir d'annoncer que Marie-Andrée Vermette a été nommée membre du premier conseil d'administration de l'Université de l'Ontario français.

Rob Eberschlag, Corporate, Commercial and Securities Lawyer, Joins WeirFoulds

April 10, 2018
Robert Eberschlag

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Rob Eberschlag has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Groups.

Nikiforos Iatrou Discusses Public Interest Privilege with Law Times

April 4, 2018
Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds partner and Chair of the Competition Group, Nikiforos Iatrou, discussed the recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling regarding the federal Commissioner of Competition's power to assert privilege over documents in the article "Clarification over document privilege welcome move: Focus on ‘This decision will result in fairer fights'", featured in the March 26, 2018 edition of Law Times.

WeirFoulds Partner David Brown Joins the Board of Directors of Angel Investors Ontario

April 3, 2018
David S. Brown

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner David Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Angel Investors Ontario (formerly known as "Network of Angel Organizations – Ontario" or "NAO-Ontario").

WeirFoulds Simplifies Registration Process for Dealers and Advisors

March 22, 2018
Ann Lattanzio

From complex forms and documents to tax and other commercial issues, the registration process of dealers and advisors comes with a variety of risk and challenges.

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Glenn Ackerley receives 2017 Canadian Construction Association Award of Recognition

March 15, 2018
Glenn W. Ackerley

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Glenn Ackerley is the winner of the 2017 Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Award of Recognition.

The WeirFoulds Caribbean Practice Group brings Carnival spirit to Bay Street

March 6, 2018
Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn

On Thursday, 22 February, the WeirFoulds Caribbean Practice Group brought the Carnival spirit to Bay Street with steel pans, jerk chicken and dancing at the WeirFoulds 2018 Caribbean Fête.

Nikiforos Iatrou rises in the rankings of Chambers Global 2018 for strength in Competition Law

February 16, 2018
Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Partner and head of the Competition Practice Group, has once again been ranked by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2018 in the Competition/Antitrust: Litigators — Canada practice category.

WeirFoulds win in Ontario Court of Appeal case means more independence for Ontario municipalities

February 14, 2018
Bruce H. Engell, Barnet H. Kussner

On January 29, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a lower Court decision giving municipalities the right to decide for themselves how much parkland they will require from developers in order to accommodate growth.  

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of the Arnup Cup 2018

February 9, 2018
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.

WeirFoulds Lawyers Named Acritas Stars

February 7, 2018
Lisa A. Borsook, Graham R. Brown, Wayne T. Egan, Steven Rukavina

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that four WeirFoulds lawyers have been recommended as outstanding lawyers in Acritas Stars rankings for 2018.

WeirFoulds continues to support the Black Law Students' Association of Canada

February 1, 2018
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is proud to sponsor the 2018 Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) Julius Alexander Diversity Moot.

Kelsey Gordon summarizes the Driving Competition: The Interface between Competition and Intellectual Property Law OBA Panel featuring Nikiforos Iatrou

January 22, 2018
Kelsey Gordon, Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds Student at Law Kelsey K. Gordon penned a summary of the November 22, 2017 panel discussion "Driving Competition: The Interface between Competition and Intellectual Property Law" organized by the Ontario Bar Association's Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section. The summary has been published to the OBA Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section website.

WeirFoulds Competition Practice Recognized by the Global Competition Review's GCR 100

January 19, 2018
Nikiforos Iatrou, Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm's competition practice has been recommended  in this year's Global Competition Review's GCR 100.

In memory of the Honourable Allan McNiece Austin

January 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our friend and esteemed colleague, the Honourable Allan McNiece (Mac) Austin, on January 12, 2018.

Susan Han Profiled in the Private Capital Markets Association (PCMA) Magazine

January 15, 2018
Susan Han

WeirFoulds Partner Susan Han was featured in the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) Member Spotlight feature in the Private Capital Markets magazine Winter 2017 edition.

Weirfoulds congratulates Wayne Egan on being appointed Managing Partner

January 8, 2018
Wayne T. Egan

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that the partners of the firm have elected Wayne Egan to the position of Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2018. 

WeirFoulds Tree for Covenant House

December 20, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to continue our support of Covenant House Toronto and help them help young people move from life on the street to a life with a future.

WeirFoulds Partners Named in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

December 13, 2017
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Bryan Finlay QC

We are pleased to announce that Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, and Bryan Finlay QC have been ranked in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

WeirFoulds is proud to support the 19th Annual Canadian Private Equity Summit

November 28, 2017
David S. Brown

WeirFoulds is once again a platinum sponsor of the Annual Canadian Private Equity Summit and Gala.

WeirFoulds proudly supports the RODA-OBA Annual Diversity Conference

November 23, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to sponsor the Roundtable of Diversity Association's 3rd Annual Diversity Conference in partnership with the Ontario Bar Association.

WeirFoulds partners listed in Lexpert US Cross-Border Guide – Litigation

November 23, 2017
Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, W. A. Derry Millar

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Bryan Finlay QC, Derry Millar and Nikiforos Iatrou are listed in the 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

FACL Honours Raj Anand with Lifetime Achievement Award

November 20, 2017
Raj Anand

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Ontario honoured Raj Anand, WeirFoulds Senior Partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, with their 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

WeirFoulds Partner Jordan Glick named 2017 Lexpert® Rising Star

November 17, 2017
Jordan Glick

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Jordan Glick has been recognized by his peers as one of Lexpert's 2017 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Lara Kinkartz seconded to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

November 15, 2017
Lara Kinkartz

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that our colleague, Lara Kinkartz, has been chosen to serve on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.

WeirFoulds represents Optiv Security in acquisition of Conexsys

November 15, 2017
Carleigh Bassett, Aisling Flarity, Sean G. Foran, Ryan L. Morris

On November 13, 2017 Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions announced that it is continuing to accelerate its growth strategy by acquiring Conexsys, a Toronto-based security and networking solutions provider.

WeirFoulds lawyers volunteer time for Make a Will Month

October 31, 2017
Caroline E. Abela, Megan L. Mah, Hayley Peglar

November is Make a Will month and the Toronto Public Library and the Ontario Bar Association have teamed up to bring lawyers to local library branches.

WeirFoulds partners recognized as leading lawyers in 2017 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy

October 30, 2017
Wayne T. Egan, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Wayne Egan and Robert Warren are listed in the 2017 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy.

WeirFoulds Supports LEAF's 2017 Persons Day Evening Gala and the Rights of Girls and Women in Canada

October 27, 2017

WeirFoulds was proud to be an associate sponsor of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund's (LEAF) 2017 Persons Day Evening Gala.

WeirFoulds Competition Group Contributes to Chambers Global Practice Guide: Cartels 2018

October 25, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm's Competition Practice Group contributed the Canadian chapter to Chambers Global Practice Guide: Cartels 2018.

Glenn Ackerley discusses proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act with Upword Magazine

October 17, 2017
Glenn W. Ackerley

Partner Glenn Ackerley writes about Bill 142, An Act to amend the Construction Lien Act in Upword Magazine, a quarterly magazine produced by the Winnipeg Construction Association.

Raj Anand contributes to Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society

October 16, 2017
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand has contributed an essay to the LexisNexis one-of-a-kind publication, Canada at 150: Building a Free and Democratic Society.

Edmond Lamek ranked as leading lawyer for Canada in IFLR1000

October 13, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Edmond Lamek has been recognized as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer for Canada in the 2018 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide.

Caroline Abela speaks all about shareholders for FEX Café Lunch Series

October 12, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

FEX Members Jeff Noble, BDO, and Caroline Abela, WeirFoulds LLP recently presented part one for a three part webinar series, "All About Stakeholders".

WeirFoulds real estate transaction featured in Lexpert Big Real Estate

October 6, 2017
Richard J. Arezes, Robert A. Eisenberg, David R. Thompson

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that we are featured in the latest Lexpert Big Real Estate.

WeirFoulds Welcomes Paul Wilson as New Chief Operating Officer

October 2, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Paul Wilson has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Paul will have a critical leadership role in advancing the firm's strategy and operations.

WeirFoulds Recognized in 2018 Chambers Canada Guide

September 28, 2017
Glenn W. Ackerley, Clare E. Burns, Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, Barnet H. Kussner

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that we have once again been recognized in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.

WeirFoulds keeps delegates charged at OPPI Conference 2017

September 28, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to be a gold sponsor of the 2017 Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Conference.

WeirFoulds Partner Wayne Egan Listed in The Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

September 22, 2017
Wayne T. Egan

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner Wayne Egan has been listed in the 2017/18 edition of The Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining.

WeirFoulds supports hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean

September 19, 2017
Nadia Chiesa, Kayla Theeuwen, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is deeply saddened by the recent devastation in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Lisa Borsook has advice for young lawyers in Precedent JD Magazine

September 7, 2017
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds executive partner Lisa Borsook contributed a piece to the Advice section of the Fall 2017 issue of Precedent JD Magazine.

WeirFoulds Partner Caroline Abela is the Co-Chair of the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC)

September 6, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Caroline Abela has been appointed the Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law - International Private Client Committee.

WeirFoulds recognized once again as the top Ontario regional firm in Canadian Lawyer's survey

September 5, 2017

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that we have once again been recognized by our peers and colleagues as the number one Ontario regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer's 2017 survey.

Nikiforos Iatrou and Kayla Theeuwen contribute to Today's General Counsel

August 29, 2017
Nikiforos Iatrou, Kayla Theeuwen

WeirFoulds partner Nikiforos Iatrou and associate Kayla Theeuwen contributed to the Aug/Sept issue of Today's General Counsel with their article, "‘Umbrella Damages' Forecast for Canada: Cross-border sellers beware ".

WeirFoulds Partners Listed in Lexpert Report On Business - Infrastructure Special Edition 2017

August 25, 2017
Lisa A. Borsook, Barnet H. Kussner, Bradley N. McLellan, Robert B. Warren

We are pleased to announce that five partners are listed in the 2017 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.

WeirFoulds congratulates Raj Anand on being named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017

August 8, 2017
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Raj Anand, a senior partner and Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada, has been named as one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017 in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal law category.

Clare Burns co-authors article for estates practitioners on dealing with unusual assets

August 1, 2017
Clare E. Burns

WeirFoulds litigation partner Clare Burns co-authored an article for The Lawyer's Daily.

WeirFoulds Partner David Brown Joins the Empire Club of Canada Board of Directors

July 18, 2017
David S. Brown

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner David Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Empire Club of Canada (ECC).

WeirFoulds Represents Lonestar West in in a $43 Million acquisition by Clean Harbors

July 17, 2017
Michael Dolphin, Conor Dooley

On July 17, 2017 Clean Harbors, Inc. (Clean Harbors) (NYSE: CLH) and Lonestar West Inc. (Lonestar) (TSX.V: LSI) reported the completion of their previously announced transaction whereby Clean Harbors has acquired Lonestar.

WeirFoulds Partner Caroline Abela Appointed Chair of the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Section

July 17, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that partner Caroline Abela has been appointed Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Law Section.

Caroline Abela co-writes about third party funding in estates litigation in the latest edition of the OBA Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law

July 14, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

WeirFoulds partner Caroline Abela contributed an article to the latest edition of the OBA's Section Insider: Trusts and Estates Law discussing the prevalence of third party funding agreements in the Canadian market.

Marie-Andrée Vermette contributes an article on access to justice in French for Advocacy Matters

July 12, 2017
Marie-Andrée Vermette

WeirFoulds litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette is a contributor to the July 2017 edition of Advocacy Matters, one of the newsletters produced  by The Advocates' Society.

Jordan Glick represents The College of Chiropodists in high profile case involving disgraced foot specialist

July 12, 2017
Jordan Glick

WeirFoulds partner Jordan Glick recently represented The College of Chiropodists in a highly publicized case involving an Ottawa-based foot specialist that had his licence revoked after he admitted to treating clients with an implant, known as a stent, that he manufactured himself without Health Canada approval.

WeirFoulds Welcomes Students from the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Annual Summer Job Program

July 11, 2017

WeirFoulds is a proud to continue supporting and participating in the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) annual Summer Job Program (SJP).

Caroline Abela contributes to the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC) Summer 2017 Newsletter

July 10, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

Caroline Abela contributes to the ABA-SIL - International Private Client Committee (IPCC) Summer 2017 Newsletter

WeirFoulds is Proud to Support Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors (WRHW)

July 10, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to support Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors (WRHW). WRHW is a ball hockey tournament started by NHL player Wayne Simmonds that is designed to provide opportunities for youth to learn and play hockey alongside NHL role models. Inspired by Wayne's Simmonds' past and the opportunities that hockey has provided him, the mission of the tournament is to provide underprivileged youth with the opportunity to learn and play hockey and to inspire youth to set goals and to fuel their belief that they can achieve them.

WeirFoulds Represents Harte Gold in the Closing of a $25 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

July 5, 2017
Conor Dooley, Wayne T. Egan, Ann Lattanzio

On Tuesday, July 5, 2017, Harte Gold Corp. (the"Company") (TSX: HRT / OTC: HRTFF / Frankfurt: H4O) completed its previously announced bought deal private placement financing, selling an aggregate of 40,323,500 common shares in the capital of the Company, including the full exercise of the underwriters' option, at a price of $0.62 per Common Shares,for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $25 million.

WeirFoulds is Proud to Support the 13th Canadian General Counsel Awards

June 26, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to continue our support for the Canadian General Counsel Awards (CGCA). CGCA is Canada's only national program designed exclusively to recognize excellence in the in-house counsel community.

WeirFoulds Partner Marie-Andrée Vermette elected as a Director of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario

June 26, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that litigation partner Marie-Andrée Vermette has been elected a Director of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO). The Board of Directors is responsible for managing and supervising the activities and affairs of the AJEFO.

Raj Anand contributes to Rule of Law: 150 Years after Confederation

June 21, 2017
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds partner Raj Anand wrote an essay for the International Commission of Jurists' Canada (ICJC) book, Canada and the Rule of Law: 150 Years after Confederation / Le Canada et la primauté du droit: 150 ans après la Confédération.

WeirFoulds Partners Listed in Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers

June 13, 2017
Nikiforos Iatrou, Ryan L. Morris

We are pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Edmond Lamek and Ryan Morris are listed in the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers.

WeirFoulds Partner Edmond Lamek Listed in Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers

May 26, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Edmond Lamek has once again been listed in the Lexpert Special Edition – Corporate.

Partner Nikiforos Iatrou featured in Who's Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders – Partners

May 24, 2017
Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou has been featured in Who's Who Legal: Competition Future Leaders – Partners 2017.

Securities Lawyer Susan Han Joins WeirFoulds

May 11, 2017
Susan Han

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Susan Han has joined the firm as a partner focusing on transaction-oriented securities work, including advising on the forming of investment vehicles (investment funds and non-investment funds) for mid-market sponsors. The addition of Susan to WeirFoulds adds to our already deep rooted experience in securities and corporate law, and further expands our service capabilities to our clients.

Lyn Townsend to be Honoured with 2017 Cambridge Award

May 10, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Lyn Townsend will be presented with the 2017 Cambridge Award at this year's Planning & Development Forum.

Lisa Borsook Honoured by Canadian Civil Liberties Association for Excellence in Law

April 27, 2017
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Executive Partner Lisa Borsook was honoured at the 2017 Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) annual gala.

WeirFoulds Boosts its Health Law, Regulatory and Public Policy Practice with the Addition of John Risk

April 25, 2017
John Risk

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that John Risk has joined the firm as a partner focusing on regulatory agencies, health law and policy, and privacy. The addition of John to WeirFoulds adds to our already deep rooted experience in these areas further expanding our capabilities.

Benchmark Canada Recognizes Seven WeirFoulds Lawyers

April 24, 2017
Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, J. Gregory Richards, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that seven partners have been listed in the 5th edition of Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Benchmark Canada identifies the leading litigation firms and lawyers in Canada through a rigorous research process involving in-depth interviews with litigators and their clients. Inclusion in the Guide is granted to lawyers and firms that display leadership and expertise in their field. Benchmark is the only legal directory to focus exclusively on litigation.

WeirFoulds LLP Celebrates International Day of Pink

April 12, 2017

The colour pink took over the WeirFoulds office today for the International Day of Pink, as we joined together to take a united stand against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world.

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Caroline Abela honoured as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

March 21, 2017
Caroline E. Abela

We are pleased to announced that Partner, Caroline Abela has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The ABF is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their communities and legal profession. Membership is limited to one percent of lawyers admitted to practice in Canada with worldwide fellowship limited.

WeirFoulds Proudly Supports the Sopinka Cup 2017

March 20, 2017
John M. Buhlman, W. A. Derry Millar, Marie-Andrée Vermette

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. The Cup bears the name of the Honourable Justice John Sopinka, Q.C., one of the few lawyers to be appointed directly from practice to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Nikiforos Iatrou and Edmond Lamek recognized in Chambers Global 2017

March 17, 2017
Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Nikiforos Iatrou, Partner and head of the Competition Practice Group and Edmond Lamek, Partner and head of the Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Group have been ranked once again by Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers 2017 in the Competition/Antitrust: Litigators — Canada and the Restructuring/Insolvency Canada categories respectively.

WeirFoulds Celebrates International Women's Day

March 8, 2017

WeirFoulds LLP has a long standing and strong commitment to supporting women in the workplace.

WeirFoulds Recognized as a Proud Supporter of the Progress Place Transitional Employment Program

March 2, 2017

WeirFoulds was honoured by Progress Place for our Leadership as an Employment Partner at their first annual Taking Care of Business Breakfast. WeirFoulds is a proud supporter of Progress Place and has been a part of the Transitional Employment Program for several years.

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of the Arnup Cup 2017

February 14, 2017
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.

Michael Swartz is the Winner of the 2016 TCIC Chancellor's Award of Excellence

February 10, 2017
Michael R. Swartz

Michael Swartz, a construction partner at WeirFoulds, has been selected by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) Nominations & Awards Committee as the winner of the 2016 TCIC Chancellor's Award of Excellence.

Kobo eBooks Nominated for a Global Competition Review Award

February 9, 2017

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the Kobo eBooks case has been shortlisted for the Global Competition Review's Annual awards for "Litigation of the year – Non-cartel prosecution: Creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of plaintiffs in a non-cartel private action."

WeirFoulds is proud to support Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition 2017

February 7, 2017

WeirFoulds is proud to provide continued support to the Queen's Entrepreneurs' Competition (QEC) for 2017, one of the longest-running and best-known undergraduate start-up competitions in the world

WeirFoulds is a Proud Supporter and Continued Sponsor of the Black Law Students' Association of Canada and BLSACares

February 1, 2017
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is a proud supporter of the Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) by acting as a continued sponsor of the Annual National Conference and the association's charitable branch, BLSACares. The conference will be held in Windsor on February 9 - 12, 2017. This year's theme is "Oneness in Motion: Impacting the Future".

WeirFoulds Welcomes Two New Partners

January 11, 2017
Faren H. Bogach, Bianca V. La Neve

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that Faren Bogach and Bianca La Neve have joined the  Partnership.

Reminder: New AODA Accessibility Requirements for Small Employers in Ontario to Take Effect January 1, 2017

January 4, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, Ontario businesses and not-for-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees must comply with new accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 ("AODA").

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Four WeirFoulds Partners Named in the 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

December 19, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Bryan Finlay QC, W. A. Derry Millar

We are pleased to announce that Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Bryan Finlay QC, and W. A. Derry Millar have been ranked once again in the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

WeirFoulds Partner Raj Anand Works to Assist Law Firms to Combat Racism and Discrimination

December 6, 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), has added to his long list of accomplishments in working toward making the legal and paralegal professions reflective of the diverse Canadian population by acting as the Chair of the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group. Since 2012, the Group has done extensive research, consulted with the professions, and formulated a combination of mandatory, voluntary and educational recommendations to break down barriers to the entry and advancement of racialized lawyers and paralegals. Raj presented the Group's final report, Working Together for Change: Strategies to Address Issues of Systemic Racism in the Legal Professions to Convocation on December 2, 2016, and obtained the approval of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

WeirFoulds Partners Listed in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

November 30, 2016
Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, W. A. Derry Millar, Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that four partners have been listed in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

Lisa Borsook named in 2016 CBDC's Diversity 50 Board Candidates list

November 21, 2016
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds congratulates Lisa Borsook, Executive Partner on being listed in the Canadian Board Diversity Council's (CBDC) 2016 Diversity 50 – Canada's Most Diverse Board Candidates.

WeirFoulds Partner Ryan Morris named 2016 Lexpert® Rising Star

November 18, 2016
Ryan L. Morris

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Ryan Morris, Co-Chair of the firm's Tax Group,  has been recognized by his peers as one of the 2016 Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

WeirFoulds Proud to be Ranked in The Legal 500 Canada 2017 Edition

November 11, 2016
Lisa A. Borsook, John M. Buhlman, Daniel P. Ferguson, Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, Bradley N. McLellan, W. A. Derry Millar

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the Legal 500 Canada 2017 edition. WeirFoulds has been identified for our expertise in six areas of practice, with eight of the firms lawyers receiving special mention as part of these groups.

WeirFoulds Partner Robert Warren Listed as a Leading Lawyer in 2016 Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy

October 28, 2016
Robert B. Warren

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Robert Warren has once again been listed in the Lexpert® Special Edition – Energy, confirming his position as a leading lawyer in the field.

WeirFoulds Boosts its Corporate Practice with the Addition of Scot Patriquin

October 13, 2016
Scot Patriquin

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Scot Patriquin has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Group with a practice focused on corporate/commercial, intellectual property, and tax law.

WeirFoulds Boosts its Construction Practice Group with the Addition of Max Shafir, QC and Sandra Astolfo

October 12, 2016
Sandra Astolfo, Max Shafir QC

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Max Shafir, QC and Sandra Astolfo have  joined the firm in the Construction Practice Group.

Another Success for the WeirFoulds Tax Litigation Group

October 3, 2016
Ryan L. Morris

On September 28, 2016, the Tax Court of Canada released the judgment in the matter of 2187028 Ontario Inc. v. Her Majesty The Queen. Ryan Morris, Tax Co-Chair at WeirFoulds, successfully represented the taxpayer as it was found that the funds in dispute did not represent unreported income of 2187028 Ontario Inc. (the "Taxpayer").

WeirFoulds Proud to be Ranked in 2017 Chambers Canada Guide

September 30, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley, Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou

WeirFoulds is proud to announce that three of our partners are ranked as leaders in their fields in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.

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.

WeirFoulds Boosts its Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group with the Addition of Edmond Lamek

September 13, 2016

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Edmond Lamek has joined the firm as a partner in the Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group.

Five WeirFoulds Partners Listed as Leading Infrastructure Lawyers in 2016 Lexpert® Special Edition – Infrastructure

August 29, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley, Lisa A. Borsook, Barnet H. Kussner, Bradley N. McLellan, Christopher J. Tzekas

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been listed in the Lexpert® Special Edition – Infrastructure. The five partners listed in this special edition affirm our position as industry leaders in the field of infrastructure and public-private partnerships. 

WeirFoulds Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers® in Canada Directory

August 10, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley, Raj Anand, Sandra Astolfo, Lisa A. Borsook, David S. Brown, John M. Buhlman, Clare E. Burns, Jeff G. Cowan, M. Jill Dougherty, Lori M. Duffy, Bryan Finlay QC, Nikiforos Iatrou, Barnet H. Kussner, John D. McKellar CM QC, Bradley N. McLellan, Michael J. McQuaid QC, W. A. Derry Millar, J. Gregory Richards, Steven Rukavina, Max Shafir QC, Debbie S. Tarshis, David R. Thompson, Christopher J. Tzekas, Marie-Andrée Vermette, Frank E. Walwyn, Robert B. Warren, Alexandra Wilbee

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that 27 of our lawyers have been listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada.

WeirFoulds has proudly earned 45 rankings in 21 specialty areas. This is a continued testament to the level of skill, tenacity and client service that the firm has become known for.  Of our 27 listed lawyers, nine are celebrating their fifth year on the list, and 11 of our lawyers are celebrating their tenth year of being recognized by their peers and the industry at large. In addition, several of our lawyers have been recognized by their peers in multiple categories.

WeirFoulds Welcomes Students from the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Annual Summer Job Program

August 3, 2016

WeirFoulds is a proud to continue supporting and participating in the Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) annual Summer Job Program (SJP). WeirFoulds has been an active contributor and advocate of the program since 2008, and has hosted several SJP students who have an interest in learning more about the legal community.

WeirFoulds Proud to Support Discussion around Driving Change as Sponsor of the 11th Canadian Lawyer InHouse Annual General Counsel Roundtable

June 27, 2016

WeirFoulds is proud to support and host the 11th Canadian Lawyer InHouse Annual General Counsel Roundtable. As the role of general counsel continues to evolve in terms of responsibility, scope and expectations, we are happy to partner on this initiative that reviews and discusses issues critical to the success of the clients we serve.

Congratulations to Ian Mitchell, Recognized as a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch" in the 2016 Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Guide – Corporate

June 23, 2016

WeirFoulds partner Ian Mitchell is named a "Corporate Lawyer to Watch" in the 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.

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.

John McKellar to Receive the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

April 14, 2016
John D. McKellar CM QC

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Partner Emeritus, John McKellar, is the 2016 winner of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts, an award given as part of the Governor General's Awards for the Performing Arts (GGPAA). John is in Montreal today where the announcements of all the winners will be made.

WeirFoulds Ranked Number One in the Canadian Lawyer Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms 2015

September 7, 2015

WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that the Firm has been voted by our peers and colleagues as the number one regional law firm in Canadian Lawyer's 2015 Survey for the Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms. Canadian Lawyer surveyed lawyers and in-house counsel from across Canada to vote on Ontario's full-service regional firms based on regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service excellence and legal expertise.

WeirFoulds Acts as Co-counsel for Trillium Motor World in Class Action against GM Canada and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

July 9, 2015
Bryan Finlay QC, Michael Statham, Marie-Andrée Vermette

On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Justice Thomas McEwen released his highly-anticipated judgment following the class action trial in Trillium Motor World Ltd. v. General Motors of Canada Limited and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.

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WeirFoulds Welcomes Alan Bromstein

July 14, 2014
Alan Bromstein

WeirFoulds is pleased to welcome Alan Bromstein to the firm where he will be continuing his advisory and advocacy practice for regulatory colleges and other clients.

OBA Honours Lisa Borsook

May 27, 2014
Lisa A. Borsook

WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that Lisa Borsook will be honoured by the Ontario Bar Association with the 2014 OBA Award of Excellence in Real Estate.