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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, Stephen B. Doak, 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
Sylvia Adriano, 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

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
Alexandra Overchuk

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
Scott McGrath

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.

Chris Tzekas Discusses Expropriation with CityTV News

June 2, 2016
Christopher J. Tzekas

Chris Tzekas, administrative law and civil litigation partner at WeirFoulds, spoke to Adrian Ghobrial of CityTV News on May 31, 2016 about expropriation issues related to the proposed Scarborough subway extension.

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.

Glenn Ackerley Moderates Industry Forum on Updated Ontario Lien Act

May 19, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley

Glenn Ackerley, chair of WeirFoulds' Construction practice, is featured in the Daily Commercial News for moderating an industry panel at the Toronto Construction Association (TCA)'s annual Members' Day on May 11, 2016.

Ralph Kroman Discusses Cyber Security with Canadian Lawyer Inhouse

April 25, 2016
Ralph H. Kroman

Ralph Kroman, a partner in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology practice at WeirFoulds, is featured in the article "The shifting sands of cybersecurity", in the May 2016 edition of Canadian Lawyer Inhouse.

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.

Raj Dewan Appointed to Ontario Securities Commission's Small and Medium Enterprises Committee

April 13, 2016

Raj Dewan, a partner in the Corporate Practice Group, has been appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)'s Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC).

WeirFoulds Proud to Sponsor The Construction Institute of Canada's 2016 National Student Bid Competition Awards Gala

April 12, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley

WeirFoulds is proud to sponsor and support The Construction Institute of Canada's 2016 National Student Bid Competition Awards Gala. The Simulated Student Bid Competition is an annual event held to assist students to understand the real life challenges that are present within the construction bidding and estimating process.

Glenn Ackerley Discusses Building Infrastructure in Lexpert Cover Feature

April 11, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley

Glenn Ackerley, partner and Chair of the Construction practice at WeirFoulds, is featured in the cover article "Building Infrastructure: The Legal Framework for Canada's Push", in the April 2016 edition of Lexpert.

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WeirFoulds Proud to Continue to Sponsor CSE Day Toronto - Spring Pitch 2016

April 8, 2016
Michael Dolphin

WeirFoulds is proud of its continuing support of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) Day initiative. The third CSE Day event, CSE Day Toronto - Spring Pitch 2016, on April 28, 2016 is focused on CSE-listed companies and investors.

WeirFoulds Proud to Sponsor TieQuest 2016 Competition for Entrepreneurs

April 6, 2016

WeirFoulds is proud to be a sponsor of TiEQuest, an annual business venture competition with a mission to connect entrepreneurs with the investment community. This year's TiEQuest will be held on April 21, 2016, with over 200 entrepreneurs expected to participate from every major city in North America.

Benchmark Canada Recognizes Eight WeirFoulds Lawyers

April 5, 2016
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 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
Nikiforos Iatrou

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.

Lisa Borsook Selected as the 2016 Recipient of the Laura Legge Award

March 11, 2016
Lisa A. Borsook

We are pleased to announce that WeirFoulds Executive Partner Lisa Borsook is being honoured as the 2016 recipient of The Laura Legge Award. The Laura Legge Award recognizes women lawyers from Ontario who have exemplified leadership within the profession. The award was established in 2007 in honour of the late Laura Legge, O. Ont., Q.C., the first woman ever elected as a bencher of the Law Society and the first woman to serve as Treasurer.

WeirFoulds Celebrates International Women's Day

March 8, 2016

WeirFoulds LLP has a long standing and strong commitment to supporting women in the workplace. Applicants regardless of sex, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability are treated equally and respectfully in our hiring process. As such, the principles of employment equity, diversity and human rights have been an integral part of WeirFoulds since our beginning. In part, this stems from the fact that we have strong roots in the Greater Toronto Area, and our people are reflective of our Canadian identity. WeirFoulds continues to strive to be a fully integrated multicultural firm. We recruit and hire women and men of all ages, cultures and beliefs. We select applicants based on their abilities, goals and experience, and we foster an environment of acceptance and mutual respect.

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 is Proud to Support Flip Your Wig for Justice as a Premier Partner

March 2, 2016
Raj Anand

WeirFoulds is proud to continue as a Premier Partner of Flip Your Wig for Justice. Flip Your Wig for Justice is a pledge-based fundraiser, and an awareness-raising campaign in support of five non-profit, access to justice-serving organizations in Ontario.

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.

Glenn Ackerley Discusses Breaking Down Barriers in Procurement

February 24, 2016
Glenn W. Ackerley

Glenn Ackerley, partner, construction law, discussed breaking down barriers in procurement at the Breaking Down Barriers - Identifying Opportunities - Overcoming Challenges session hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce on February 24, 2016. The event was covered by local newspaper Niagara This Week, in an article by Paul Forsyth entitled Stopping the hallowing out of the Niagara construction industry: Forum focuses on barriers to local firms getting municipal contracts.

WeirFoulds is Proud to Support the Osgoode Women's Network OWN Your Career Event

February 22, 2016

WeirFoulds is proud to support the Osgoode Women's Network (OWN), Fourth Annual OWN Your Career networking event taking place on February 25, 2016.  The guest of honour this year is Justice Kelly P. Wright.

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 Represents Honeywell in the Acquisition of COM DEV International's Space Hardware and Systems Business

February 4, 2016
Richard J. Arezes, Jennie Baek, Ruth De Sousa, Conor Dooley, Jim Dublack, Wayne T. Egan, Nikiforos Iatrou, Ann Lattanzio, Karsten T. Lee, Eva Lombardi, Irene MacLeod, Maralynne A. Monteith, Ryan L. Morris, Steven Rukavina

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Honeywell (NYSE:HON) completed the previously announced acquisition by plan of arrangement of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:CDV), a leading satellite and space components provider of switches and multiplexers.

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.

WeirFoulds is a Proud Sponsor of ChangSchoolTalks

January 29, 2016
Frank E. Walwyn

WeirFoulds is proud of its continuing affiliation with the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, by sponsoring the ChangSchoolTalks 2016 program. This dynamic, full-day professional development and networking event connects participants with leading experts in education and technology. The second annual ChangSchoolTalks will take place on February 17, 2016.

WeirFoulds Proud to Continue to Support Toronto Startups through Silicon Valley-Based Founder Institute

January 27, 2016

WeirFoulds is proud to continue to support Toronto's thriving startup community for a fourth session of Founder Institute – Toronto Chapter. The firm partners with Founder Institute to provide valuable legal advice to program participants, drawing on our extensive expertise assisting entrepreneurs and high-growth companies in all areas of corporate and securities law.

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.