WeirFoulds LLP, formed in 1860, is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious law firms. The firm is focused on four broad areas of practice: Litigation, Corporate, Property and Government Law. An impressively large percentage of the partners of WeirFoulds are leading practitioners in the firm’s chosen practice areas.

Firm Rankings

  • Recognized by our peers and colleagues as one of the top regional firms in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms survey
  • Consistently ranked in Novae Res Urbis’ Top 10 Development Law Firms in GTA
  • Chambers Canada Guide – Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded; Litigation: General Commercial; Real Estate; and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Benchmark Canada, the Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – Recommended
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Listed as a leading firm in Litigation – Corporate Commercial, Professional Liability, Property Development and Property Leasing
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer 500 Guide – Listed as a leading firm in Construction Law, Property Leasing and Litigation – Corporate Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in Canada – Listed as a Top 10 firm in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Property Leasing
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert Special Editions – Litigation, Infrastructure, Global Mining

Wayne Egan
Managing Partner
T: 416.947.5086
wegan@weirfoulds.com

Media Contact
Carol Hastie
Chief Client Officer
T: 647.715.7220
chastie@weirfoulds.com

Awards

  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 – James Kosa
  • 2019 Award of Excellence in Construction & Infrastructure Law – Ontario Bar Association – Sandra Astolfo
  • 2019 Law Society Medal – Frank Walwyn
  • 2019 Advocates’ Society Medal – Bryan Finlay QC
  • 2018 Award for Distinguished Service – Ontario Bar Association – Raj Anand
  • PCMA Industry Advocacy Leadership Award of Recognition – David Brown & Susan Han
  • 2017 Canadian Construction Association Award of Recognition – Glenn Ackerley
  • 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Ontario – Raj Anand
  • Laura Legge Award 2016 – Law Society of Upper Canada – Lisa Borsook
  • 2016 TCIC Chancellor’s Award of Excellence – Toronto Construction Association – Michael Swartz
  • 2016 Award for Distinguished Service – Ontario Bar Association – Frank Walwyn
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 – Glenn Ackerley as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law
  • Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts 2016 – Governor General’s Awards for the Performing Arts – John McKellar
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 – Bryan Finlay, QC as “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 – Robert B. Warren as Toronto “Lawyer of the Year” in Energy Law
  • Planet Africa Professional Excellence Award 2014 – Frank Walwyn
  • University College Alumni of Influence Award 2014 – John McKellar
  • Award of Excellence in Real Estate – Ontario Bar Association – Lisa Borsook, Brad McLellan
  • Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Lisa Borsook
  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 – Caroline Abela
  • Lexpert Zenith Awards – Clare Burns, Lori Duffy

Quick Facts on Current and Former Members of the Firm

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