Jun 20, 2019

Multiple WeirFoulds lawyers to serve on OBA Law Section executives

WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that a number of our lawyers have been elected as Members-at-Large of the Ontario Bar Association’s Law Section executives for the 2019-2020 year.

Faren Bogach, Partner, has been re-elected to the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section. Faren is an experienced litigator with a practice that is focused on construction and infrastructure. She has significant expertise helping clients from across the construction pyramid navigate through a broad range of complex disputes.

Philip Cho, Partner, joins the Insolvency Law Section for the first time this year. Philip’s practice is focused primarily in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy, with a complimentary practice in security enforcement and litigation.

Jeff Cowan, Partner, has been re-elected to the Administrative Law Section. He has previously held the role of Executive Member and past Chair. Jeff acts as counsel before administrative tribunals and the trial and appellate courts in many aspects of public law.

Bianca La Neve, Partner, has been re-elected to the Trusts and Estates Law Section. Bianca is an experienced litigator with a practice that is focused on handling complex and sensitive matters in relation to all aspects of estate, trusts and capacity litigation.

Megan Mah, Associate, has been re-elected to the Labour and Employment Law Section and reappointed to the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law Section. Megan works on a range of issues including workplace discrimination and accommodation, sexual harassment and violence, wrongful and constructive dismissals, human rights complaints, breach of contract, and professional discipline.

Hayley Peglar, Associate, joins the Elder Law Section for the first time this year. Hayley practices civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on estate, trusts and capacity litigation. Hayley also advises clients on non-contentious court proceedings, including variation of trust matters and uncontested passings of accounts.

As Members-at-Large, Faren, Philip, Bianca, Megan and Hayley will participate in the general business of the sections and execute on specific projects as assigned by the Chair, including advocacy initiatives, developing innovative and exciting programming, hosting special events, producing informative practice-specific articles and papers and more.

We wish each of them a great year with the executive teams.

They will assume their roles on August 15, 2019.