DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Koskie Minsky LLP

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading Toronto-based class action group, representing plaintiffs from both the public and private sectors throughout every stage of class proceedings and at all levels of court. Commands considerable respect for its representation of plaintiffs in residential schools and Crown liability cases. Maintains a focus on human rights and acts for clients on sexual harassment and employment files. Also a leading platform for all manner of class prosecutions from securities and consumer protection to product liability and environmental actions.

Strengths

Sources highlight the firm as being "market-leading" in the space.

Notable practitioners

Sources endorse Celeste Poltak as being "very well spoken, smart and strategic." She stands out for her work on high-profile class actions and her experience in appellate proceedings.

Jonathan Ptak is highlighted in the market for his experience in the class actions space, with a particular focus on insurance and professional negligence.

The "excellent" Kirk Baert possesses a wealth of class action experience and heads the firm's class action group. He is regularly instructed to handle high-profile cases on a broad range of issues, including those relating to securities and public law.

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Nationwide - Canada

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)


Celeste Poltak
Band 2
Jonathan Ptak
Band 4
Kirk M. Baert
Band 1