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WeirFoulds LLP

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Managing Partner: Wayne Egan
Number of partners: 42
Number of lawyers: 105
Languages:Cantonese, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
WeirFoulds LLP has established itself as one of Canada’s premier regional law firms, and has provided strategic, cost-effective and innovative legal advice to clients since 1860. WeirFoulds has thrived by becoming a true partner to clients, ensuring that legal advice addresses their priorities. The firm is repeatedly ranked as one of the Canadian Lawyer Top 10 Ontario Regional Firms, and is regularly listed in Novae Res Urbis Top 10 Development Law Firms in the GTA. These listings are testaments to the firm’s client-service focus. With roots firmly planted in the Greater Toronto Area, and a client base that is large and diverse, the firm offers responsive and effective client service in four broad areas of practice: corportate, litigation, property and government.

Main Areas of Practice:
Arbitration
Cannabis
Class Actions
Construction
Corporate Commercial
Corporate Securities
Employment & Human Rights
Energy
Estates
Trusts & Charities
Expropriation
Information Technology
Infrastructure & Public Projects
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
International Litigation
Investment Funds
Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mining
Municipal & Land Use Planning
Privacy & Access to Information
Private Equity
Procurement
Property Leasing & Development
Real Estate
Regulatory
Sports
Subrogation & Recovery
Tax
Telecom
Zoning

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate:

The corporate practice has a rich tradition of serving business clients in the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, banking and corporate finance, private equity, securities, multinational transactions, public sector transactions and tax, regulatory and intellectual property matters, employment matters, investment funds, privacy matters, sports and franchise. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to a wide range of clients, from companies and major institutions requiring sophisticated legal services to entrepreneurs building from the ground up.
Contact: John Pandell
Tel: 416 947 5034
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
Clients bring their most challenging and pressing problems to WeirFoulds, recognised for strength in complex litigation cases, with over half of the firm’s lawyers practising before courts and tribunals. The firm has acted in some of Canada’s largest and most complex disputes, and has significant experience in the early resolution of disputes through facilitation, mediation, arbitration and other evolving methods of alternative dispute resolution. Lawyers are highly experienced in all manner of claims, before courts and other forums, including the Competition Bureau. The firm acts for those affected by government regulation, and has a solid reputation for advising clients affected by the decisions of the regulatory boards and tribunals established by all levels of government. Lawyers represent clients during administrative law hearings, and launch or defend judicial review applications challenging the lawfulness of board and tribunal decisions.
Contact: Kenneth Prehogan
Tel: 416 947 5028
Email: [email protected]

Property:

Regarded as having the premier property practice in Ontario, the firm has acted on the largest and most significant property and infrastructure developments in Canada for nearly 100 years: shopping centres, public transportation projects, waterfront re-developments, hydro transmission corridors, land fill sites, office towers, highways, industrial projects, and more. Clients have access to a diverse team with expertise in real estate development, acquisitions and joint ventures, leasing, infrastructure and public-private partnerships, municipal law and zoning, financing and leasing, construction, litigation, land use planning, environmental law, and taxation. If the need for negotiation, mediation and/or litigation arises, clients receive innovative, effective representation in corporate/commercial disputes in a full range of litigation matters related to real estate.
Contact: Lisa A. Borsook
Tel: 416 947 5003
Email: [email protected]

Government:
The firm is widely renowned for clearing the way for major public/private projects in the fastest-growing regions of the country, and finding solutions to disputes of all types involving public bodies. Lawyers have worked with a significant number of municipalities and other levels of government in Canada, and forged positive working relationships with officials in a vast array of governmental agencies, boards and commissions. The team also provides facilitation and mediation services relating to issues both minor and significant arising between municipalities and the development industry.
Contact: Bruce Engell
Tel: 416 947 5081
Email: [email protected]

International Experience:
The firm conducts litigation in and/or relating to the laws of England, the Channel Islands, Africa, Singapore, the Caribbean, Central America (Belize) and the United States for governments and private clients. Lawyers have represented public and private clients in investor state arbitrations, and private clients in international commercial arbitrations. The team includes Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and members of the Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales (honorary),plus the CBA, ABA, and Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association. The firm is a proud member of SCG Legal, an international network of 148+ carefully selected law firms well-regarded in their legal, business and political communities.
Contact: Frank E. Walwyn
Tel: 416 947 5052
Email: [email protected]