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Lexpert Recognizes Lenczner Slaght’s Professional ExcellenceView article
April 12, 2018April 12, 2018
Lenczner Slaght Receives Top Tier Ranking in Benchmark LitigationView article
April 4, 2018April 4, 2018
Will McDowell Inducted into the American College of Trial LawyersView article
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Lenczner Slaght Ranked for the 16th Consecutive Year in Chambers Global...View article
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Brian Kolenda is recognized by his alma mater as a rising star among Canadian trial lawyers.
Brian Kolenda | April 19, 2018
An increasing number of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked by their peers as leading practitioners in their field.
April 12, 2018
19 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2018 directory, including 7 new additions since last year. Three of the firm's litigation stars are also recognized as a Top 50 Trial Lawyer in Canada.
April 4, 2018
Laurel D. Hogg was quoted in an article appearing in The Medium about her speaking engagement at the Women in Law panel hosted by the Mooting and Law Association at the University of Toronto in Mississauga which explored the experiences of women entering and pursuing different fields of law.
Laurel D. Hogg | March 13, 2018
Exceptional associates continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm, strengthening the firm's talent pool, knowledge, and experience.
Christopher Trivisonno | March 7, 2018
Lenczner Slaght has once again been recognized as a top patent contentious firm in Canada by the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property’s IP STARS publication, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners.
March 6, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that William C. McDowell has been made a Fellow of the ACTL, a leading organization of preeminent members of the Bar from the United States and Canada.
William C. McDowell | March 5, 2018
William C. McDowell is mentioned in the CBC News article Collingwood calls for judicial inquiry into 'serious questions' about public utility sell-off on February 27, 2018.
William C. McDowell | February 27, 2018
William C. McDowell is quoted in the article Collingwood council calls for judicial inquiry into 2012 hydro sale which was published by Simcoe.com.
William C. McDowell | February 26, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to announce that it has been recognized as Ontario Firm of the Year at last night’s 2018 Benchmark Canada Awards Dinner held at the Intercontinental Toronto.
February 23, 2018
Matthew Sammon is quoted in the Law Times article that discusses the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Rutman v Rabinowitz that upheld $700,000 in damages for what was characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign. Matt represented the successful Plaintiff on the appeal and at trial.
Matthew Sammon | February 21, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) will be the new co-sponsor of the Gale Cup, replacing the Canadian Bar Association. The CLA is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada.
February 16, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is once again recognized in the area of Dispute Resolution by this world-renowned directory alongside notable full-service, national and international firms.
February 15, 2018
Tom Curry is featured in the most recent episode of Sean Robichaud's Of Counsel which gives listeners a chance to get into the minds of remarkable litigators. Tom discusses his path to becoming one of Canada's best litigators, the future of the legal profession, the importance of progression for law firms, the value of tradition, civility in the practice, social media, running with P Diddy, motorcyling, and space travel.
Tom Curry | February 10, 2018
On February 7, 2018, our lawyers participated in the Covenant House Guts + Glory Obstacle Challenge and fundraised over $17,000 which will go to providing health care, food, shelter, and clean clothes to at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth.
February 7, 2018
Andrew Parley is quoted in the Lawyer's Daily article McDonald’s lease dispute highlights need for reasonable notice in revocation of waiver on February 6, 2018. Andrew comments on the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in North Elgin Centre Inc v McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited. Andrew, Ronald Slaght, and Margaret Robbins are counsel for McDonald's.
Andrew Parley | February 6, 2018
On January 31, 2018, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision upholding very large damages awards for what it characterized as a prolonged, persistent and vicious internet campaign.
Google v. Equustek Solutions, 2017 SCC 34 is ranked second in Lexpert's Top 10 Business Decisions of 2017. Lenczner Slaght's William C. McDowell and Scott Rollwagen are mentioned as counsel to Google Inc.
Shara N. Roy is quoted in the Lawyer's Daily article Multi-corporation fraud decision advances case law on knowing assistance, counsel says on February 1, 2018. This article discusses the decision in DBDC Spadina Ltd v Walton, 2018.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Canadian Press article Ontario activist still wants to proceed with Cleveland Indians complaint, despite team dropping logo, which has been picked up by the National Post, the Globe & Mail, and Global News. The article discusses the recent decision made by MLB and the Cleveland baseball team to discontinue the use of the discriminatory Chief Wahoo logo.
Monique Jilesen | January 30, 2018
Following a year and a half of ongoing litigation on this matter, Lenczner Slaght and Douglas Cardinal are delighted by the decision of Major League Baseball and the Cleveland baseball team to discontinue the discriminatory Chief Wahoo logo on the Cleveland uniforms beginning in 2019.
January 29, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Canadian Underwriter article Gift cards–a new way to reduce liability on January 26, 2018. This article discusses Loblaws' response to the revelations of bread price-fixing.
Paul-Erik Veel | January 26, 2018
We are proud to welcome Brian Kolenda to the partnership.
Brian Kolenda | January 22, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is excited to announce the appointment of our new Managing Partner, Tom Curry, who will lead Lenczner Slaght into a new era of excellence.
Tom Curry | January 15, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add exceptional litigators to its IP talent portfolio.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Toronto Star article KMLB trying to steer 'Chief Wahoo' discrimination case away from Ontario human rights tribunal on December 13, 2013.
Monique Jilesen | December 13, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is once again recognized as the #1 firm in Toronto for Litigation and Commercial Litigation by the 2018 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
December 13, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm is one of two firms with the highest number of lawyers ranked in Corporate Commercial Litigation in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
December 12, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer Legal Feeds article Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo on December 7, 2017 regarding Douglas Cardinal's continued fight against Cleveland's baseball team name and logo. The Ontario Divisional Court heard arguments on the case on December 13, 2017.
Paul-Erik Veel | December 7, 2017
World-renowned Canadian activist for Indigenous Peoples, Douglas Cardinal, is continuing the fight against the Cleveland’s baseball team’s name and logo.
December 6, 2017
Along with the firm’s Tier 1 ranking in Dispute Resolution with four leading lawyers and one next generation lawyer recognized, Lenczner Slaght is also ranked in Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, and Competition and Antitrust.
November 29, 2017
A total of 13 Lenczner Slaght litigators have once again been ranked among the foremost litigators in their field in the 2017 Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers.
November 24, 2017
Monique Jilesen appears on the cover of the 2017 issue of Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. She is also quoted in the article The Anonymous Representive where she discusses anonymous representative plaintiffs in Canadian class action law suits.
Monique Jilesen | November 24, 2017
Lawrence Thacker is quoted in the 2017Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers article Arbitral Authority where he discusses the implications of the ruling in Teal Cedar Products v. BC and the scope of appeals stemming from arbitral decisions.
Lawrence E. Thacker | November 24, 2017
Eli S. Lederman is quoted in the 2017 Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers article Words and Intentions where he provides his expert opinion on recent and notable court decisions regarding contractual interpretation — particularly the 2014 SCC ruling in Bhasin v. Hrynew.
Eli S. Lederman | November 24, 2017
Essar Steel Algoma Inc. et al (Re), 2017 featured in the 2017 issue of Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers as one of the Top 5 Big Suits of 2017. In this particular litigation of significance, Lenczner Slaght's Peter Griffin, Monique Jilesen, and Matthew B. Lerner represented GIP Primus LP and Brightwood Loan Services LLC.
Almost half of the partners at Canada’s leading litigation firm are ranked with one Litigation Lawyer to Watch and 12 Leading Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers.
November 23, 2017
Goldhar v Ha'aretz is named in Lexpert's Top 10 Decisions with Cross-Border Impact as one of the cases with important implications in the United States. Lenczner Slaght's William C. McDowell and Brian Kolenda are mentioned as counsel to the plaintiff, Mitchell Goldhar. Will is also quoted in the article.
Breaking through the sea of sameness, the firm received the Legal Marketing Association’s 2017 Your Honour Award for Technology Management: Website, Analytics, and SEO at last night’s gala.
November 22, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s managing partner, Peter Griffin, is the 2017 recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.
Peter Griffin | November 22, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm adds to its roster of Rising Stars under 40 with the seventh lawyer recognized.
Shara N. Roy | November 17, 2017
Laurel D. Hogg was quoted in PrecedentJD's article regarding the 7th Annual Welcoming Event for articling students hosted by Young Women in Law.
Laurel D. Hogg | October 24, 2017
Shara Roy was quoted in the Lexpert Magazine article International Commercial Arbitration Harmony on October 16, 2017 regarding Ontario's new legislation governing international commercial arbitration and what it means for Ontario as a venue for future arbitrations and the desirability of harmonization with other Canadian arbitration centres.
Shara N. Roy | October 16, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is proud to be named as “the foremost litigation team in the country” by Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017, with six of our expert litigators recognized for their exceptional work representing clients.
October 12, 2017
The two firms have combined forces and launched a class proceeding against Nissan, and other defendants, alleging that certain Nissan models contain a dangerous engine defect.
October 5, 2017
Peter Griffin was mentioned in the Ontario Bar Association article OBA Celebrates the Extraordinary Career of Peter Griffin that details why he was awarded the prestigious 2017 Award of Excellence in Civil Litigaiton.
Peter Griffin | October 3, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm grows to 55 expert litigators.
Jessica Roher | October 2, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm and its expert lawyers are ranked once again by Chambers & Partners for their exceptional litigation work.
September 28, 2017
Who's Who Legal's cover story Litigation 2017: Trends & Conclusions names Lenczner Slaght and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as the two law firms that "make up a weighty North American contingent" in litigation. In this evaluation of the legal landscape, Lenczner Slaght is the only Canadian litigation firm mentioned.
September 22, 2017
Peter Griffin and Laura Robinson were quoted in Precedent Magazine's article Lenczner Slaght's 25th Anniversary Party on September 22, 2017. Peter and Laura spoke about the history and growth of the firm and its strong reputation as a "major force in the profession".
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to announce that its IP team won three awards at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards, where the preeminent lawyers and law firms in the US and Canada were recognized for their work in the life sciences industry.
Lenczner Slaght adds to its collective experience and vast knowledge with the addition of three new associates, bringing Canada’s leading litigation firm to a total of 54 expert litigators.
Sana Halwani is mentioned in an article in The Star regarding an action for copyright infringement in fine art photographs taken by the posthumously-discovered photographer Vivian Maier. Sana is counsel to the Stephen Bulger Gallery in this case.
Sana Halwani | August 29, 2017
Almost half of the leading litigation firm’s lawyers are recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada.
August 22, 2017
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that our IP team is a finalist in three major awards at the 2017 LMG Life Sciences Awards, recognizing leading lawyers and law firms in the US, Canada and Europe that have made a significant impact in the life sciences industry.
Shara N. Roy was interviewed by Law Times on August 21, 2017 weighing in on the social media survey and report published by the Canadian Securities Administrators. Shara commented on what happens when social media and securities law intersect.
Shara N. Roy | August 21, 2017
Mariam Moktar's induction into the National Bar Association's Nation's 40 Best Advocates Under 40 class was the cover story on Share News.
Mariam Moktar | August 17, 2017
Benchmark Litigation has recognized seven Lenczner Slaght partners as the most promising emerging talent in their respective fields.
August 2, 2017
William C. McDowell and Rebecca Jones were mentioned in the Canada Newswire press release Long-Term Care Homes Inquiry Announces Counsel on August 1, 2017 regarding the Honourable Justice Eileen E. Gillese being announced to lead the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.
Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that Monique Jilesen has joined an elite group of international trial lawyers.
Monique Jilesen | July 31, 2017
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Christopher Yung | July 21, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the CBC Sports article Cleveland Indians' logo still under fire from Canadian activist on July 13, 2017 regarding the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal deciding to move forward with Douglas Cardinal's discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | July 13, 2017
The National Bar Association (NBA) will honour Mariam Moktar with the “Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” award at NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto on August 2, 2017.
Mariam Moktar | July 6, 2017
Rebecca Jones was quoted in The Globe and Mail article Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case on July 4, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball challenging whether the Human Rights Tribunal has jurisdiction over the use of a federal trademark.
Rebecca Jones | July 4, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the USA TODAY Sports article Meet the man behind fight to keep Indians logo out of Canada on June 28, 2017 regarding Douglas Cardinal and his discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 28, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Toronto Star article MLB wants Human Rights Tribunal ruling on Cleveland logo thrown out on June 27, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball's application for judicial review before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice arguing that the case against the Cleveland team name and logo should be set aside due to jurisdictional issues.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 27, 2017
Peter Griffin was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Top 10 habits of a leading litigator on June 12, 2017 regarding what strategies, skills and steps litigation powerhouses employed to become a leading lawyer in their field.
Peter Griffin | June 12, 2017Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures
Rebecca Jones was quoted in the National Post article Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures on June 6, 2017 regarding the Human Rights Tribunal's decision to hear a case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Rebecca Jones | June 6, 2017
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal green lights discrimination case against Cleveland major league baseball team name and logo.
Sana Halwani has been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 edition of IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP.
Sana Halwani | May 31, 2017
Lenczner Slaght races to raise money to help give kids with cancer the chance to be a kid!
May 14, 2017
The Advocates’ Society honours Monique Jilesen with the 2017 Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Monique Jilesen | May 11, 2017
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article Decision brings clarity to Limitations Act on May 8, 2017.
Tom Curry | May 8, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s litigators continue to be recognized by their peers as leading practitioners in their fields according to the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 5, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Law Times article New laws may spur more arbitration in Ontario on April 24, 2017 regarding the new International Commercial Arbitration Act.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 24, 2017
12 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2017 directory.
April 20, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Patrick A. Wright | April 10, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Jonathan Chen | April 3, 2017
The firm’s litigators earned the top rankings alongside full-service, national and international counterparts in the litigation categories.
March 29, 2017
Newest partner brings together science, law, and advocacy.
Sana Halwani | March 6, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed in a PrecedentJD article about finding a job as a lawyer after clerking.
Paul-Erik Veel | February 28, 2017
Lenczner Slaght litigator joining 12 member OSC initiative.
Shara N. Roy | February 7, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to grow from within
Paul-Erik Veel | January 18, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation boutique leads all firms with 10 lawyers ranked in litigation practice areas in the 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (“ALM 500”)
January 4, 2017
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Third-party litigation funding on January 3, 2017.
Monique Jilesen | January 4, 2017
Scott Rollwagen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article SCC takes restrictive approach in rectification case on December 22, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | December 22, 2016
Alan Lenczner was quoted in the Toronto Star article OSC commissioner uses decision to air his views on regrettable absence of national regulator on December 16, 2016.
Alan J. Lenczner | December 19, 2016
Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismisses all allegations against the Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
Ontario Superior Court of Justice awards $5.5 million to Atos Inc following successful trial
December 8, 2016
William C. McDowell was quoted in the Globe and Mail article Supreme Court hears arguments in case pitting Google against B.C. firm on December 6, 2016.
William C. McDowell | December 7, 2016
Number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine jumps to 16.
December 1, 2016
Fifteen Lenczner Slaght lawyers have been ranked in the Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading U.S/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Lexpert / Report on Business article Keeping it Affordable from November 25, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Admissibility and Perceived Conflict in the December 2016 issue of Lexpert Magazine.
Monique Jilesen | November 22, 2016
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article JPs won’t get additional salary hike on November 21, 2016.
Tom Curry | November 21, 2016
Eli S. Lederman is quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Legal Feeds Blog piece Judge sides with former Leafs player in contract dispute over nude photo on November 18, 2016.
Eli S. Lederman | November 18, 2016
Canada’s leading litigation practice promotes four associates.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the New York Times article Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series on October 22, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 24, 2016
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the New York Times / AP articled Cleveland Indians Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 18, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Canadian Press / TSN article Activist seeks injunction against 'Cleveland Indians' name and logo on October 16, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the ESPN article Judge asks how ALCS will be played if Indians logo banned on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Scott Rollwagen speaks on Paton Estate v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the Law Times article Court opens door to extending liability to gamblers on October 10, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | October 13, 2016
William C. McDowell is quoted in the Lexpert article Libel Crosses Borders: Court rules Israeli paper can be sued in Ontario on September 21, 2016.
William C. McDowell | September 22, 2016
Nina Bombier is quoted in the article Top court widens scope for appeals of insurance contract disputes on Canadian Lawyer's website. The article focuses on the September 15, 2016 decision reached in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co.
Nina Bombier | September 16, 2016
In a rare, unanimous 5-judge decision, Hospira Healthcare Corporation v Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, the Federal Court of Appeal has held that Prothonotaries are reviewable according to Housen v. Nikolaisen, overturning a long line of prior authority. The decision is believed to be the first unanimous 5-judge decision of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed for the article Ruling opens door to umbrella purchaser suits for the August 22, 2016 issue of the Law Times.
Paul-Erik Veel | August 22, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Ontario makes a call, U.S. on hold from the July 2016 issue of The Bottom Line.
Monique Jilesen | August 22, 2016
Nearly half of the firm’s lawyers recognized among Canada’s foremost practitioners
August 10, 2016
Canada’s Leading litigation practice has third lawyer ranked on Top 25 list
Ian Binnie | August 3, 2016
Monique Jilesen is mentioned in the June issue of Advocacy Matters, with insight on how to manage your relationships via social media.
Monique Jilesen | June 28, 2016
This year, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory increased the number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked among the best in Canada to 23, up from 20 in 2015.
June 22, 2016
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles, and Andrew Porter of Lenczner Slaght acted as counsel to the Law Society of Upper Canada before the Court of Appeal for Ontario concerning the finding of professional misconduct and one month suspension imposed by the Law Society Tribunal’s Appeal Division following a lengthy discipline hearing into the lawyer’s unprofessional conduct in court.
Following a lengthy trial, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that former York employees played key roles in several significant frauds.