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Lenczner Slaght Recognized as a “Litigation Powerhouse”
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Tom Curry to Receive Prestigious Law Society MedalView article
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OBA Honours Glenn Smith’s Excellence in Insurance LawView article
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Lenczner Slaght Recognized for Dispute Resolution by World-Renowned...View article
February 12, 2019February 12, 2019
News & Media
Sean Lewis is quoted in the Law times article "Still much to be determined on insurance coverage after cyberattacks" on August 12, 2019. This article discusses case law related to cybersecurity insurance coverage.
Sean Lewis | August 12, 2019
Benchmark Litigation has recognized four Lenczner Slaght partners among the most talented litigators under the age of 40.
August 9, 2019
Congratulations to Shara Roy, recognized by Canadian Lawyer and voted for by the public as one of the Top 25 Most Influential of 2019!
Shara N. Roy | August 6, 2019
Alan Lenczner is quoted in the Law Times article Class Proceedings Fund to get money from class action on August 6, 2019. This article discusses a recent decision that approves a cy près distribution to the Class Proceedings Fund.
Alan J. Lenczner | August 6, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Chan is the newest Associate to join our growing Intellectual Property Group.
Jacqueline Chan | July 29, 2019
Shara N. Roy was quoted in the Law Times article "Lenczner Slaght to help students access advocacy internships" on July 26, 2019.
Shara N. Roy | July 26, 2019
Providing students with more opportunities to gain firsthand advocacy experience.
July 24, 2019
Delna Contractor is mentioned in the Law Times article "CLUC welcomes new members" for her recent appointment to the Commercial List Users' Committee.
Delna Contractor | July 19, 2019
Monique Jilesen was interviewed for the Law Times' recent article “Lenczner Slaght launches centralized website for commercial list” on June 21, 2019. In this article, Monique discusses the drive behind the launch of commerciallist.com.
Monique Jilesen | June 21, 2019
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that Sarah Millar and Shara Roy were presented with 2019 Lexpert Zenith Awards on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Lexpert Zenith Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.
Commerciallist.com is your one-stop shop for all things Commercial List.
June 19, 2019
Seven Lenczner Slaght lawyers are ranked as leaders by peers and senior members of the legal profession for their cross-border experience.
June 17, 2019
Rebecca Jones was quoted in The Chronicle Herald article ‘Conquered people’ document release case back in Nova Scotia Appeal Court.
Rebecca Jones | June 13, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation continues to be recognized year over year for its exceptional Intellectual Property expertise.
Sana Halwani | June 6, 2019
Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 IP STARS handbook, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners, has once again recognized Sana Halwani for her patent and trademark expertise.
Sana Halwani | June 5, 2019
At Lenczner Slaght, we are committed to supporting and promoting the advancement of women at our firm and in the legal industry.
June 3, 2019
Recognized as a global female IP Star, Sana Halwani appears in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP list for the third year in a row.
Sana Halwani | May 23, 2019
William C. McDowell is quoted in the article ‘No one thought this would happen’: outgoing benchers react to turnover at LSO published on The Lawyer's Daily. In this article, he comments on the results of the Bencher Election.
William C. McDowell | May 6, 2019
In this Global News article, Sana Halwani discusses a plant breeder's rights.
Sana Halwani | May 5, 2019
An increasing number of our expert litigators are recognized by their peers as the foremost practitioners in their fields.
May 3, 2019
Tom Curry is quoted in the Law Times article SCC decision could focus on CRTC’s reach on April 29, 2019. The article discusses the...
Tom Curry | April 29, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top legal talent, with the addition of three exceptional new associates.
Natalie will help us continue to attract, recruit, and retain top legal talent by managing the firm’s recruitment, professional development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives
Natalie Zinman | April 8, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to welcome, Ursula Dorosh, as the firm’s new Director of Client Operations.
Ursula Dorosh | April 1, 2019
Glenn Smith and Sarah Millar were quoted in the recent Canadian Lawyer Magazine article about the evolution of e-discovery. Glenn and Sarah discuss how e-discovery solutions have become more sophisticated and cheaper, allowing even small firms to reap the benefits. See below for excerpts from the article.
Shara N. Roy was interviewed by Hadiya Roderique in her recent Globe and Mail article “Are screening biases costing your company top talent?” about Lenczner Slaght’s anonymized screening process for student recruitment.
Shara N. Roy | March 28, 2019
Benchmark Canada 2019 not only recognizes Canada’s leading litigation firm with the top tier ranking of “Highly Recommended in Ontario”, 17 Lenczner Slaght litigators are also ranked for their expertise.
March 27, 2019
In this Hamilton News article, Eli S. Lederman comments on the decision to launch a judicial inquiry into Red Hill Valley Parkway.
Eli S. Lederman | March 24, 2019
In the Hamilton Spectator, Eli S. Lederman shares his expert opinion regarding a judicial inquiry into Red Hill Valley Parkway.
Eli S. Lederman | March 22, 2019
The Hamilton News shares Eli S. Lederman's expert advice provided to Hamilton's city council on whether to proceed with a judicial inquiry into the Red Hill Valley Parkway report.
Eli S. Lederman | March 21, 2019
In this CBC News Report, Eli S. Lederman comments on the Hamilton city council's decision to launch a judicial inquiry into the Red Hill Valley Parkway report.
Eli S. Lederman | March 21, 2019
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that Glenn Smith is one of the recipients of the 14th Annual Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Insurance Law.
Glenn Smith | March 15, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Tom Curry, will be recognized for his exceptional career achievement and exemplary contribution to the profession at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019, at Osgoode Hall.
Tom Curry | March 13, 2019
Will McDowell is featured in Episode #37 of Sean Robichaud's Of Counsel podcast: William C. McDowell: Recognize the importance of empathy in the law. Will discusses his fascinating career, the role of the AG, the LSO, the importance of empathy in law, and more!
William C. McDowell | March 11, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to announce that we have been singled out for our Medical Defense and Health Law expertise at last week’s 2019 Benchmark Canada Awards.
William C. McDowell is featured in the most recent episode of Sean Robichaud's Of Counsel podcast which gives listeners the opportunity to hear from all the Bencher Election candidates and learn more about their platforms.
William C. McDowell | March 5, 2019
Will knows the way to a better future for the legal profession.
William C. McDowell | February 15, 2019
Lenczner Slaght are pleased to announce the continued partnership with the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) as co-sponsors of the Gale Cup. The CLA is Canada’s largest criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada. We are excited to working with one of the leading criminal law organizations in Canada.
February 14, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to have acted in one of Lexpert’s Top 10 Deals of 2018. Algoma Steel Inc. was featured in the February issue of Lexpert Magazine as one of the most impactful deals in Canada last year. Lenczner Slaght represented GIP Primus, L.P. and Brightwood Loan Services L.L.C. in connection with the sale of the port assets with a team consisting of Peter Griffin, Monique Jilesen, Scott Rollwagen, Matthew Lerner, Christopher Trivisonno, Robert Trenker.
February 14, 2019
The Chambers Global rankings are the culmination of extensive research and interviews with firm clients and legal professionals around the world who have recognized Lenczner Slaght for its extensive trial experience and commitment to delivering the best results for its clients.
February 12, 2019
Shara N. Roy was mentioned in The Lawyer's Daily article Scrubbing resumés of gender, race could help prevent bias in law firm hiring, lawyers say. Shara discusses how law firms can make a significant change with relatively small steps, such as resumé anonymization.
Shara N. Roy | February 11, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Amanda Smallwood | February 4, 2019
Lenczner Slaght adds another exceptional litigator to its expert Intellectual Property team.
Kaitlin Soye | January 21, 2019
Matthew B. Lerner and Scott Rollwagen were interviewed by Law Times in their featured story on the Court of Appeal's recent landmark decision in The Guarantee Company of North America v Royal Bank of Canada. The decision upset the long-standing conventional wisdom among bankruptcy and insolvency practitioners in Ontario about the fate of provincially-created statutory trusts in bankruptcy. Matt and Scott acted for the successful appellant, The Guarantee Company of North America.
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to strengthen its Discovery practice with the addition of Sarah Millar, recognized as one of Canada’s leading Discovery lawyers.
Sarah Millar | January 14, 2019
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to welcome two exceptionally strong advocates to the partnership, Brendan Morrison and Andrew Porter.
In the latest edition of the Advocates' Society's Keeping Tabs, Mariam Moktar participates in a "Roundtable on Diversity" with Suhuyini Abudulai and Atrisha Lewis. They discuss the impact of their PrecedentJD article "At the end of your next job interview, ask (at least) one of these 10 questions about the firm’s commitment to diversity" on hiring this year, and what they think should be the next for the discourse on D&I.
Mariam Moktar | December 19, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is pleased to announce that Cynthia Tape has joined our growing Intellectual Property Group as Counsel.
Cynthia L. Tape | December 17, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is once again recognized as the #1 firm in Toronto for Litigation and Commercial Litigation by the 2019 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
December 12, 2018
Sana Halwani is a featured alumni in the latest issue of U of T’s Nexus Magazine. In this article, Sana discusses the University of Toronto's Excellence Without Barriers campaign.
Sana Halwani | December 12, 2018
Monique Jilesen and Shara Roy were mentioned in the Lawyer's Daily article "Forum Highlights Perspectives of Women in Litigation" on December 5, 2018. The article revisits a Benchmark Women in Litigation panel, led by Monique Jilesen, and highlights the perspectives of the women panelists and their opinion on what can be done to bring more female voices to the table.
Legal 500 recognizes Lenczner Slaght as the “best litigation boutique in Canada.”
December 3, 2018
Our expert litigators continue to be recognized as the foremost litigators in their fields by peers and senior members of the legal profession.
November 30, 2018
Nina Bombier is quoted in the Lexpert article Arbitration Advantages on November 30, 2018. This article discusses the value of arbitration.
Nina Bombier | November 30, 2018
Tom Curry was quoted in the Lexpert article A Matter of Civility on November 30, 2018. This article discusses the standard of civility in the legal profession.
Tom Curry | November 30, 2018
Mariam Moktar was recognized with the Emerging Leaders in Law Award at last night’s Annual Windsor Law Alumni Gala for her leadership in the legal profession and continued service to her community.
Mariam Moktar | November 29, 2018
Shara N. Roy was interviewed in a Candian Underwriter article examining what it would mean if Canada developed current legislation and introduced a...
Shara N. Roy | November 26, 2018
Mariam Moktar was mentioned in the Law Times article “Dancer Ordered to Turn Over Social Media Photos” on November 26, 2018. This article discusses a recent decision that suggests that relevant social media data should be listed in a party’s affidavit of documents.
Mariam Moktar | November 26, 2018
Seven Lenczner Slaght litigators are once again recognized for their exceptional expertise.
November 12, 2018
Sana Halwani was recognized as a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star at last night’s gala dinner at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
Sana Halwani | November 9, 2018
Shara Roy and Melanie Baird were interviewed for PrecedentJD's recent article "Lenczner Slaght Scraps its Cocktail Party Ahead of In-Firm Week." In this article, our lawyers discuss our firm's recent decision to forgo our cocktail reception this year, and instead introduce the Lenczner Slaght R&R Lounge.
Shara N. Roy & Melanie Baird | November 1, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel was mentioned in the Law Times article “Pre-certification motion can be efficient” on October 28, 2018. This article discusses why the launch of a pre-certification motion in a proposed class action may be worthwhile.
Paul-Erik Veel | October 29, 2018
Our firm continues to take steps toward an unbiased student recruitment process that addresses diversity and inclusion issues in the legal industry.
October 24, 2018
Tom Curry, Sana Halwani, and Paul-Erik Veel were quoted in Sean Robichaud's latest blog post dated October 24, 2018. The blog post provides tips from lawyers who have integrated technology into their practice and have, as a result, streamlined their productivity.
Nina Bombier was mentioned in the Law Times article “Clarity needed in estates after divorce” on October 22, 2018. This article discusses the need for clarification in trusts and estates law, in the event of divorce.
Nina Bombier | October 22, 2018
Eight Lenczner Slaght lawyers are recognized globally for their superb litigation expertise.
October 15, 2018
Our firm was mentioned in the October 2018 ABA Journal magazine with the title "Blind Faith." The article discusses law firms who have taken steps towards blind recruiting to eliminate potential bias and promote diversity.
October 1, 2018
Tom Curry is featured in the Law Times for being the recipient of the annual Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility!
Tom Curry | September 17, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to add to its collective experience and knowledge with the addition of five talented associates.
Lenczner Slaght is delighted to welcome Derek Knoke, Graham Henry, Jonathan D. Langley, Sean Lewis, and Zachary Rosen to the firm as our new associates.
September 11, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that Christina Shiels-Singh will be the firm’s new eDiscovery Strategist responsible for the strategy...
Christina Shiels-Singh | September 10, 2018
Natalie Zinman was interviewed in the PrecendentJD article “The Bay Street Job Market Holds Steady.”
Natalie Zinman | August 28, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is proud to announce that 25 of the firm’s 58 lawyers have been recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 publication across multiple categories.
August 21, 2018
Rutman v. Rabinowitz featured in the 2018 summer issue of Lexpert Magazine as one of the Top Big Suits of 2018. In this particular litigation of significance, Lenczner Slaght's Matthew Sammon and Jessica Roher were counsel to the respondent, Ronald Rutman.
Lenczner Slaght strengthens its legal research expertise with the addition of another talented associate.
Jessica Starck | August 1, 2018
Lenczner Slaght’s Managing Partner is the 2018 recipient of the Advocates’ Society’s prestigious Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility.
Tom Curry | July 31, 2018
Monique Jilesen was mentioned in the Law Times article “Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’” on July 30, 2018.
Monique Jilesen, a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, says lawyers must tread carefully when they get into the merits of a proposed class action, even as early as certification, as parties try to get as much information as possible.
That’s especially the case with expert witnesses, since Canadian procedure doesn’t usually have discovery of expert witnesses in advance of trial.
“It was just a disproportionate request to what was being asked,” Jilesen says, who was not involved in the case.
Monique Jilesen | July 30, 2018
Andrew Skodyn was mentioned in the Law Times article "Patented drugs price review could impact innovation". HHe discusses the federal government’s recently proposed changes to the PMPRB and how they may impact the pharmaceutical industry in Canada.
Andrew Skodyn | July 23, 2018
We are excited to announce that we have joined the Progress Place community as an Employment Partner.
July 19, 2018
Sarah Millar shared expert tips on creating efficiencies in the litigation process through document management and what In-House Counsel needs to know to be prepared for this crucial part of any litigation claim.
Sarah Millar | July 18, 2018
Shara N. Roy was mentioned in a Global News article that spoke about both the advantages and disadvantages of a name blind hiring process.
Shara N. Roy | July 16, 2018
Shara N. Roy was mentioned in a Canadian Lawyer Magazine article about Lenczner Slaght's shift towards a diverse hiring process. She went into detail about how a 'name blind' hiring practice will create a unique talent pool.
Shara N. Roy | July 11, 2018
Benchmark Canada has recognized six Lenczner Slaght partners as the most talented litigators under 40 and two partners recognized as two of the top female litigators in Canada.
July 11, 2018
Our firm is taking steps to address and improve its diversity and inclusion program through a new student recruitment initiative.
July 10, 2018
William McDowell was interviewed by a local Collingwood news outlet, Collingwood Today, about his judicial inquiry into the 2012 sale of COLLUS to Powerstream.
William C. McDowell | June 30, 2018
Nine partners from Canada’s leading litigation firm are ranked as leading the way in cross-border practice excellence.
June 27, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to invite you to our Open House on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Watch a mock cross-examination by Monique Jilesen, and enjoy a chance to mingle with our lawyers and students.
June 21, 2018
Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce Monique Jilesen has won the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Award for Mid-Career Excellence in the Corporate Commercial Litigation category.
Monique Jilesen | June 20, 2018
We are proud to announce that Peter J. Osborne, Monique Jilesen, Shara N. Roy, and Chris Kinnear Hunter have been elected to prominent executive positions at The Advocates’ Society, a preeminent organization dedicated to promoting effective advocacy and access to justice.
June 15, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm and all three of its Intellectual Property partners are ranked in the 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Andrew Skodyn, Sana Halwani & Melanie Baird | June 7, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm is delighted to welcome Lindsey Bombardier as the new Director of Marketing and Business Development at Lenczner Slaght.
Lindsey Bombardier | June 5, 2018
Jessica Lim will play a key role in driving the firm to new heights of collaboration, innovation and success.
Jessica Lim | June 4, 2018
Tom Curry was quoted in Precedent Magazine's Law and Style article about his long-time affinity the BlackBerry brand and it's devices.
Tom Curry | May 29, 2018
We are proud to announce that one of our advocates, Mariam Moktar, has been recognized with the 2018 Precedent Setter Award.
Mariam Moktar | May 29, 2018
Tom is recognized by the Advocates’ Society for his outstanding contribution in the classroom and to the profession.
Tom Curry | May 24, 2018
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Delna Contractor | May 23, 2018
Andrew Skodyn and Sana Halwani have once again been recognized for their patent and trademark expertise in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2018 IP STARS Handbook, a leading guide to the world’s foremost IP firms and practitioners
Andrew Skodyn & Sana Halwani | May 22, 2018
Once again, in-house counsel and clients from across Canada voted Lenczner Slaght as one of the Top 10 Civil Litigation Boutiques in the latest issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Tom Curry | May 15, 2018
Monique Jilesen is featured in the Commercial Law episode of the Lawyered Podcast hosted by Husein Panju. On this episode, Monique shares her insight and expertise on important Canadian legal issues in Commercial Law, including third-party litigation funding, summary judgement procedures and the development of the duty of good faith.
Monique Jilesen | May 2, 2018
Canada’s leading litigation firm adds another exceptionally talented associate to its talent pool.
Amy Sherrard | April 30, 2018
For the second year in a row, Sana Halwani has been named in Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP list, featuring lawyers from across the world!
Sana Halwani | April 26, 2018
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Law Times article Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question on April 23, 2018. This article discusses the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 23, 2018
Brian Kolenda was 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