January 3, 2020

Au Revoir, Alan Lenczner QC!

After more than 50 years and more than 680 applications, trials, and appeals across Canada and in four foreign jurisdictions, Alan Lenczner announces his retirement from the practice of law.

“Thank you to my colleagues and support staff at Lenczner Slaght for making my career a lifelong pleasure. The firm is vibrant, strong and committed to doing the right thing for clients and for all its members,” says Alan Lenczner. “I have no doubt that the firm will continue to adhere to the qualities that brought it to the premier position in litigation, and that Lenczner Slaght’s future will be even brighter.”

Managing Partner, Tom Curry, adds: “Today, we celebrate the extraordinary contribution Alan made to the administration of justice, the profession, and our Firm. Besides his abilities as counsel which placed him at the top of the profession, Alan loved his work and the people with whom he had the privilege to practice. He leaves a legacy in all the people whose lives he touched by his industry, integrity, commitment to excellence, and most of all, in the way he made everyone feel. Alan brightened our days and that is something we will carry with us forever. We at Lenczner Slaght are proud of our heritage and connection to Alan Lenczner.”

Widely acknowledged as one of Canada's leading advocates, Alan established precedent-setting decisions in nearly every area of civil litigation. Since 1969, he pursued his intensive trial and appellate practice with unmatched skill, enthusiasm and energy. Drawing on an extraordinary depth of experience in mastering complex issues, he appeared regularly before courts at all levels across the country, as well as many professional and government tribunals. He also appeared as counsel before the High Court and Court of Appeal in the UK. A frequent lecturer on a broad range of legal subjects, Alan has helped to guide a generation of lawyers through the profession. We will miss him, but his legacy lives on.

Thank you, Alan!