At a gala dinner recently in Toronto, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Brian Dingle and Cheryl Woodin were named as Rising Stars of the legal community.

The Rising Stars Awards, presented by Lexpert magazine, recognizes the top legal talent under the age of 40 from law firms and in-house counsel across Canada.

Brian Dingle, a partner in the Toronto office of BLG, practises exclusively in the area of business immigration and citizenship law. Clients in the entertainment sector, including major American film and television studios and award-winning actors, directors and other professionals in movie and television production, have come to rely on his unique expertise when seeking work authorization for Canada.

Cheryl Woodin, also a partner in the Toronto office of BLG, practises in the areas of municipal liability, police liability, products liability, class actions, professional negligence, personal injury and occupiers liability. Her comprehensive understanding of complex tort and catastrophic injury litigation is respected by clients and peers alike.

The Firm is proud to congratulate Brian and Cheryl on their accomplishments.