Toronto (February 1, 2010) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), Canada's largest law firm, received recognition as seven lawyers were named Lawyer of the Year 2010 from Best Lawyers in Canada, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. We are proud to announce BLG's Lawyers of the Year:

  • Daniel Ayotte has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Montréal Construction Lawyer of the Year.
  • P. Jeremy Bolger has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Montréal Maritime Lawyer of the Year.
  • Robert E. Charbonneau has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Montréal Product Liability Lawyer of the Year.
  • Frank R. Foran QC has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Calgary Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year.
  • John E. Hall has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Toronto Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year.
  • Barbara A. McIsaac QC has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Ottawa Administrative and Public Lawyer of the Year.
  • David L. Mydske has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Vancouver Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.

The current edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honoured as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents, and other professionals working in six major Canadian cities, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is the largest Canadian full-service business law firm.  BLG provides bilingual legal and intellectual property services in virtually every area of law, and represents a wide range of regional, national and multinational organizations.  For further information, visit www.blg.com.

For more information, please contact:

Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations Canada (for BLG)
tricia.weagant@ketchum.com
355 7431