Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Michael DeCosimo and Alan Ross were recently honoured at the 2010 Lexpert® Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 gala dinner and awards presentation.

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

Michael DeCosimo, a partner in the Toronto office of BLG, practises corporate and securities law with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Michael has been instrumental in building BLG's structured products practice, and he plays a leading role in representing the issuer in initial public offerings and related offerings of structured products.

Alan Ross, a partner in the Calgary office of BLG, is the regional leader of the Environmental Law Group. His practice focuses on administrative law and regulatory matters. Alan represents clients in energy regulatory proceedings, having gained significant experience in all aspects of energy and utility regulation and major project development.

Congratulations to Michael and Alan on their impressive achievements.