BLG the Top-Ranked Law Firm in The Best Lawyers in Canada® for Fifth Consecutive Year

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is once again the top-listed firm in The Best Lawyers in Canada®, a position the firm has held for five consecutive years. In total, 203 BLG lawyers are listed in the 2013 edition, up from 190 in 2012.

In addition, The Best Lawyers in Canada® recognized nine BLG lawyers as leaders in their fields:

  • Robert Bell – Toronto Product Liability Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Randall Block – Calgary Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Bruce Carr-Harris – Ottawa Administrative and Public Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Frank Foran – Calgary Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Patrick Foy – Vancouver Appellate Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Charles Marquette – Montréal Tax Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Guy Pratte – Ottawa Appellate Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Blair Rebane – Vancouver Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year
  • David Scott – Ottawa Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year

The rankings for The Best Lawyers in Canada® isbased on a rigorous national survey involving more than 373,000 detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become a well-respected guide to excellence in the legal profession.

A complete list of BLG’s rankings is provided below.

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013 Results for BLG:

Calgary

  • Randall W. Block QC
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Frank R. Foran QC
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Energy Regulatory Law (Litigation)
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
    • International Arbitration
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Natural Resources Law (Oil & Gas)
  • Nancy L. Golding QC
    • Trusts and Estates (Litigation)
  • William Guinan
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Lindsay Holmes QC
    • Tax Law
  • John L. Ircandia
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Josef G.A. Krüger QC
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring (Commercial Litigation)
  • Kent Kufeldt
    • Corporate Law
    • Securities Law
  • Michael Marion
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Patrick T. McCarthy QC
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Patricia Morrison
    • Construction Law
  • LuAnne Morrow
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Allan Nielsen QC
    • Banking and Finance
  • Dennis Pelkie QC
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Alan Ross
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Lenard Sali
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Director and Officer Liability
  • Ruth M. Spetz
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey D. Vallis QC
    • Construction Law
  • Hugh D. Williamson QC
    • Energy Regulatory Law (Electricity)
    • Natural Resources Law (Oil & Gas)
  • M. Scott Wilson
    • Securities Law

Montréal

  • Kenneth S. Atlas
    • Banking and Finance
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Marie Audren
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Daniel Ayotte
    • Construction Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law (Professional Liability)
  • André Barette
    • Trusts and Estates
  • P. Jeremy Bolger
    • Maritime Law
  • Robert E. Charbonneau
    • Aviation Law
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
    • Transportation Law
  • Louis Clément
    • Corporate Law
  • Pierre B. Côté
    • Banking and Finance
  • Suzanne Courchesne
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jonathan Dorval
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Yves Dubois
    • Real Estate Law
  • Marc Duchesne
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • André Dufour
    • Corporate Law
  • Vincent Frenette
    • Banking and Finance
  • John Godber
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Simon Grégoire
    • Construction Law
  • François Grondin
    • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Yvan Houle
    • Construction Law
  • François Longpré
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Charles P. Marquette
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Patrice Martin
    • Information Technology Law
  • Darren McGuire
    • Immigration Law
  • Claudine Millette
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Anick Morin
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • François Morin
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Patrice Morin
    • Construction Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
  • John G. Murphy
    • Construction Law
  • Peter Pamel
    • Maritime Law
  • Alex K. Paterson QC, Ad.E.
    • Personal Injury Litigation (Medical Negligence)
  • Marilyn Piccini Roy
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Stéphane Pitre
    • Construction Law
  • Jean-René Ranger
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Peter Richardson
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Brian M. Schneiderman
    • Tax Law
  • John T. Sullivan
    • Real Estate Law
  • Georges R. Thibaudeau
    • Securities Law (Litigation)
  • Daniel Urbas
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Philippe C. Vachon
    • Labour and Employment Law

Ottawa

  • Jane Bachynski
    • Insurance Law
  • Janet Bradley
    • Real Estate Law
  • J. Bruce Carr-Harris
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Bryan Carroll
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Katherine Cooligan
    • Family Law
  • Pamela Cross
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Rocco D’Angelo
    • Real Estate Law
  • Vincent J. DeRose
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Peter K. Doody
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Larry A. Elliott
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Jeremy S.T. Farr
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Technology Law
  • Vern Krishna QC
    • Tax Law
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Barbara A. McIsaac QC
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Public Procurement
  • Tom Ozere
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Guy J. Pratte
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Appellate Law
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • David W Scott QC
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate Law
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Defamation and Media Law
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Insurance Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • International Arbitration
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Medical Negligence
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
    • Securities Law
  • David Sherriff-Scott
    • Public Procurement
  • Gerry Stobo
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • International Trade and Finance Law
    • Public Procurement
  • Gregory A. Tereposky
    • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Peter C.P. Thompson QC
    • Energy Regulatory Law (Electricity)

Toronto

  • Richard A. Applebaum
    • Real Estate Law (Property Development)
  • Edward A. Ayers
    • Insurance Law
  • Jeff Barnes
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Securities Law
  • Timothy P. Bates
    • Insurance Law
    • Legal Malpractice Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Keith N. Batten
    • Insurance Law
  • Robert B. Bell
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants; Product Liability)
    • Product Liability Law (Defendants)
  • Linda L. Bertoldi
    • Corporate Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Margot Blight
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Eric Boehm
    • Information Technology Law
  • Christopher D. Bredt
    • Administrative and Public Law
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Barry H. Bresner
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Timothy O. Buckley
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Frank S. Callaghan
    • Corporate Law
  • Brennan Carroll
    • Real Estate Law
  • William D.T. Carter
    • Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants; Medical Negligence)
  • Matthew L.O. Certosimo
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Adam Chamberlain
    • Environmental Law
  • Anne C. Corbett
    • Corporate Law
  • Rebecca A. Cowdery
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Victoria B. Cowling
    • Immigration Law
  • Carol E. Derk
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • David Di Paolo
    • Securities Law
  • Brian Dingle
    • Immigration Law
  • Daniel J. Dochylo
    • Trusts and Estates (Litigation)
  • James D.G. Douglas
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Securities Law
  • Jonathan F. Dyck
    • Entertainment Law
  • Mark J. Fecenko
    • Information Technology Law
  • Paul G. Findlay
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Securities Law
  • Arthur I. Fish
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Ronald Foerster
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • M. Christine Fotopoulos
    • Insurance Law
  • Melany V. Franklin
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Stephen J. Fyfe
    • Structured Finance Law
  • D. Bruce Garrow
    • Aviation Law
    • Insurance Law
  • Barry Glaspell
    • Class Action Litigation
  • Mary Lynn Gleason
    • Medical Negligence
    • Personal Injury Law
  • Morton G. Gross QC
    • Real Estate Law (Property Development)
  • John E. Hall
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • R. Andrew G. Harrison
    • Employee Benefits Law
  • Craig Hill
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Ian J. Houston
    • Construction Law
    • Public Procurement
  • Steven N. Iczkovitz
    • Real Estate Law
  • Daphne G. Jarvis
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Danielle Joel
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Gus Karantzoulis
    • Banking and Finance
  • Ronald M. Kosonic
    • Mutual Funds Law
    • Private Funds Law
  • Eva M. Krasa
    • Tax Law
  • Markus F. Kremer
    • Employee Benefits Law
  • Jay Lefton
    • Biotechnology Law
    • Securities Law
  • Norman G. Letalik
    • Product Liability Law
  • Robert L. Love
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
    • Product Liability Law
  • James W. MacLellan
    • Construction Law
  • Robert B. MacLellan
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Michael J. MacNaughton
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • James W. Mathers
    • Banking and Finance
  • Kevin McGivney
    • Insurance Law
  • Lynn M. McGrade
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Paul A.D. Mingay
    • Securities Law
  • Jeffrey P. Mitchell
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Morton G. Mitchnick
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • John J. Morris
    • Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants; Medical Negligence)
  • Brian D. Mulroney
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Ira Nishisato
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Alfred L.J. Page
    • Private Funds Law
    • Securities Law
  • Victoria Prince
    • Corporate Law
  • Stephen Redican
    • Banking and Finance
  • R. Bruce Reynolds
    • Construction Law
  • J. Mark Rodger
    • Energy Regulatory Law (Electricity)
  • Robert S. Russell
    • Competition/Antitrust Law (Litigation; Solicitor)
  • Martin Sclisizzi
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Richard H. Shaban
    • Construction Law
    • Public Procurement
  • Murray B. Shopiro
    • Real Estate Law
  • Howard S. Silverman
    • Banking and Finance
  • Douglas O. Smith
    • Insurance Law (Litigation)
  • Michael C. Smith
    • Insurance Law (Litigation)
    • Product Liability Law
  • Donna Spagnolo
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Prema K. Thiele
    • Mutual Funds Law (Regulatory)
  • Larissa V. Tkachenko
    • Tax Law
  • Robert W. Traves
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Insurance Law (Litigation)
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Stephen F. Waqué
    • Real Estate Law
  • John Warren
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Craig Webster
    • Tax Law
  • Mark Wheeler
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Laura M. White
    • Tax Law
  • Cheryl M Woodin
    • Director and Officer Liability
  • Alec Zimmerman
    • Banking and Finance
  • Gordon J. Zimmerman
    • Intellectual Property Law

Vancouver

  • Donald G. Bird
    • Banking and Finance
  • Jason J. Brooks
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Nigel P. Cave
    • Corporate Law (Finance)
  • Doug G. Copland
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • David Crerar
    • Defamation and Media Law
  • Robert J.C. Deane
    • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Brad W. Dixon
    • Class Action Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Patrick G. Foy QC
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Appellate Law
  • Bradley J. Freedman
    • Information Technology Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Gerald W. Ghikas QC
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • International Arbitration
  • Angus M. Gunn
    • Appellate Law
  • Kent Kufeldt
    • Corporate Law
    • Securities Law
  • Warren Learmonth
    • Securities Law
  • Mark Lewis
    • Real Estate Law
  • David C. Longcroft
    • Real Estate Law
  • William K. McNaughton
    • Environmental Law
  • David Miachika
    • Construction Law (Insurance)
  • Cameron Mowatt
    • International Arbitration
  • Shelley Munro
    • Real Estate Law (Finance)
  • David L. Mydske
    • Real Estate Law
  • Christopher J. O’Connor QC
    • Construction Law
    • Director and Officer Liability
    • Insurance Law
  • Vincent R. Orchard QC
    • Insurance Law
    • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Deborah Overholt
    • Environmental Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Robert Owen
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Fred R. Pletcher
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Securities Law
  • Jeffrey Read
    • Corporate Law
    • Securities Law
  • Blair A. Rebane
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    • Franchise Law
  • Don Rose
    • Corporate Governance
  • Doug R. Sanders
    • Construction Law
  • Tim Sehmer
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate Law
  • Robert R. Shouldice
    • Corporate Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Michael A. Skene
    • Defamation and Media Law
  • Gabriel Somjen
    • Labour and Employment Law
  • Ross Switzer
    • Environmental Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Brian Thom
    • Corporate Law
  • Geoffrey Thompson
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Kenneth J. Tyler
    • Aboriginal Law
  • Magnus C. Verbrugge
    • Banking and Finance
    • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Gary J. Wilson
    • Trusts and Estates

Practice areas in which BLG is top-listed:

  • Top-Listed in Canada with 203 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Administrative and Public Law with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Aviation Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Construction Law with 15 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Defamation and Media Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Energy Regulatory Law with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Insurance Law with 20 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Legal Malpractice Law with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Mutual Funds Law with 12 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Natural Resources Law with 11 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Personal Injury Litigation with 16 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Public Procurement with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Canada in Trusts and Estates with 14 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Alberta in Administrative and Public Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Alberta in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Alberta in Energy Regulatory Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Advertising and Marketing Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Appellate Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Corporate Law with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Defamation and Media Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in International Arbitration with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Mutual Funds Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Natural Resources Law with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in British Columbia in Securities Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Administrative and Public Law with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Appellate Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Insurance Law with 17 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Mutual Funds Law with 10 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Personal Injury Litigation with 12 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Private Funds Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Product Liability Law with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Public Procurement with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ontario in Trusts and Estates with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Aviation Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Information Technology Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Legal Malpractice Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Mutual Funds Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Personal Injury Litigation with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Quebec in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in Administrative and Public Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in Energy Regulatory Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in International Arbitration with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Calgary, AB in Trusts and Estates with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Aviation Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Construction Law with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Legal Malpractice Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Mutual Funds Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Personal Injury Litigation with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Montréal, QC in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Administrative and Public Law with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Appellate Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Class Action Litigation with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Corporate and Commercial Litigation with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Defamation and Media Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Director and Officer Liability with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Energy Regulatory Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Insurance Law with 6 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in International Trade and Finance Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Legal Malpractice Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Mutual Funds Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Personal Injury Litigation with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Product Liability Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Public Procurement with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Tax Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Ottawa, ON in Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON with 87 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON in Insurance Law with 11 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON in Mutual Funds Law with 9 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON in Private Funds Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON in Product Liability Law with 4 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, ON in Public Procurement with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC with 39 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Advertising and Marketing Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Appellate Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Construction Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Corporate Law with 7 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Defamation and Media Law with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in International Arbitration with 2 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Mutual Funds Law with 1 lawyer.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Natural Resources Law with 5 lawyers.
  • Top-Listed in Vancouver, BC in Securities Law with 4 lawyers.