Toronto (August 24, 2015) — The Best Lawyers in Canada® has once again named Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) the leader in lawyer rankings in the 2016 guide. BLG has proudly held this position for the past eight years in a row. In total, 244 lawyers were recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields, up from 240 in 2015.

“BLG's long-standing position as a leader in the Canadian legal marketplace is a result of the diversity of our expertise, and our commitment to client service,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner and CEO at BLG. “We are home to many of the leading legal minds in various areas of law, and our lawyers across the country work tirelessly to ensure our clients' goals are achieved and they receive excellent service.”

This year's the guide singled out nine of BLG lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas and cities.

  • Linda L. Bertoldi – Toronto Energy Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Bryan A. Carroll – Ottawa Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Pamela L. Cross – Ottawa Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Frank R. Foran, QC – Calgary Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • Kent D. Kufeldt – Vancouver Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Dennis J. Pelkie, QC – Calgary Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
  • Guy J. Pratte – Ottawa Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year
  • David W. Scott, OC, QC – Ottawa Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year
  • Gregory A. Tereposky – Ottawa International Trade and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers® has ranked legal practitioners and firms across multiple practice areas through exhaustive peer review surveys of the legal community for more than 25 years. Those surveyed are asked to assess their peers on their legal ability, professionalism and integrity. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is one of the well-respected publications in the legal profession.

View a complete list of BLG lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, national, full-service Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. BLG is the country’s largest law firm with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. We assist clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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Environics Communications Inc.
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Alida Alepian
Capital Image
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