Sean Weir

Sean Weir  

Vice Chair and Partner

Executive Summary

Sean is Vice Chair of BLG, a role he assumed after leading the firm for 18 years as National Managing Partner and CEO. He was instrumental in the merger of five regional firms to form BLG on March 1, 2000.

As Vice Chair, Sean focuses on strategic priorities and international initiatives.

Sean practises corporate law, specializing in pension and financing matters.

Representative Work

  • Advises domestic and foreign banks, trust companies and insurance companies regarding purchases and sales of major business units, secured lending, lease financing, structured finance, receivables financing and securitizations.
  • Advises corporations and boards of directors on governance, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Advises pension funds on investments, compliance and governance.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized as a "2012 Canadian Diversity Champion" by Women of Influence Magazine.
  • Received "Managing Partner Contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility" 2011 Lexpert®-Zenith Award.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing).
  • Listed in first issue of Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2000-01.