Firm recognized as top in Ontario for client service

Toronto (February 27, 2013) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced today that it has been selected as the winner in Ontario for providing outstanding client service at the 2013 Lexology Client Choice Awards.

In addition, four of the Firm’s partners have received an award in the following categories:

“Our Firm’s recognition in Ontario, as well as the recognitions of Alfred, Cindy, Jeffrey and Mark, highlight the remarkable dedication our lawyers show to our clients and to the Firm,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner. “BLG’s success is built on our commitment to client-centred service and delivering the best possible results to our clients – and these awards are proof that our clients appreciate our approach.”

Alfred is a partner and the national leader of the Securities & Capital Markets Group in BLG’s Toronto office. He practises securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and inbound investment.

As a civil litigator and advocate, Cindy has a particular expertise in medical malpractice, class actions and product liability matters with health issues. Cindy is a partner in the Health Law Group in BLG’s Toronto office and works on some of the largest and most complex litigation underway in Ontario today.

Jeffrey is the national Litigation Department leader and a partner in the Construction Law Group in BLG’s Calgary office. He is also a member of the Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group and the International Construction Projects Group and offers experience in the area of construction litigation and arbitration.

Mark is a partner in Toronto and the national leader of the Firm's Information Technology Group. He has extensive experience offering pragmatic counsel on competitive procurement, outsourcing and technology matters, including the information technology, healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences sectors.

Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards are co-hosted by Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO) and recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Winners are chosen based on their ability to add real value to their clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.

This year’s winners were chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 individual assessments received within Canada and the U.S. Unlike other awards, law firms and partners can only be nominated for the Client Choice Awards by corporate counsel.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration. For further information, visit

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Amanda McWhirter
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Tricia Weagant
Ketchum Public Relations (for BLG)