Toronto (May 22, 2013) — Bruce Reynolds, a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), has been designated as the highest rated practitioner, and the only Canadian to be featured in the top ten most highly regarded lawyers of the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers.

Bruce is the chair of the Firm’s International Construction Projects Group. He is a certified specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has been inducted into the American College of Construction Lawyers, an elite membership of top US construction lawyers.

“The recognition of Bruce as the pre-eminent lawyer in his field exemplifies BLG’s dedication to providing our clients with the best possible service and legal expertise,” said Sean Weir, national managing partner at BLG. “This honour is a true acknowledgement of Bruce’s leadership in the construction industry.”

According to the guide, “Bruce Reynolds is a ‘top practitioner’, enjoying an ‘impressive’ reputation as chair of the Firm’s international construction projects group.”

In addition, the guide recognized six BLG lawyers as leaders in construction law, with more BLG lawyers recognized than any other Canadian law firm:

  • Daniel Ayotte, of BLG’s Montréal office.
  • Simon Grégoire, also of BLG’s Montréal office.
  • Yvan Houle, national leader of the Firm’s Construction Law Group, who the guide describes as “innovative” and “a well-recognized presence in the market”.
  • Christopher O’Connor, QC, of BLG’s Vancouver office, who is recognized in the guide as a “star lawyer” and a “commercial leader in the field”
  • Rick Shaban, of BLG’s Toronto office, who the guide calls “a successful and trusted advocate”.
  • Jeffrey Vallis, QC, national leader of the Firm’s Litigation Department.

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers is an annual legal ranking publication published by Law Business Research. Its results are based on feedback from peers and clients in over 100 jurisdictions around the world.

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.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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