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WWL Canada 2016 - Aird & Berlis LLP


Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

Areas of Practice

Aird & Berlis LLP has extensive experience in acting for international and Canadian clients in all principal areas of business law, including: banking; capital pool company; cleantech; commercial leasing; communications; corporate/commercial; corporate finance and securities; energy; environmental; estates and trusts; financial services; First Nations; franchise and distribution; gaming; infrastructure; insolvency and restructuring; intellectual property; investment management and registration; labour and employment; licensing; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; mining; municipal and land use planning; occupational health amd safety; privacy and data security; private business services; private equity and venture capital; procurement; real estate; renewable fuel; sports and media; startups; tax; technology; transportation; and wealth management and succession planning.

Our Clients

Whether a client is a multinational company or a sole proprietor, at Aird & Berlis LLP we are dedicated to providing highly skilled counselling that is tailored to each of them. Our practice involves a dynamic interaction between people, not an interface between institutions. We provide practical, innovative and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ legal and business challenges.

International Reach

Aird & Berlis LLP recognises the global realities of doing business. The firm is committed to being the Canadian gateway for its clients. We act for international companies that do business in Canada, as well as Canadians doing business abroad. Aird & Berlis LLP has affiliations nationally and internationally, and has developed relationships with prominent national and international law firms, major institutions and government authorities. Aird & Berlis LLP is also a member of Interlaw, a network of leading full-service law firms across the globe.


Aird & Berlis LLP as a whole, various firm practice groups and many of the firm’s lawyers are repeatedly recognised by numerous legal and trade publications, including The Legal 500 Canada; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada; and Canadian Lawyer.


The history of Aird & Berlis LLP dates back to 1919 when its predecessor opened its doors for business. In 1974, the firm of Zimmerman, Grant, Hugo, Paddon, Worley & Bennett merged with Edison, Aird & Berlis to form Aird, Zimmerman & Berlis. The name was changed to Aird & Berlis circa 1978, and the LLP suffix was added later.

Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800
Toronto, ON M5J 2T9
Tel: +1.416.863.1500 Fax. +1 416.863.1515

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