Canada: Aviation 2018

In this chapter we recognise 29 individuals from across Canada for their outstanding work advising and representing clients on issues ranging from major catastrophes to aircraft finance.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Donald G Gray Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
2. Carlos P Martins Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP, Toronto
3. D Bruce Garrow Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto
4. Timothy Trembley Paterson MacDougall, Toronto

Paterson MacDougall’s Timothy Trembley is a leading name in the Canadian aviation market. He is widely respected for his outstanding work on insurance coverage disputes, liability claims and regulatory matters.
Bruce MacDougall QC enjoys an excellent reputation in the field of aviation law for his wealth of insight into aviation disputes, ranging from insurance to product liability claims.
Clay Hunter is a first-rate litigator who wins strong praise for his excellent work in the field of aviation. He has a broad practice that sees him represent clients on cargo claims, personal injury claims and insurance disputes.
Carol McCall is an impressive practitioner who sources speak highly of in our research. She excels on issues arising from security requirements and operating certificates.

Blake Cassels & Graydon’s Donald Gray is a pre-eminent name in the Canadian aviation space with sources praising his work on aircraft finance matters. He is also commended for his extensive expertise on the regulatory side.
Jason MacIntyre boasts a strong reputation in the market for his top-notch practice as well as his expertise on international aviation finance.

At Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn, Carlos Martins stands out as one of the most prominent aviation lawyers in the country. He receives widespread recognition for his leading expertise in aviation regulation and disputes.
Tae Mee Park receives plaudits for her work in the contentious space, where she regularly advises clients on aviation litigation including insurance disputes.

At Borden Ladner Gervais, Bruce Garrow is one of the foremost aviation lawyers in the country and wins high praise for his exceptional expertise on matters ranging from product liability to insurance claims.

At Camp Fiorante Matthews Joe Fiorante QC is a firm favourite among clients who commend his excellent work on catastrophe matters including mid-air collisions and component failures.

Edwards Kenny & Bray’s Daniel Fetterly is an excellent practitioner who commands great respect from respondents, particularly for his work relating to accident litigation.

DLA Piper’s Laura Safran QC receives effusive praise from colleagues in the field this year. She is a standout name when it comes to asset-based financings and leasing, as well as regulatory advice.

Patrick Brennan of Bennett Jones garners widespread recognition from sources who praise his wealth of expertise on aircraft acquisitions and leasing matters.

Harper Grey’s Sean Taylor is an excellent lawyer who is well known for his first-class aviation practice that sees him advise and represent clients on a range of insurance-related matters.

At MacKenzie Fujisawa, Brian Poston is widely recognised by sources for his expertise on product liability issues in the aviation space, acting for clients ranging from airlines to product manufacturers.

Kavanagh Bateman’s Miriam Kavanagh is “a very good practitioner” who is “well respected by clients” for her vast experience in the aviation sector. Peers say that they “wouldn’t hesitate to refer business aircraft financing matters to her”.

At Torys, Michael Feldman is described by market players as “a really smart lawyer”. He has an impressive practice that sees him involved in a broad range of financing matters, with particular expertise on aircraft leasing.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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