Canadian Lawyer InHouse

April/May 2020

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26 on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, adjunct professor of International Environ- mental Law, International Environmental Law Clinic, and Global Environmental Governance at the NYU School of Law, and former senior legal adviser to Alliance of Small Island States; Amy Archer, policy advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. 8. Gardiner Roberts LLP TOTAL LAWYERS: 68 OFFICE: Toronto Core practice areas: corporate-commercial law; securities; commercial litigation; real estate; tax; health; IP, employment and labour; class actions Key clients: Conundrum Capital; LawPro; Pharmascience Inc.; Castlepoint Investments Inc.; Toronto Real Estate Board; E.I. du Pont Canada Co.; Open Text Corp.; Toronto and Re- gion Conservation Authority; TD Canada Trust; Scotiabank; First National Financial LP Notable mandates: successfully represent- ed former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in a libel and defamation action; representing former Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj in litigation proceeding contesting election in Etobicoke Centre; acting on the establishment of a large residential real estate private equity fund; act- ed on a complex reorganization of an existing real estate private equity fund into private REIT in a matter involving investors such as Canada's largest pension plans and mutual funds; acted for the purchaser in excess of 230 quick-service restaurants in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec Star alumni: former Metropolitan Toronto chairman "Big Daddy" Frederick Gardiner; former Superior Court justices John Fitzpat- rick and William J. Anderson; former Ontario Court of Appeal justice Lloyd Holden; Ronald J. Farano, who worked on policies preceding a significant overhaul to Canada's federal taxation Affiliations: MSI Global Alliance & Consulegis Firm history: Founded in the 1920s, the firm has become a mid-size, full-service law firm with a diverse client base that includes several of Canada's largest banks, numerous medium- to large-size municipalities, agencies, boards and commissions, government entities, high-tech and software companies, real estate developers, lenders and investors. Gardiner Roberts is involved in numerous charitable and community TOP 10 ONTARIO REGIONAL FIRMS "When I work with lawyers at Pallett Valo, they provide clear and practical recommendations so there's no guessing or complicated legal memos to sift through." Tony Cugliari, Parmalat Canada Inc.

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