Lexpert Ranked Law Firm

Aird & Berlis is a leading law firm, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm has over 150 lawyers and business advisors dedicated to providing strategic legal and business advice. With strong national and international expertise, the firm’s professionals advise clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.

Main Areas of Practice

Aird & Berlis has extensive experience in acting for Canadian and international clients in all principal areas of business law, including:

• Banking & Finance • Fintech • Municipal & Land Use Planning
• Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies & ICOs • Franchising, Distribution & Licensing • Occupational Health & Safety
• Cannabis • Gaming • Privacy & Data Security
• Capital Markets • Hospitality • Private Businesses
• Capital Pool Company/Reverse Takeover • Indigenous Law • Real Estate
• Charities & Not-For-Profits • Infrastructure • REITs
• Commercial Leasing • Insolvency & Restructuring • Sports & Media
• Construction • Intellectual Property • Startups & Emerging Companies
• Corporate/Commercial • Investment Management & Registration • Tax
• Energy • Labour & Employment • Technology
• Environmental • Litigation & Dispute Resolution • Telecommunications
• Estates & Trusts • Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity • Transportation
• Expropriation • Mines & Minerals • Venture Finance

International Reach

Aird & Berlis recognizes the global realities of doing business. The firm acts for international entities doing business in Canada and Canadian entities doing business abroad. With established connections around the world, Aird & Berlis provides seamless service on cross-border and multijurisdictional matters involving Canadian law.


Aird & Berlis as a whole, various firm practice groups and many of the firm’s lawyers are consistently recognized by leading international and national guides to the legal profession, including Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 Canada, 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 and Best Lawyers in Canada.


181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5J 2T9
Phone: (416) 863-1500
Fax: (416) 863-1515


Vancouver, BC, Canada,

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  • Global law firms may offer a “one-stop shop,” but when it comes to international coverage, law firm network referrals are offering the independents competition.
  • There’s concern about the newly announced Canada Infrastructure Bank. But if it’s done right, the CIB could provide a much-needed boost to spending.
  • Companies looking to bid on emerging market P3 projects must take care. But while the legal and regulatory risks are significant, the rewards may be even greater.
  • Canadian Business Growth Fund will invest up to $1 billion in equity in SMEs over the next decade
  • After the disappointing jurisprudential results experienced by Canadian business in 2015, the landscape more than evened out this past year — which is not to say that Canadian appellate courts ...
  • BCE Inc.’s peremptory announcement, that it will sell about one-third of MTS’s and Bell’s Manitoba wireless subscribers to Telus Corp. if the company’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Manitoba ...
  • Business culture, human rights concerns and relationship nuances are just a few of the myriad considera-tions in-house counsel must look at when their companies are thinking of expanding globally
  • A recent review of securities disclosure by the Ontario Securities Commission takes an unusually sympathetic tone for capital-starved mining companies
Aird & Berlis LLP is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Banking & Financial Institutions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Computer & IT Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Energy (Electricity) Toronto, Ontario Most Frequently Recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Project Finance Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Most Frequently Recommended
Property Leasing Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Transportation (Road & Rail) Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
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