Lexpert Ranked Law Firm

Koskie Minsky LLP is a firm of skilled counsel advising clients in the areas of civil litigation, union side labour law, pensions and benefits and class actions. We are recognized by Lexpert® and other organizations as among leading counsel in Canada in our areas of expertise and among the highest ranked in the fields of labour, pension and employment law in the Greater Toronto area. Most of our 20 partners are ranked as recommended practitioners in the Lexpert® and Best Lawyers directories, for such areas as labour and employment law, construction labour relations, pension and benefits, class action litigation, professional liability, construction law and workers compensation. They are supported by a very capable team of skilled associates, paralegals and top law students. We are located in Toronto and appear before courts, tribunals and arbitrators across Canada. Our clients include pension funds, trade unions, boards and commissions, insurers, corporations and non-profit groups, as well as individuals seeking access to courts and tribunals. Our lawyers are regularly involved in complex, high profile litigation and we provide the technical, research and staffing resources required to handle these cases.

For more information regarding our practice areas please contact any of our 12 partners ranked in this Directory, as well as any of our partners or counsel listed below.

Labour Law:                 E-mail   Telephone                 Facsimile                   
Craig Flood*** cflood@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2105 (416) 204-2883
Laurie Kent lkent@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2708 (416) 204-2905
Alan Minsky, QC aminsky@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2121 (416) 204-2891 
Ernie Schirru* eschirru@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2142 (416) 204-2893
Stephen Wahl swahl@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2060 (416) 204-2820
Pension and Benefits Law:    
Murray Gold mgold@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2085 (416) 204-2873
Andrew Hatnay* ahatnay@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2083 (416) 204-2872
Michael Mazzuca** mmazzuca@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2101 (416) 204-2881
Roberto Tomassini rtomassini@kmlaw.ca (416) 595- 2116 (416) 204-2908
Mark Zigler mzigler@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2090 (416) 204-2877
Pension and Investments Law:
George Dzuro gdzuro@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2078 (416) 204-2829
Civil Litigation:      
Al Esterbauer  aesterbauer@kmlaw.ca  (416) 595-2110 (416) 204-2886
Arleen Huggins ahuggins@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2115 (416) 204-2888
Jeffrey Long** jlong@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2125 (416) 204-2892
Nancy Shapiro*  nshapiro@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2108 (416) 204-2884
David Silver  dsilver@kmlaw.ca  (416) 595-2081  (416) 204-2822 
Demetrios Yiokaris dyiokaris@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2130 (416) 204-2810
Class Action Litigation:    
Kirk Baert kbaert@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2117 (416) 204-2889
Celeste Poltak** cpoltak@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2701 (416) 204-2909
Jonathan Ptak* jptak@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2149 (416) 204-2903
David Rosenfeld drosenfeld@kmlaw.ca (416) 595-2700 (416) 204-2894

*Department Coordinator
**Executive Committee Member
***Managing Partner


20 Queen St W, Suite 900, Box 52
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 3R3
Phone: (416) 977-8353
Fax: (416) 977-3316

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  • Court rules that equitable subordination can only be applied under the language of the CCCA
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  • Damage caps and other restrictions for shareholder class actions appear to have worked. Whether that is a good thing depends who you ask
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Koskie Minsky LLP is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Class Actions Toronto, Ontario Most Frequently Recommended
Labour Relations Toronto, Ontario Most Frequently Recommended
Labour Relations - Construction Sector Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Pensions & Employee Benefits Toronto, Ontario Most Frequently Recommended
Professional Liability Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
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