Chris Paliare, O Ont, LSM is one of Canada’s premier litigators at trial and appellate levels, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, administrative law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms and constitutional litigation, class actions, employment law, and white collar criminal law. His unique combination of sophisticated legal skills, strategic instincts, and creativity has earned him recognition as one of the top litigators in the country. Chris is a Fellow of IATL (Eastern Canadian Chair), ISB, and ACTL, and former Ontario Provincial Chair. He is an honorary member of COMBAR, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is recognized in Lexpert®/ROBSpecial Edition as a Leading Litigation Lawyer and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006. He is consistently listed in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada; The Lexpert® Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Bet-the-Company Litigators. Recipient of the OBA, Civil Litigation Award of Excellence. Chris was recently recognized as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada and was inducted into the Order of Ontario (2011) and received the Law Society Medal (2008).