With over 120 highly skilled and experienced lawyers, we are recognized as one of the top ten regional firms in Ontario and one of Canada’s top litigation firms. We have a distinguished history, an enviable depth of legal expertise and a successful track record.
We listen and understand — Whether our client is an individual, a group, an entrepreneur, a large institution or corporation, we listen to, understand and address their priorities. Most importantly, we see things from the client’s perspective.
We respond with custom solutions — There is no such thing as a textbook case. Once we understand each client’s particular circumstances, we respond with solutions that are right for that unique situation. At the same time, we provide insights to help clients make informed decisions about the next steps.
We get tough to deliver results — Lerners’ lawyers are known for taking on complex cases, even if no legal precedents have been set. We look beyond the law as it is, often making new law by developing groundbreaking arguments and taking on leading-edge issues for our clients. Whether it is a thorny area of law or a tough opponent, we act decisively and efficiently to get the results they deserve.
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Lerners has one of the largest and strongest litigation teams in Ontario. Our reputation extends into several fields: Aboriginal law, class proceedings, banking litigation, Charter of Rights/constitutional law, corporate governance and business disputes, wrongful dismissal/human rights law, investment dealer negligence/securities litigation. We also appear regularly before courts at all levels, including appeals and applications for judicial review to the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal from the decisions of tribunals.
Appellate Advocacy. In the appeals process, he who wins last, wins. Our Appellate lawyers have the experience and insight to identify and articulate a strategy upon which a case can turn. They also have an intimate understanding of the procedures and perspectives that define our appeals courts and Supreme Court. Whether you won at trial and face an appeal or lost at trial and wish to appeal, we can help.
Personal Injury. Our team of experienced professionals has won some of the largest compensation verdicts in Canada for personal injury clients and their families. Our lawyers have a broad range of expertise in handling personal injury cases in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, insurance disputes, defective products, physical and sexual abuse, boating accidents, snowmobile accidents and all-terrain vehicle accidents.
Insurance Defence. At Lerners, our seasoned team of lawyers is highly experienced in counselling insurance companies and providing them with cutting-edge litigation services in these areas: motor vehicle claims, public entity and professional defence, property damage claims, statutory accident benefits, insurance fraud, general and commercial liability, policy interpretation.
Business Law. We provide expert legal counsel in all areas of business law including corporate financing, purchase and sale of business, computer and technology law, incorporation and business organization, trademarks and copyrights, insolvency and bankruptcy, debt collection, corporate reorganization, privacy and governance, banking and financial law, not-for-profit and charitable organizations, and professional corporations.
Health Law. We have a strong team of experienced lawyers dedicated to addressing a broad variety of medical and health-related issues.
Real Estate and Land Development. Acting on behalf of developers, lenders, municipalities, businesses, individuals and citizen groups, our firm is skilled in all aspects of land use planning, buying and selling commercial and residential properties, commercial leases, mortgage financing, mortgage remedies and real estate litigation.
Estate Planning. The estate planning team at Lerners has extensive experience assisting families through the difficult – and sometimes painful – estate process. Working closely with our clients’ financial advisors, our estate planning team ensures that no detail is overlooked.
Family Law. Lerners has practised family law in Southern Ontario for three generations. We have written marriage contracts, negotiated separation agreements, finalized divorces, negotiated property division, fought custody battles, and dealt with support orders. Our indepth knowledge of family law is further enhanced by the valuable expertise of colleagues in other practice areas, such as estate planning and business law.