ALLAN J. RITCHIE
Loopstra Nixon LLP
Allan Ritchie is the managing partner of Loopstra Nixon LLP and Global Chairman of LawExchange International, a network of over 2,000 lawyers in 34 offices around the world. He also leads the cross-border practice at LN, focusing on all aspects of international and domestic corporate and M&A advisory work. He is a trusted advisor to many of Canada's most successful multi-generational entrepreneurial families as well as general corporate counsel to some of Canada's largest privately held businesses. He is sought after by financial institutions to lead their cross-border initiatives and is a go-to counsel for international private capital players making acquisitions in Canada. Allan led the expansion of his firm into the United States with the opening of satellite offices in Buffalo and New York City in 2017.
He has received numerous accolades for his work in both Canada and the U.S. In 2020, he was awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s award for Excellence in International Business Law as well as being named to the Buffalo Law Journal's ‘Legal Elite’ list of the most influential lawyers in Western New York. Allan is a sought-after speaker on matters of law firm management, strategy and talent development. He led the development of Loopstra Nixon’s talent development framework which has been adapted and rolled out in numerous other law firms around the world. In recent years he has been a keynote speaker on these topics at conferences in India, Dubai, Czech Republic, Japan and throughout the United States.