We are proud to be ranked once again in the Chambers and Partners Canada Directory, 2024 Edition, in the following areas:
Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Nationwide - Canada), with respondents stating "they have a team of highly intellectual lawyers who are able to discern key issues and advise on the best course of action." The firm’s insurance practice is recognised for its experience advising on a broad array of coverage disputes and insurance litigation matters. Blaneys' partner, Dominic Clarke is ranked as a "Notable Practitioner". One source said: "he is a bright lawyer who is attuned to the insurance and reinsurance space." Blaneys' partner, Anthony Gatensby is ranked as 'Up and Coming' and is described by a client as "an excellent coverage lawyer who has the ability to handle sophisticated mandates."
Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market (Ontario), with a client stating "I find their value and delivery to be excellent. There is a very personal relationship; I am taken care of like a member of their family." Another client adds, "the firm is exceedingly well organised, efficient, and no stone is left unturned. They have tremendous commercial awareness and are able to offer advice and guidance accordingly." Blaneys' partners Steven Jeffery, Brett Tkatch and Shawn Wolfson are recognized as “Notable Practitioners”. Brett Tkatch's client notes "Brett is among our most trusted partners nationally and he provides the highest level of service and knowledge." A client says of Steven Jeffery, "he is very cool, calm and collected. He's 100% aware of the commercial aspects - aside from knowing a lot about the law, he knows a lot of what we want and how to achieve that within the framework of the law". Shawn Wolfson's client quotes, "what separates Shawn from other lawyers is his way of explaining legal issues clearly and in a simple fashion that enables us to understand and to ensure we are taking the best and most informed course of action."
Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded (Ontario), with respondents describing Blaneys as a popular law firm among Toronto clients for transactions in the mid-market and noting that our corporate/commercial group handles a range of acquisition and financing matters, with a strong emphasis on the alternative energy and emerging technology industries. One source says, “I have been pleased with Blaney McMurtry's creative approach to problem-solving and ability to draft complicated arrangements in an accurate and timely manner.” Blaneys' partners Steve Popoff, Dan Giantsopoulos and John Papadakis are ranked as "Recognised Practitioners". Sources say Steve Popoff has "always been great to work with and highly responsive and helpful." Dan Giantsopoulos is described as "creative in arriving at practical solutions." John Papadakis is described as "very knowledgeable, always available and delivers within timelines."
Blaneys' partner Andrea Rush is once again recognized in Intellectual Property (Nationwide - Canada), as an experienced intellectual property lawyer with notable expertise in both trade mark and copyright law. She assists clients with all manner of issues including transactions, strategy and enforcement.
To learn more about Blaneys' 2024 rankings, visit the Chambers Canada website here.