Border Ladner Gervais

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Type: Partnership
Industry: Legal Practice
Founded: 2000
Headquarters: 40 King Street West Toronto,
Ontario M5H3Y
Country: Canada
Employees: 750+ lawyers
Key People
David Scott, National Co-Chairman

Doug Mitchel, National Co-Chairman

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a full-service national law firm in Canada offering corporate, litigation and intellectual property solutions.

Company Profile

BLG is recognized as a Go-To-Law Firm for Fortune 500 companies with more than 750 employees which include lawyers practicing in different fields of law in various industries, intellectual property agents and other professionals. The firm has offices in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region[1]

BLG received the Canadian National Law Firm Award during the 2010 Canadian Pro Bono Awards in recognition for the pro bono services and other programs the law firm provides and supports for the community.[2]

Founding Firms and Practice Areas

BLG was formed as a single national law firm in Canada after the merger of Howard Mackie of Calgary, Mc Master Gervais of Montreal, Scott & Aylen of Ottawa, Borden & Elliot of Toronto and Ladner Downs of Vancouver, on March 1, 2001 making it the largest law firm in Canada.[3]

The law firm serves its clients in a wide range of law expertise from aboriginal law, Banking, Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, International Trade Law and in all other industries [4]

Key Executives

The law firms key executives include Sean Weir, National Managing Partner; Frank S. Callaghan, Managing Partner of Toronto; Deborah H. Overholt, Managing Partner of Vancouver; David C. Whelan, Managing Partner of Calgary and John G. Murphy, Managing Partner of Montréal, [5]