Earl Cherniak

Earl Cherniak
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Lerners LLP
POSITION:
Partner
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ADR
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Earl Cherniak, partner with Lerners LLP in Toronto, is one of Ontario’s top arbitrators and mediators, with more than 50 years’ experience in a wide range of commercial arbitration, mediation and litigation matters.

Mr. Cherniak earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario before graduating as a Gold Medallist from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1960 — he joined Lerners LLP the same year.

He is also jointly ventured with Cherniak-McDougall Arbitration Services for international commercial arbitrations, located in Toronto, and a member of the arbitration practice at 3 Verulam Buildings Barristers in London, UK.

He has been president of The Advocates Society, was a bencher with the Law Society of Ontario, and a sessional professor at University of Western Ontario Law School.

Earl Cherniak Posts

SCC findings in Sattva may need revisiting

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Sattva Capital Corp. v Creston Moly Corp ., 2014 SCC 53 may be open to question and require further review in a case that involves the proper interpretation of a contract in which no facts are at issue, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak writes in the Fall 2015 Advocates’ Journal . Read more

Cherniak recognized as leading litigator, arbitrator

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in the areas of international commercial arbitration, professional liability, commercial insurance litigation and corporate commercial litigation. Read more

Cherniak to work with panel of arbitrators at Coe ADR

In addition to his arbitration, appellate advocacy and commercial litigation practice at Lerners LLP , Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has recently joined the panel of mediators and arbitrators at Coe ADR Management. Read more

First conference key to setting tone in arbitration

In a commercial arbitration, the first procedural conference is vital when it comes to outlining the considerations that parties and counsel must address to ensure an efficient, cost-effective process, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak recently told attendees at the Commercial Arbitration 2015 conference in Vancouver. Read more

Benchmark Canada recognizes Cherniak in 2015 rankings

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has been recognized as a top Ontario litigator in the 2015 Benchmark Canada guide. Read more

Cherniak to speak at commercial arbitration conference

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak will present at a commercial arbitration conference on June 5 in Vancouver, hosted by Affinity Institute. Read more

Privilege to witness Greenspan's brilliant cross-examination

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak was a close friend of Eddie Greenspan’s for a number of years — but it was during the interaction between the criminal and civil sides of Conrad Black’s legal matters where Cherniak was able to see Greenspan at work up close, he writes in the Spring 2015 Advocates’ Journal . Read more

Cherniak named to Chambers Global 2015 guide

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak has been recognized in the Chambers Global 2015 guide for his expertise in arbitration and dispute resolution in Canada. Read more

TLA award recognizes Cherniak's exceptional career

Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak praised the support he has received from his colleagues and family over the years as he accepted the Toronto Lawyers Association's 2015 Award of Distinction at a recent reception, reports Precedent. Read more

Firm's gender parity result of hiring best people

While it is one of the first law firms in Canada to achieve gender parity, Lerners LLP didn’t set out to do so, but rather to hire the best people it could find, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak tells the National Post . Read more

Earl Cherniak listed as a leading litigation lawyer

Lerners LLP would like to congratulate Earl Cherniak on being recognized by Lexpert as a leading litigation lawyer in Canada in the December 2014 issue of Report on Business magazine. Read more

Earl Cherniak to receive the 2015 Award of Distinction

Lerners LLP is proud to announce that Earl Cherniak , preeminent litigator and arbitrator, esteemed colleague, admired mentor and dear friend, will receive the Toronto Lawyers Association 2015 Award of Distinction. By conferrring its Award on Earl, the Toronto Lawyers Association recognizes Earl's outstanding contributions to the legal profession and to the Toronto legal community over the course of his long and distinguished career. Earl's career as a preeminent trial lawyer and arbitrator has earned him the deep respect of his peers at the Bar. The Award will be presented to Earl at the Toronto Lawyers Association annual Awards of Distinction Reception to be held on February 26, 2015. Read more

Appeal decision in 'house-husband' case significant for dependant spouses

The Divisional Court's recent decision to uphold a significant award to a “house-husband” who was left out of his common-law wife’s will has implications for any spouse who is considered a dependant, says Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak. Read more

Groia's run for LSUC bencher unrelated to court case: Cherniak

Toronto lawyer Joe Groia’s decision to run for bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada will not have an effect on his ongoing court proceedings involving the regulator, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak tells Law Times . Read more

Groia to appeal divisional court ruling: Cherniak

Toronto lawyer Joe Groia plans to take his case to the Ontario Court of Appeal, following the Divisional Court’s decision this week to uphold the Law Society of Upper Canada’s finding of professional misconduct against him, says Groia’s counsel, Toronto lawyer and arbitrator Earl Cherniak. Read more