Lerners LLP

In matters of the law, nothing matters more than the firm and people you choose to represent your interests.

By choosing Lerners, you will have a team of fearless advocates and tireless lawyers. Theirs is a history of more than 85 years of successful client service and representation and today Lerners is more than 120 exceptionally skilled lawyers with abundant experience.

In short, they share an uncompromising commitment to serving your interests and ensuring a successful outcome. Perhaps it's why they are one of the most consistently recommended and selected law firms in Ontario.

Lerners LLP Posts

Announcing the Lerners 90th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway

In celebration of our 90th anniversary as a law firm, we want to recognize the role our clients, lawyers, staff, and communities have played in contributing to our success by ... Read more

Legal considerations in implementing a share option plan

By Greg Hatt Private companies which want to consider implementing a stock option plan need to be aware of the legal considerations involved. This article will outline some of the principal ... Read more

What is "escrow" and how does it work?

By Joseph Hentz In commercial transactions, the term “escrow” is often used to describe the status of certain documents, instruments, share certificates and funds which are being held ... Read more

When can children decide which parent to live with?

By Jordan McKie As a family law lawyer, I am frequently asked this question. The short answer is that children can make their own decisions about where they will reside once they reach the age of ... Read more

Mediating disputes - A family law perspective

By Carolyn Lloyd What happens when a Canadian family law lawyer from Lerners LLP goes to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School to learn more about mediation? THE ADVENTURE BEGINS On ... Read more

Discrimination in hiring practices based on citizenship

By Kimberly Cura With Canada’s growing influx of international students in recent years, employers must be careful not to implement hiring practices that may be considered to be ... Read more

Court of Appeal judgment strengthens polluter pay principal in environmental litigation

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision this year, in Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Limited, 2018 ONCA 527, with important developments and clarifications affecting ... Read more

Can I use recreational cannabis in the workplace?

By Jacob Damstra and George Hamzos With the legalization of recreational cannabis set for October 17, 2018, many employers will be concerned with how this will impact their workplace. Although it will be legal for ... Read more

Does an employee have a duty to disclose medical cannabis use to an employer?

By George Hamzo and Jacob Damstr Medical cannabis users may find themselves wondering if they are required to disclose their medical cannabis use to their employer. There is no overarching legal requirement or ... Read more

Will your workplace be up in smoke?

By Joe Masterson Most probably not. Still, it will be legal for Canadians to consume recreational marijuana on October 17th, 2018. What does this mean for employers? Just like alcohol, it will be ... Read more

Restrictive covenants: When will non-competes and non-solicits in employment agreements be enforceable?

By Jane Scholes Many employment contracts include an agreement that, for some period of time following their employment, the employee will not work for a competitor or solicit business from the ... Read more

Expert advice series: Expert bias. How trial courts are applying the White Burgess analysis

By Jennifer Hunter In 2015 in White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Halibuton Co., 2015 SCC 23 the Supreme Court of Canada released a comprehensive decision on expert bias and how it relates to ... Read more

Security for costs in employment cases

By Paul Brooks A motion for security for costs has potential to cause trouble for an employee, and can offer many benefits to a defendant, in the right circumstances. It can result in the ... Read more

Expert advice series: The futility of critique reports by expert witnesses

By Jennifer Hunter While expert witnesses are traditionally retained to provide their opinion on an issue in a case, parties sometimes retain experts for a more tactical purpose – to critique ... Read more

Family law arbitration

By Carolyn Lloyd WHAT IS FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION? Arbitration is an out-of-court process that falls under the category of “Alternative/Appropriate Dispute Resolution”. It is the process ... Read more