We are proud to be ranked once again in the Chambers and Partners Canada Directory, 2020 Edition, in the following areas:
Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Nationwide - Canada), with commentators regarding the team as "personable, approachable, professional and extremely knowledgeable." The team's versatility is emphasized on a broad range of coverage disputes and insurance litigation matters including D&O and E&O claims as well as insurance cases arising from social engineering fraud. Recognized as a strength of the team, sources mention that "Blaneys has a strong understanding of the needs of insurance companies. This includes the need for strong customer service - not only to the insurer, but to its clients." Fidelity insurance and cyber risk issues have been noted as "increasing areas of focus", while "additional expertise" is noted in matters involving inter-insurer disputes and casualty claims.
Real Estate (Ontario), with clients highlighting the group's "fantastic service and quick turnaround," adding that it offers "great bench strength" and is "very experienced, business-minded and dedicated." The team is "well regarded for its mid-market transactional capabilities, with considerable experience of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing". Blaneys partners Steven Jeffery and Brett Tkatch have once again been recognized as “Notable Practitioners” in Real Estate (Ontario). Clients appreciate Brett Tkatch's "thorough and business-focused approach", and commented that he "definitely looks after his clients." Steven Jeffery is "frequently sought out for his expertise in real estate financing and broader transactional real estate mandates", and he is regarded by sources as "one of the most knowledgeable and respected lawyers in the industry", being "extremely knowledgeable on mortgage law in Ontario".
Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded (Ontario), with the team best known as a “popular choice for Toronto clients for transactions in the mid-market". One source describes the team as having "demonstrated over and over the ability to comprehend, act and resolve legal issues to our complete satisfaction". Another source, remarking on Blaneys' professionalism, says, "we are incredibly happy with everything they provide. They are incredibly nice people as well." Blaneys partner Steve Popoff has been ranked as a "Recognised Practitioner" in Corporate/Commercial (Ontario).
Blaneys partner Andrea Rush has once again been recognized in Intellectual Property (Nationwide - Canada), and is described as "highly respected by market commentators for her work on copyright and trade marks mandates."
To learn more about Blaneys' 2020 rankings, visit the Chambers Canada website here.