Aird & Berlis

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Aird & Berlis
Type Limited Liability Partnership
Industry Law
Founded Toronto, 1919
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Area served Canada, United States, International
Services Legal advice and Advocacy

Aird & Berlis LLP (A&B), is a full-service Canadian law firm. It is located in the Bay Street financial district of Toronto and employs over 120 lawyers.

A&B has been rated one of the 30 largest law firms in Canada and one of Toronto's 20 largest law firms by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in their feature on The Largest Firms in Canada 2007.


Aird & Berlis LLP dates back to 1919 when its predecessor opened its doors for business. In 1974, the firms of Zimmerman, Grant, Hugo, Paddon, Worley & Bennett merged with Edison, Aird & Berlis to form Aird, Zimmerman & Berlis. The name was changed to Aird & Berlis circa 1978, and the LLP suffix was added later.

Notable members and alumni[edit]

The Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place), where Aird & Berlis LLP is located.
  • Douglas Berlis, Co-founder
    • Gold medallist in graduating year of law school


Sponsorship of Canadian Athletes

  • A&B was among the first law firms to sponsor Olympic athletes. The firm sponsored speed skater and Olympic gold medallist Clara Hughes during the 2005–2006 competitive season. For the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, A&B sponsored heptathlete Jessica Zelinka.

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