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Matthew Lerner

Lenczner Slaght LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2008


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Lenczner Slaght LLP
130 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3P5
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Matthew B. Lerner, a distinguished partner at Lenczner Slaght, is celebrated for his outstanding advocacy skills. Chambers Canada highlights his blend of legal savvy, strategic business counsel, transparent communication, and unwavering dedication to achieving success as traits that set him apart in the legal field.

Specializing in complex commercial litigation, Matthew's practice includes navigating infrastructure and real estate disputes, along with insolvency issues. He is adept at representing clients in shareholder or partnership conflicts, commercial arbitration, and both prosecuting and defending against civil fraud allegations.

Matthew's experience also encompasses defending boards of directors and officers in multi-jurisdictional class action lawsuits and playing a pivotal role in various insolvency proceedings on behalf of court-appointed officers or secured creditors.

Over the years, Matthew has built considerable expertise in defending physicians in regulatory and malpractice matters, showcasing his versatility and commitment to his clients' interests across diverse sectors.

Matthew's litigation experience covers all court levels in Ontario and extends to numerous administrative tribunals. His client base is broad, serving everyone from individual entrepreneurs to major real estate developers and public entities in the information and technology sectors.

Since 2010, Matthew has chaired the Lenczner Slaght Moot in Legal Ethics and Professionalism, an annual moot court competition for Western Law students, underlining his commitment to legal education.

Additionally, Matthew contributes to the strategic direction of Lenczner Slaght as a member of the firm's Management Committee.

His areas of practice include arbitration, commercial litigation, construction and infrastructure, employment law, injunctions, insolvency and restructuring, professional liability and regulation, and public law. Matthew was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2008, following his graduation with Distinction from the University of Western Ontario's LL.B. program in 2007 and the Richard Ivey School of Business HBA program in 2004.


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