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Best Lawyers in Canada names two Smart & Biggar partners Lawyer of the Year

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that two of its partners were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018. Steven Garland was recognized in the category of Intellectual Property and David Schwartz in the category of Biotechnology.

Best Lawyers recognition is based entirely on peer review and the consensus opinions of leading lawyers who are asked to evaluate the professional abilities of their colleagues.  "Lawyers of the Year" awards are based on particularly high ratings in these surveys and by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Smart & Biggar was also selected as the “Law Firm of the Year” for Intellectual Property, and 27 lawyers from the firm were recognized as among the Best Lawyers in Canada.


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