Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Lexpert/ALM 500 2024: Smart & Biggar stands out as Canada’s IP leader across all markets

Smart & Biggar is proud to share that eight Principals are recognized among Canada’s leading lawyers for intellectual property (IP) in the 2024 edition of The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert/ALM 500).

The firm stands out as Canada’s leader for IP with more featured lawyers than any other firm, upholding our distinguished reputation and unmatched expertise in IP.

Congratulations to Mark Biernacki, Christian BolducMark EvansPhilip LapinNancy Pei and Matthew Zischka, named leading lawyers for IP, and Steven Garland and François Guay, named leading lawyers for both IP and IP Litigation.

Additionally, Smart & Biggar is ranked a leading firm in the “Who’s Who” charts for IP and is the only IP firm to be highlighted across all markets covered: Toronto (AAA), Ottawa (AA), Montréal (AA) and Vancouver (AA).

The Lexpert/ALM 500 guide is considered the leading resource for US-based lawyers seeking Canadian counsel. It profiles the 500 ‘Most Frequently Recommended’ lawyers across Canada with a cross-border multijurisdictional practice. Lawyers are nominated through an annual peer survey, reflecting winners’ highly regarded industry reputation.

The full list of the 2024 edition of Lexpert/ALM 500 is available to view online.

We congratulate our lawyers for this honourable and well-deserved recognition.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading intellectual property firm, with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and have been serving clients for over a century. Smart & Biggar operates as part of the  IPH Limited group, under its own brand and independent from other IPH member firms.