Canada’s Intellectual Property Firm

Smart & Biggar stands out for IP and more with 30 lawyers earning 52 rankings across six practice areas in the 2023 edition of the Canadian Legal Directory

Smart & Biggar is proud to share that 30 of our lawyers have been honoured in six practice areas in the 27th edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023, affirming our leading position for intellectual property and technology, and related areas of law in Canada.

Earning a total of 52 “LEXPERT” rankings our lawyers received esteemed recognition across six practice areas this year, in Intellectual Property (IP), IP Litigation, Life Sciences and Health, Computer and IT Law, Technology Transactions and Advertising and Marketing Law. Each “Leading Practitioner” was selected by their peers and in-house counsel within the Canadian legal community.

Smart & Biggar was also honoured at the firm level with all of our five offices and earned recognition for Intellectual Property as a “Most Frequently Recommended” firm in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver and a “Consistently Recommended” firm in Alberta, alongside top ratings for IP Litigation as a “Most Frequently Recommended” firm in Ottawa and Toronto and a “Consistently Recommended” firm in Montréal. Smart & Biggar was also ranked as “Repeatedly Recommended” for Technology Transactions in Vancouver and for Computer and IT law in Ottawa.

Also featured in the guide were Principal Jamie-Lynn Kraft and Senior Associate Laura Easton who were each identified as ‘Leading Lawyers to Watch’ for IP. Jamie-Lynn Kraft also won the Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award in November of last year.

Congratulations to all our “Lexpert-ranked” lawyers:

Intellectual Property (28 lawyers ranked): Daniel Anthony, Mark Biernacki, Christian Bolduc, Allan Brett, Jean-Sébastien Dupont, Mark Evans, Ryan T. Evans, Steven Garland, Jonas Gifford, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Graham Hood, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Philip Lapin, Kwan T. Loh, Evan Nuttall, Nancy Pei, Mark Pidkowich, David Schwartz, Elliott Simcoe, Alistair Simpson, Theodore Sum, Kohji Suzuki, Jeremy Want, Tim Webb, Urszula Wojtyra and Matthew Zischka

Litigation – Intellectual Property (12 lawyers ranked): Mark Biernacki, Daniel Davies, Jean-Sébastien Dupont, Mark Evans, Ryan T. Evans, Steven Garland, François Guay, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Evan Nuttall, Nancy Pei and Jeremy Want

Life Sciences and Health (8 lawyers ranked): Steven Garland, Sheldon Hamilton, Yoon Kang, Daphne Lainson, Nancy Pei, Mark Pidkowich, David Schwartz and Alice Tseng

Computer and IT Law (2 lawyers ranked): Matthew Zischka and Theodore Sum

Advertising and Marketing Law: Alice Tseng

Technology Transactions: Theodore Sum

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies leading law firms and practitioners by thoroughly surveying Canadian lawyers, corporate counsel and other professionals across 64 practice areas. More details on the 2023 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Smart & Biggar’s annual ranking are available to view online.

About Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law 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.