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Business law is one of our longest-running practice areas, with its inception at Siskinds starting many decades ago. Our team works with clients at all points in evolution and within any sector. We build relationships with clients who own or work at startups, managed businesses, family-based businesses and professional corporations as well as regional, national and multi-national corporations.

Having one of the largest business law groups in Southwestern Ontario enables us to assemble customized teams to meet specific client needs in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our clients count on us to provide a breadth of expertise that ranges from the complexities of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financing, high-profile transactions and litigation to serving the equally important needs that relate to the day-to-day operation of a business.


Our Team

Learn more about Ross Hurd.

Ross Hurd

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Craig M. Clarke.

Craig M. Clarke

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Katherine Serniwka.

Katherine Serniwka

Associate - Business Law
Learn more about Peter Dillon.

Peter Dillon

Partner - Franchise Law, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity
Learn more about Elena Ashford.

Elena Ashford

Associate - Immigration Law
Learn more about Serge Anissimoff.

Serge Anissimoff

Counsel - Intellectual Property Law
Learn more about Vivian Iron.

Vivian Iron

Associate - Business Law
Learn more about Fred Rose.

Fred Rose

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Brendan Clouthier.

Brendan Clouthier

Associate - Business Law
Learn more about Jaime Holroyd.

Jaime Holroyd

Associate - Intellectual Property Law, Patent Agent
Learn more about Adnan Chahbar.

Adnan Chahbar

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Matthew Wilson.

Matthew Wilson

Certified Specialist - Real Estate Law
Learn more about Graeme Sperryn.

Graeme Sperryn

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Stacey Bothwell.

Stacey Bothwell

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Savvas Daginis.

Savvas Daginis

Associate – Business Law
Learn more about Alec S. Bildy.

Alec S. Bildy

Partner - Business Law
Learn more about Michael Weinberger.

Michael Weinberger

Associate - Business & Privacy Law
Learn more about Andrew MacIver.

Andrew MacIver

Associate - Franchise, Licensing & Distribution Law

Specific Areas of Law

Agri-Business

This network of suppliers, producers, processors, and governmental bodies requires in-depth industry understanding.

Cannabis Sector

The legal aspects of this niche area of law are as complex and fast-paced as the sector itself.

Construction Law

The costs and complexity of construction have changed. Our extensive legal team keeps up.

Developer & Builder Services

The legal detail required when developing land is extensive. We provide clarity, efficiency and accuracy.

Environmental & Regulatory Matters

As the world becomes more crowded, it requires extensive and strict regulations. We understand this complex area.

Financial Services

Financial and legal services are closely related. We know how to bridge the areas to suit your needs.

Incorporations & Reorganizations

The fundamental structure of your business needs legal definition and clarity - we can do it for you.

Intellectual Property

In a highly competitive world, it's more important than ever that you protect what's yours.

Land Use

Full spectrum of municipal, planning and environmental services that avoid, mitigate and manage your liabilities and risks.

Mergers & Acquisitions

In times of significant change, you need the best lawyer on your side.

Municipal Planning Services

Multiple parties converge in high-stakes situations, meaning clear and precise legal work is essential.

Not-For-Profits & Charities

All organizations need and deserve legal guidance that's suited to their business model.

Partnerships

As the bedrock of any business with multiple owners, make sure you have expert legal advice.

Private Equity

Ensure the fundamental building blocks of your business are solid.

Professional Corporations

Start with us and you'll want to stay with us, as many other clients have done.

Startup Lawyers

Build the best legal foundation for your new, emerging or rapid-growth business.

Succession Planning

While we're aiming for it, we often overlook it; create and document your succession plan.

Technology

Development, licensing, distribution, use and protection: all covered within one team at one firm.

Lawyers Across Our Firm

With over 80 lawyers who focus on diverse areas of the law, we can help you. Start here.

Find a Lawyer

I am so thankful to have connected with John [Morrissey] who helped solve our chaotic legal difficulty last summer. I chose Siskinds simply through an online search for local Estate Law. John responded to my general inquiry in a timely manner and presented himself on the phone in a way that invoked confidence and trust. The expertise evident in that initial call was authentic.
John’s kindness, attention to detail, and great skill was so appreciated as we maneuvered a messy family situation. Through the long course of events, I could always count on John to be on top of things, never miss deadlines or important actions, keep me informed, explain procedures, and be patient with various oddities of the family situation. John’s professionalism, responsiveness, and expertise exceeded my expectations. John’s skill in dealing with the argumentative party was exceptional. I will also add, that both Reenya Koshaba and Heather Whitty were extremely helpful, thorough, and detailed in all their work and responses.
I will endorse both Siskinds and John Morrissey to anyone in need of legal assistance. I cannot express enough my gratitude and relief for John’s help in resolving this emotional family controversy. - D.W.

I would like to thank Maciek Piekosz and his amazing team at Siskinds. Thank you for all of your hard work and and supplying me with the best support team ever. You have a wonderful group of people working in your law office and I appreciate every one of you! I will always recommend the Siskinds team and Maciek in particular. I really appreciate how hard Maciek fought for me and will remember the kindness and empathy he has shown me. I am very grateful. - C.B.

Elena [Ashford] and Angela [Belair] have been immensely useful in my application towards permanent residence. Elena's first hand experience as an immigrant brings out a compassionate approach towards her clients, and she is great with her knowledge of the processes involved. She takes a great initiative in ensuring that her clients stay on top of the documents and provides incredible insights into how the application would be viewed by the immigration offices. My application had come to a stand still, and after reaching out to her, it proceeded to approval within a month. Thank you to Elena and her team for all the great work! - C.P.