Fillmore Riley recognized in Chambers Canada 2021

Fillmore Riley received recognition in the areas of Agribusiness: Agriculture and Food Products (Nationwide Canada), Corporate/Commercial (Manitoba) and Litigation: General Commercial (Manitoba) in the recently released Chambers Canada 2021.

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practising in all provinces and territories in Canada. Chambers Guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.

In the area of Agribusiness: Agriculture and Food Products, Chambers reported that market observers describe Fillmore Riley as a standout firm. "When working with opposing firms on deals and problems, they get the picture and get the job done,” a client told researchers.

In the area of Corporate/Commercial (Manitoba), Chambers reported that Fillmore Riley is “recommended by market sources for its competency in banking and finance, securities and real estate law [and] “the team frequently assists with leasing and financing, acquisitions, secured transactions and reorganizations.”

Chambers noted that Fillmore Riley also has a reputation for extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions within the agriculture, transportation and manufacturing industries. “Fillmore Riley’s strength has always been the exceptional quality of their services and the importance they place on client satisfaction,” one interviewee said.

Fillmore Riley’s Glen PetersCy FienTim Dewart and Jody Langhan were identified as notable business law practitioners.

Market observers commended managing partner Glen Peters for his “strengths across M&A and banking transactions as well as real estate financing and leasing matters.”

Interviewees told Chambers that Cy Fien is “a nationally respected expert on all tax matters and provides extremely valuable advice and services.”

Chambers reported that Tim Dewart “enjoys a solid reputation for his banking and finance work” and peers describe him as “fantastic” and a “very well-respected lawyer.”

Jody Langhan, a notable practitioner in Agribusiness Law and Corporate/Commercial Law and chair of the Commercial practice, was recognized as a “top-ranked” lawyer. "Jody is extremely resourceful and hard-working, and has excellent subject matter knowledge,” said a market commentator.

Fillmore Riley also garnered accolades for being a top-ranked firm in the Manitoba commercial litigation space. Fillmore Riley is known for offering an “array of dispute resolution services” and for providing “sector-specific expertise in financial services, construction, agriculture and transportation.”

Bernice Bowley, the chair of the Litigation practice, was recognized for her “notable expertise handling insurance disputes on behalf of municipal and healthcare bodies throughout Manitoba.”

Stuart Blake, the chair of the Insurance practice, has received accolades from market sources for his work in civil litigation, professional regulation and general insurance defence matters. Sources said he “is very knowledgeable in all matters of the insurance industry.”