DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada has recognized Chris Barnett (Property Development), Howard Krupat (Construction), Ron Dimock (Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation) and Bruce Stratton (Intellectual Property) as top practitioners in their field.
The annual rankings are the culmination of an extensive peer consultation process which identifies the most frequently recommended legal talents across Canada. Congratulations to Ron and Bruce who are again ranked is this year’s edition and to Chris and Howard who make their ranking debut.
Ron is one of Canada’s leading IP litigators, mediators and arbitrators. He has participated in more patent, trade-mark and copyright trials and appeals than any other lawyer in the country and speaks regularly at conferences on IP law matters. Ron has also authored many leading industry publications on civil litigation as well as IP law and disputes.
Bruce co-chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology (“IPT”) Group and has immense experience in patent, trade-mark and copyright litigation with a particular emphasis on patent disputes concerning computer-related technology. Author of the Annotated Patent Act, he is frequently invited to speak and write on diverse topics in IP law.
Chris has deep experience in municipal and planning advice and environmental approvals and has provided strategic counseling to numerous public and private sector clients on co-ordinating and addressing the various levels of approvals required for complex projects.
Howard is a leading practitioner in construction law and has extensive experience as lead counsel on complex construction disputes. Howard regularly speaks at conferences on construction law in addition to devoting a substantial amount of time to industry and professional associations. He is a former Chair of the Construction & Infrastructure Law Section Executive of the Ontario Bar Association and was recently appointed to the Advisory Panel for the Province of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act Review.