ALAN J. LENCZNER, Q.C. is one of the five founding partners at Lenczner Slaght.
"Alan J. Lenczner is a dean of the commercial litigation bar who has built a stellar reputation in the world of corporate-commercial clashes, and for the past four decades he has acted on some of the biggest matters hitting the docket." – Canadian Lawyer
Widely acknowledged as one of Canada's leading litigators, Alan has applied his skills and insight as an advocate to yield precedent-setting decisions in nearly every area of civil litigation. Since 1969, he has pursued an intensive trial and appellate practice with emphasis on civil commercial matters, complex construction cases, professional liability and corporate securities litigation. Drawing on an extraordinary depth of experience in mastering complex issues, he appears regularly before courts at all levels across the country, as well as many professional and government tribunals. He has also appeared as counsel before the High Court and the Court of Appeal in the U.K. In aggregate, he has argued more than 200 full trials and appeals.
A frequent lecturer on a broad range of legal subjects, from fiduciary duties to constitutional law, Alan has helped to guide a generation of lawyers into the profession. He has taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall law schools and also participates in an annual one-week trial advocacy program for the Quebec Bar.
Alan was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1982.
In aggregate, Alan has argued more than 200 full trials and appeals - most notably Pezim v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Brokers), Standard Investments v. CIBC, International Corona Ltd., v. Lac Minerals Ltd., Tagish v. Prime Resources Ltd., Ontario Securities Commission v. West, Penvidic Contracting Ltd. v. INCO, Society of Lloyds v. Daly, Standard Investments Ltd. v. Nova Scotia Savings and Loan, Kerr v. Danier Leather Inc., Link v. Venture Steel Inc. and Smith v. Inco Ltd.
University of Toronto (1967) LLB (Honours Standing)
University of Toronto (1965) MA (Modern Languages and Literature)
University of Toronto (1964) BA (Modern Languages and Literature)