Neil Finkelstein

Neil Finkelstein obtained his B.A. and LL.B. from McGill (1973, 1979) and his LL.M. from Harvard (1980). He became a chartered accountant in 1975. He was former law clerk to the Hon. Bora Laskin, Chief Justice of Canada (1980–81). He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982. He served as senior policy advisor to the Attorney General of Canada (1985–86). He served as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1991 to 2007. His practice at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP includes broad corporate, commercial, competition, and public law (constitutional and administrative) litigation practice. He served as co-counsel for the Gomery Commission. His national litigation practice includes seventy-three major trials and hearings at courts, tribunals, and commissions of inquiry across Canada; thirty-eight appeals in five provinces and the Federal Court of Appeal; and twenty-two appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada. His publications include Laskin’s Canadian Constitutional Law (5th edition) and Finkelstein and Finkelstein, Constitutional Rights in the Investigative Process.

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