Allen McDonald Swartz LLP welcomes Henry Bertossi and Brad Elberg to the Partnership


On April 1, Toronto corporate lawyers Jennifer Allen, Fraser McDonald and Jillian Swartz welcomed Bay Street veterans Henry Bertossi and Brad Elberg to the partnership.  Between them, Henry and Brad add close to five decades of business law experience to the firm’s roster. “We are thrilled to be adding Henry and Brad to the team.  Not only do we benefit from their tremendous depth and breadth of experience, we have also found two outstanding lawyers who share our philosophy around client service”, says Swartz.

Prior to joining AMS, Henry spent three decades with Blakes, Heenan Blaikie and Miller Thomson helping clients navigate complex legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and those involving sensitive stakeholder arrangements. His wide-ranging client base includes entrepreneurs, private and family owned businesses, as well as public institutions and multinational corporations.

Henry provides discreet counsel that enables clients to achieve their objectives. His expertise informs the judgment required to effectively navigate sensitive stakeholder relationships and complete complex matters.

Brad started his legal career at Heenan Blaikie after a distinguished sporting career during which he was a member of the Canadian Olympic bobsleigh team and a captain of the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He was a partner at Heenan and, after serving as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at an independent investment dealer, became a partner at Miller Thomson.

He has represented private and family owned businesses, including startups and entrepreneurs, public institutions and global corporations in a range of transactional, general commercial, employment and dispute resolution matters. He also advises foreign enterprises about establishing and structuring business operations in Canada.

“Henry and I are very excited to join our new partners at AMS. Jennifer, Fraser and Jillian are talented, enthusiastic and dedicated Bay Street legal veterans who share our client-centered approach to practising law,” Elberg says.  We look forward to collaborating with them to provide our clients with creative, constructive, and practical solutions to their legal issues. AMS provides us with the flexibility to take a more tailored and customized approach to serving clients in an ever-changing legal marketplace.”

About Allen McDonald Swartz LLP

Allen McDonald Swartz LLP provides strategic counsel, sophisticated business law advice and exceptional client service to Canadian and international clients. The firm’s lawyers — Jennifer Allen, Henry Bertossi, Brad Elberg, Fraser McDonald, Eden Oliver and Jillian Swartz — are all Bay Street veterans and provide their clients with experience and expertise that match BigLaw. Their clients include entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, private and public companies, multi-national enterprises, law firms, independent committees, charities and not-for-profit organizations. The lawyers at AMS advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, privacy and anti-spam, financings, securities compliance and regulatory work, capital markets transactions, governance and business-critical commercial arrangements. The firm’s lawyers have experience across a diverse range of industries, including agribusiness, alternative energy, automotive, consumer products, event planning & hospitality, manufacturing, professional services (including dental, medical, and veterinary), media, sports & entertainment, technology, mining & natural resources and private equity.