Before joining Freiheit Legal, Mortimer Freiheit was a senior partner in the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott, where he practiced in commercial litigation for over forty-three years. During that time, Maître Freiheit developed and led the commercial litigation, labor law and bankruptcy and restructuring practices, and also assisted in the development of the intellectual property litigation department. He led countless numbers of litigation teams to victory in a broad range of matters ranging from commercial disputes to director/officer/accountant liability to intellectual property rights. He has also negotiated numerous complex, strategic and favorable settlements when in his clients’ best interests. In addition, he has successfully navigated and developed expertise in the multifaceted issues affecting cross-border disputes. He has been recognized year after year as one of the nation’s leading litigators in national publications, both peer and client-reviewed, for his preeminent skills and experience.

Having advised and represented major corporations, their directors and officers, as well as investment funds and their advisors and managers, Maître Freiheit has become a recognized authority in disputes involving financial institutions, individual lawsuits, as well as class actions. He has also advised small and mid-size companies, their directors, officers and shareholders in resolving and/or litigating various disputes faced as their businesses grow. In particular, Mr. Freiheit has developed extensive experience in representing entrepreneurial corporations and their shareholders. During his many years of practice, Maître Freiheit has been included in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada;
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, as a leading practitioner in corporate commercial litigation and securities litigation;
  • PLC’s Cross-border Dispute Resolution Handbook;
  • PLC Which Lawyer;
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Media publication, A Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada;
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading Canada/US Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Corporate Commercial, Class Action and Securities;
  • Lexpert Guide of the Leading Litigation Lawyers;
  • PLC Global Counsel Handbook recording leading lawyers worldwide;
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group, Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers;
  • Recognized as having the highest rating ("AV") under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.


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