Executive Partner, WeirFoulds
Sector: Private Sector
Lisa has been a member of the firm’s students, associates, compensation, marketing, business development, and management committees and was the firm’s managing partner from 2007 to 2012. She is also the current Chairperson of its Commercial Leasing Practice Group and Client Services Committee and a member of the Business Law Practice Group and Women Lawyers Group at the firm. Over the course of her career, Lisa has written over 150 articles and is a regular speaker at conferences. Her vibrant practice includes a vast array of clients, both large and small, local, regional, national and international, as well as numerous governments and government agencies, in connection with their retail, industrial, office and brownfields properties.
Lisa has been named one of the best lawyers in her practice area by The Best Lawyers in Canada. She has also been recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert® in the 2011-2015 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Lisa was selected as one of Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2015, 2014 and 2013 Top 100: Most Powerful Women in Canada. She has also been honoured with the 2014 OBA Award of Excellence in Real Estate.
In 2009, she was a recipient of the Zenith Award in recognition of her accomplishments as a leading business lawyer and a leading woman in the business of law. Lisa was a member of the Steering Committee for the Law Society’s Retention of Women in Private Practice Working Group in connection with the Justicia Project. She was an advisory board member for the Young Women in Law organization and in 2012 was the recipient of the ICRF Women of Action award, recognizing extraordinary achievements in business. Lisa serves on the advisory board for the Canadian General Counsel Awards. She also represents the firm as a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network. Lisa was recently appointed to the Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Lisa has, either personally or with the firm, been involved with a number of charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Sick Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Negev dinners, the Koffler Centre for the Performing Arts, Azrieli Foundation’s Dinner of Miracles, ICRF and Canadian Society for Yad Vashem. She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Brain Initiative, a charitable foundation devoted to funding research into brain related issues affecting women.