Bernie McGarva has been a partner of Aird & Berlis LLP since 1992 and is a senior member of the firm's Litigation Group and Tax Litigation Team. Bernie is a Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Construction Law. Bernie McGarva practises in the area of commercial and construction litigation, with a focus on securities litigation, shareholders' rights disputes, and errors and omissions defence. He has appeared before tribunals and all levels of the court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Bernie's portfolio of reported cases includes extensive work in the area of tax appeals acting for commercial clients in disputes with federal and provincial taxing authorities. He also has extensive experience in ADR, both as counsel and as mediator and arbitrator.