Alexander Holburn Welcomes New Associate Counsel Ian Breneman in Toronto Office

Ian Breneman

Alexander Holburn is delighted to welcome Ian Breneman as Associate Counsel in our growing Toronto office. Ian joins our Business Disputes and Maritime Practices from a leading Canadian business law firm.

A seasoned commercial litigator, Breneman’s practice focuses on dispute resolution in the transportation sector with an emphasis on maritime, pipeline, and heavy and light rail matters. He has acted as counsel in litigation and arbitrations involving cargo, casualty, construction, and contract claims relating to all modes of transportation.

“I am excited to be joining Alexander Holburn’s Toronto office”, says Ian. “The chance to work with an outstanding group of lawyers who are focused on their clients’ needs will be a great opportunity to build on my transportation, energy, and commercial litigation experience. Having helped clients with resolving issues from coast to coast, I am also looking forward to contributing to Alexander Holburn’s growth across Canada to better serve our clients. ”

“We are fortunate to have Ian join our growing team in the Toronto office,” said Heather Devine, lead Partner in the Toronto office. “His extensive experience dealing with business disputes will be a welcome addition for many of our clients.”

Before joining Alexander Holburn, Breneman practiced at one of Canada’s leading business law firms, where he gained extensive experience in dispute resolution. Prior to that, Ian clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and practiced at a major regional firm in Atlantic Canada.

Managing Partner Christopher Hirst acknowledges the firm’s commitment to growing the Toronto office to better serve the Ontario market across various industry groups.

“As we continue to grow the Toronto office, the firm and our clients will benefit greatly from Ian’s transportation and litigation expertise. Ian will add further bench strength to the firm’s highly regarded transportation and litigation practices.”

Breneman will be based in Alexander Holburn’s Toronto office. To learn more about him please click here.

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