Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP is one of Canada’s most respected law firms. We are distinguished by the excellence of our work. We deliver high-quality advocacy in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
We represent a wide variety of clients, including individuals, trade unions, professional organizations, businesses and not-for-profit organizations in all types of civil and commercial disputes, at all levels of the courts, and before various administrative boards and tribunals.
Our lawyers are continuously innovating and shaping the law. One of the secrets of our success is our zealous legal research team dedicated to assisting the firm’s litigators with all of their research, legal writing and litigation support needs. SGM's lawyers speak frequently at seminars and conferences. Many of our lawyers have taught courses at various law schools, and we write and publish extensively within our areas of expertise.
We excel in labour law disputes, complex civil and criminal appeals, public interest and Charter of Rights litigation, pensions and employee benefits cases, and administrative and human rights law. We have been involved in many of the leading cases in our practice areas before a variety of administrative tribunals, and at all levels of the Ontario and Federal courts and the Supreme Court of Canada.
In our labour law practice, SGM represents a wide variety of trade unions in both the private and broader public sectors, as well as a variety of employee and professional associations and labour federations. Our trade union clients represent tens of thousands of employees in all kinds of workplaces across Ontario.
Our administrative law expertise includes professional regulation and discipline proceedings, human rights, environmental proceedings, judicial review, public inquiries and Coroner’s inquests.
Our civil litigation expertise includes negligence claims, contractual disputes, defamation claims, professional liability and discipline matters, environmental litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation, claims of breach of fiduciary duties and a wide variety of employment matters including wrongful dismissal claims. We also represent clients in a variety of employment-related class actions.
Our criminal defence lawyers represent individuals in all types of criminal law and quasi-criminal law cases at all levels of the courts.
We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in a welcoming and accessible environment. We also believe that the practice of law presents unique opportunities to serve the community. The firm is actively engaged in pro bono service across all of its practice groups, serving a wide array of individuals, public advocacy organizations and not-for-profit entities. Our pro bono work has included accepting briefs on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Criminal Lawyer's Association, the Canadian Conference of the Arts, welfare rights coalitions, poverty law coalitions, environmental groups, and equality-seeking groups.
SGM has offices in Toronto and Ottawa and provides services to its clients in both English and French.