Leah Tolton has joined Bennett Jones as a partner in Edmonton. She has 30 years of experience advising family-owned enterprises and corporate clients as they transition through every stage of their business. She represents clients in the oilfield services, heavy construction, waste management, hospitality and real estate industries.
Leah's practice focuses on ultra high net worth families and their companies, family-owned businesses and their owners and boards of directors. She advises clients, including family-owned businesses, on strategic planning, succession planning, risk management, governance, mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions. Leah is routinely involved in the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and she also advises clients in lending transactions.
"Family-owned enterprises are the backbone of the business community in Edmonton," says Leah. "I look forward to broadening my opportunities to work with family-owned enterprises at Bennett Jones and to providing an even higher level of service to clients."
Leah is a long-time mentor of young women lawyers. She led the women's mentorship committee at her previous firm and was a mentor in Deloitte's Women Initiative Leadership Learning program. In the community, Leah has served as president of Edmonton Women’s Shelter, a board member of the Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre and president of the Association for Corporate Growth, Edmonton.
An avid speaker, Leah has presented at legal and business events on topics such as how to avoid disputes, converting employees to owners, and collaborative business ventures between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups.
About Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones is one of Canada’s premier business law firms and home to 500 lawyers and business advisors. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise businesses and investors with Canadian ventures and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world. Serving clients since 1922, we are proud to be the firm that businesses trust with their most complex legal matters.