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Jonathan Kahn

Awards & Recognition

Jonathan is regularly recognized as a leading Canadian environmental lawyer in industry publications including:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Band 1: Environment)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Band 1: Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal Awards 2018 (Environmental Lawyer of the Year)

  • Who's Who Legal: Environment (one of 15 "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" globally in the 2014 and 2015 editions)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2019

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Environment)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2020

  • Lexpert's Report on Business – Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

  • Lexpert's Report on Business – Special Edition on Canada's Leading Mining Lawyers

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Environment Lawyers 2018

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada

Professional Activities

Jonathan is an officer of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law, the first non-American to serve on that organization's Executive Committee. He became a member of that section's Governing Council in 2012 after serving as chair of several substantive committees. In 2011, he was the first non-American to chair the ABA's Annual Conference on Environmental Law.

Jonathan served as chair of the National Environment, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association in 2012-13. He is also a former chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Cross Canada Hot Topics: Ontario Endangered Species Reform
    Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver, B.C., May 2-3, 2019.
  • Speaker: The Changing Face of the Energy Market – A View from Across the Pond
    UK Environmental Law Association, London, U.K., May 9, 2018.
  • Speaker: Natural Resources Exploitation: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
    61st Congress, Union Internationale des Avocats, Toronto, Ontario, October 27-31, 2017.
  • Speaker: Water Regulation Developments in Ontario
    Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Montréal, Quebec, April 27-28, 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1988
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1986
B.A., Tufts University - 1982
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