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Jonathan W. Kahn

Awards & Recognition

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

  • The 2022 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Band 1)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2006-2022

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2021 (Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Climate Change and Environment)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Band 1)

  • The 2021 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Energy 2021

  • Lexpert Special Edition Mining 2021

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Most Frequently Recommended)

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Global Elite - 2018-2020

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

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

  • Euromoney LMG's Guide to the World's Leading Environment Lawyers 2018

Professional Activities

Jonathan is chair-elect 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.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1988
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1986
B.A., Tufts University - 1982
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