Lenard Sali


Senior Counsel


Len’s practice is focused on commercial, energy and securities litigation. He also has significant legal expertise related to telecommunications, oil and gas, dispute resolution, and directors’ and officers’ liability. 

He has extensive experience representing overseas clients and working with U.S.-based counsel.

Len regularly appears before Alberta courts, regulatory boards and tribunals, including the Energy Resources Conservation Board. He has also made numerous appearances before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Len was appointed to the Queen’s Counsel in 1989.


  • Acted as lead counsel in disputes on behalf of corporations that include: BP Energy, ATCO Electric, Shore Gold, Enerplus Corporation, Paramount Energy Trust, Shell Canada, Suncor Energy, and South Yukon Forest Corporation

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Director and Officer Liability; Energy Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Oil and Gas Law).
  • Recognized in the 2019 and 2018 editions of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Litigation – General Commercial). Also recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions for Dispute Resolution – Alberta.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation: Corporate Commercial).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of The Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada (Litigation: Corporate Commercial).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of The Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition — Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2012) of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Litigation Star” (General Commercial, Energy/Resources, Securities).
  • Appointed as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the Litigation Counsel of America. (Fellowships in these honorary societies of trial lawyers are reserved for less than one per cent of all practising lawyers of any state or province.)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 1973
  • Manitoba, 1972
  • Saskatchewan, 1968
  • LLB, University of Saskatchewan, 1967