Until recently, Les Viner was the Managing Partner of the firm for more than two decades and, before that, was a transaction lawyer. As a lawyer, CPA and seasoned business leader, Les continues to contribute to the leadership of the firm and advises families, corporations and other organizations in matters of strategy, governance, project execution and dispute resolution.
Les practised accountancy with KPMG Peat Marwick Thorne in Calgary, Alberta, obtaining his Chartered Accountant professional designation in 1979. He practised corporate, securities and natural resources law with Macleod Dixon in Calgary from 1982 to 1986, and international corporate and finance law with Allen & Overy in London, England, from 1986 to 1987. He joined Torys in June 1987.