Retirement – The partners of Baker Schneider Ruggiero LLP would like to announce the retirement of founding partner Lewis Baker from the firm, effective as of January 1, 2013. He leaves after more than 50 years in practice with a reputation for his outstanding business sense as evidenced in the creation and guidance of a boutique firm with a broad range of financial and real estate development clients. The partners wish Lewis the best in his future endeavours and retirement.

Name Change – The Partners of Baker Schneider Ruggiero LLP are pleased to announce that the firm has changed its name and will continue to practice as Schneider Ruggiero LLP. Moving forward under its new name and SR Law brand, the firm will continue to focus its practice on all aspects of financial lending and real estate development law.

New Partner – In addition, the partners of Schneider Ruggiero LLP are pleased to announce that Bruce Milburn has been admitted to the partnership effective January 1, 2013. Bruce joined the firm over four years ago after being a partner with a large downtown Toronto firm and practicing in-house with one of Canada’s most recognizable international corporations where he was responsible for a large international real estate portfolio. Bruce will continue his practice representing lenders and real estate developers.