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Allan Ritchie, B.A., J.D., LL.M. (Tax), M.B.A., C.S., C.F., ICD.D
Managing Partner

Allan Ritchie oversees a broad business law practice covering all aspects of corporate law, taxation, mergers & acquisitions, finance, real estate, as well as wealth management and succession planning. He is the Managing Partner of Loopstra Nixon LLP and Global Chairman of LawExchange International, a network of over 2,000 lawyers in 34 offices around the world.

Allan is a trusted advisor to many of Canada's most successful multi-generational entrepreneurial families as well as general corporate counsel to some of Canada's largest privately held businesses. He is sought after by financial institutions to lead their cross-border initiatives and is a go-to counsel for international private capital players making acquisitions in the US and Canada.  

Allan has received numerous accolades for his work in both Canada and the U.S. In 2020, he was awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s Lauren Rachlin Award for Excellence in International Business Law as well as being named to the Buffalo Law Journal's ‘Legal Elite’ list of the most influential lawyers in Western New York. He has been frequently listed among Lexpert Magazine's leading Corporate & Finance Lawyers in Canada and in 2020 was named to Canada's Legal Top 40 Under 40.

Allan serves on the boards of directors IMPACT, (a Nobel Prize nominated non-governmental organization dedicated to improving how natural resources are managed in areas where security and human rights are at risk) as well as one of Canada's largest family owned retailers. He is also frequent speaker on matters of law firm management, strategy and talent development. 

Allan is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, University of Toronto Law School, Osgoode Hall, Queen's University and Ryerson University

Representative Client Work

Education & Designations

B.A. (Psychology) - Queen’s University
J.D. University of Toronto Law School

General Management Program (GMP30) Harvard Business School
A.L.P. Harvard Law School
C.F. (CPA Canada), Ceritfied Specialist in Corporate Finance
LL.M. (Tax) Osgoode Hall Law School
M.B.A. (International Business) Ryerson University

D.E.P. Rotman School of Management (University  of Toronto)
ICD.D Institute of Corporate Directors
C.S. Certified Specialist in Corporate & Commercial Law, LSUC
C.S.C., C.P.H., C.C.O. Canadian Securities Institute

Legal Qualifications, Bar Admissions and Memberships

Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario
Foreign Legal Consultant (US Law), Law Society of Upper Canada
Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York
Attorney, United States Supreme Court
Attorney, United States Court of International Trade
Attorney, United States Tax Court (D.C.)
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
International Bar Association, Law Practice Management Committtee

Recent Conferences, Speaking Engagements and Awards