Harry Bloomfield QC is a Senior Counsel at Pearl Cohen's New York office. He is a lawyer, business manager, philanthropist, and 5th generation Canadian. Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Bernard Bloomfield and Neri Loewy, Bloomfield was educated at Selwyn House School and Lower Canada College. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1965, a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1968, joined the Barreau du Québec in 1969. Bloomfield received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1971. He is married to Nancy Carolyn Tolchinsky and has three sons: Jonathan, B.A., M.B.A.; Andrew, B.Sc., M.Phil. and a student at the Medical School of Tel Aviv University; and James, B.A.. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel, “One of Her Majesty’s Counsel Learned in the Law”, in 1991.
He was a Director of the Business Development Bank of Canada for 12 years of which 10 as Chairman of the Audit Committee; six years as a Member of the Quebec Securities Commission, now called the Authorité des Marchés Financieres of Québec; Directorships include Banco Commercial Portugues Canada, owned by Sottomayor Bank of Portugal; Heller Financial, now part of GE Canada; Balkan Resources, Genoil Inc.(GNO), British Controlled Oilfields (BCO), Wi2Wi Inc (WYW) and others. He was the Chairman of BJB Wealth Management, a partnership he formed with Bank Julius Baer of Switzerland in 1994 and was its first Chairman. After Harvard he spent 5 years on Wall Street at J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation and later was a Director of several of their Schroder Capital Partners limited partnerships.
As President of the Eldee Foundation of Canada he has originated and contributed gifts to Israel including 18 of the Reshet Amal Vocational Training High Schools in Israel, the Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa, the Bloomfield Children's Science Museum - Museon Ha' Mada - in Jerusalem, the Neri WIZO School in Haifa, forests, reservoirs and the OR Movement's Bloomfield Gateway to the Negev building in conjunction with the JNF/KKL, the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust in partnership with the Technion and the Hebrew University, campus buildings at the Technion (Bloomfield School of Industrial Management), the Hebrew University (Bloomfield Humanities Library), and extensive work and support of the Jerusalem Foundation, Tel Aviv Foundation. As well as many other philanthropic gifts both in Israel and in Canada.
In 1992, he was awarded the rank of Knight of Justice in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. He and Nancy were given Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals in 2012 for their work with of the Humane Society of Canada and other animal welfare activities. In 1998, he became the President of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association, leading a Canadian delegation to the London Conference (2000) and the New Delhi Conference (2002), and later spearheaded an invitation for the world 2006 Conference that was successfully held in Toronto, Canada. As an Honorary Life President of the Canadian Branch he is an Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Branch. Bloomfield, as Managing partner of the law firm of Bloomfield & Avocats, holds the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory peer-ranked rating of AV, the “A” representing the very highest category of legal ability; and the “V” the very highest rating given for general ethical standards.
Harry splits his time between homes in Jerusalemand Montreal.