Friday, 18 January 2008 06:15

Managing Partner: Good times for Macleod Dixon

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With strong roots in energy, resources, and mining, it’s a good time for Macleod Dixon LLP. The firm first opened in Calgary in 1912, and now has more than 250 legal professionals in Calgary; Toronto; Caracas, Venezuela; Moscow; Almaty and Atyrau, Kazakhstan; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Worldwide managing partner W.H. (Bill) Tuer says, although times are good for the firm, finding the right talent can still be a challenge. But creativity can go a long way, he adds.

MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP has been around for about 70 years and is one of the largest law firms in Saskatchewan. About six years ago, the firm expanded into Alberta, opening an office in Calgary and in Edmonton in 2006. The firm now has about 90 lawyers in its four offices in Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Calgary. Managing partner Donald K. Wilson chats with Canadian Lawyer about operating in four different hot markets and the challenges of staffing and maintaining MLT values.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_OCT2007_managing-partner.jpgThe lawyers at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP were practising environmental law before it became cool to be green.



Tuesday, 04 September 2007 09:15

Managing partner: Keeping that one-office feel

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_Sept2007_chuck-russell2.jpgMcLennan Ross’ Chuck Russell says having three offices, in Edmonton, Calgary, and Yellowknife, can be expensive, but client bases are expanding and making it worthwhile.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_Aug_2007_backpagea.jpgDanone isn’t used to getting roughed up. The French company is the world’s largest yogurt maker and owns Evian, the world’s best-selling mineral water, too. Then it got the bright idea to invest in China.

Tuesday, 07 August 2007 07:50

Regional Wrap-Up

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The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent 5-4 decision reducing the financial remedy against former Davis & Company partner Robert Strother, but still finding him in a conflict of interest position, was “one judge short of perfect,” says the man at the controversy’s hub.
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 07:36


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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_Aug_2007_legal-ethics.jpgIt won’t be long before Canadians have shares of publicly traded law firms as part of their RRSPs.

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_July07_backpage.gifCanadians have been paying too much for gas," the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives declared this May. The hard-left think-tank released a report with the scholarly title "Gas Price Gouge." You know it's a scientific study because it's jammed with technical jargon like "outrageous," "ridiculous," and "exploiting fear."

b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_July07_tech-support.gifA change is coming. If your firm works for large or medium-sized corporate clients, chances are some will soon be demanding that you submit bills electronically - if they haven't started already. It's called e-billing, and it's the way of the future.


b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_July07_real-estate.gifReal estate lawyers may feel that they have enough to worry about already, but here's one more thing — green buildings. If there were a concept that seems totally benign and positive, you'd say this is it. 


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