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ALBERTA

• Vogel LLP welcomes Norm Machida to the firm as counsel. Machida will bring his expertise in complicated litigation.

• Field Law welcomes new associates Katherine Rubin, Tim Bailey, and Jenna Kirk. Rubin joins the business law group. Bailey joins the intellectual property and technology group. Kirk joins the business immigration practice area and labour & employment group.

• Dentons Canada LLP announces their new partner Craig Hill to its real estate group in the Calgary office.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

• ​Magellan Law Group LLP welcomes senior associates James J. D. Wagner and Karen P. Maki to the firm. Wagner will join the intellectual property group while Maki joins the civil litigation group. Magellan also congratulates Karen Fruitman on having been called to the BC Bar.

• Hammerberg Lawyers welcomes Adrienne Murray to the firm. Murray will be joining the strata property group.

• Alex A. Shorten has become president of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. Shorten was previously a sole practitioner specializing in business law, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, forestry, and construction law.

• Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP announces their new partner David Redford to its mining group in Vancouver.

MANITOBA

• Fillmore Riley LLP announce their new associates Kathryn Hordienko and Sarah Thurmeier. Hordienko will practise primarily in the areas of employment and labour law and civil litigation. Thurmeier will practise in family law.

• Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP and Christianson TDS welcome Hope M. Buset to the firm.

NEW BRUNSWICK

• After more than 22 years with the Moncton office of Stewart McKelvey, and after having worked approximately one year in the role as part-time in-house counsel for a local real estate development firm, John Eric Pöllabauer has announced he resumed the practice of law with the Moncton law firm of Bingham Law Droit.

• Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce that the following articling clerks are joining the firm subsequent to being called to the bar: Renée Fontaine (Moncton), Sarah Almon (Saint John), Julia Parent (Saint John), Lara MacDougall (Fredericton), and Sheila LanctÙt (Fredericton).

• Five associates are joining the partnership of Cox & Palmer: Trisha Gallant-LeBlanc, Stephen J. Hill, Paul J. White, Isabelle C. Moreau, Michael A. Gillis.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

• Cox & Palmer announced Darren O’Keefe and William Cahill have been made partners of the St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador office effective Jan. 1.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

• Lawson Lundell LLP announces the following new associate: In Yellowknife, Glen Rutland (litigation), who was with the Department of Justice of the NWT.

• Karan M. Shaner has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), replacing Justice D.M. Cooper, who resigned as of March 3, 2011. Shaner joined the province's ministry of justice in 1996 and was most recently its assistant deputy minister.

• Associate Malinda A. Kellett has joined Lawson Lundell's corporate and commercial group.

• Gerald Stang and the Peterson Stang corporate department will be joining the Field Law offices in Yellowknife in August.

NOVA SCOTIA

• William Lahey has been appointed chair of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Lahey was formerly vice chair for the NSHRF, and is an associate professor at Schulich School of Law.

• Daniel MacRury has been appointed a judge of the provincial and family court in Nova Scotia (Halifax). MacRury was previously the chief Crown attorney with the Public Prosecution Service in Cape Breton.

• The Public Prosecution Service has appointed Scott Hughes as Crown attorney in Yarmouth and Brian Cox as Crown attorney in Halifax.

NUNAVUT

• Colleen Stockley has been appointed deputy minister of health and Elizabeth A. L. Sanderson has been appointed deputy minister of justice in Nunavut. Stockley was previously the assistant deputy minister (acting) of the professional services branch of the Department of Health and Community Services in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sanderson was previously the assistant deputy attorney general, aboriginal affairs portfolio with Canada's Department of Justice.

• Former Ontario Securities Commission chair Edward Waitzer, director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business at York University as well as a former chair at Stikeman Elliot, will be replacing Philip Olsson as chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

ONTARIO

• Brauti Thorning Zibarras LLP welcomes new partner Kathryn Hendrikx to the firm.

• Timothy Ho has joined Hodgson Russ as a senior associate, previously of Latham & Watkins in New York City.

• Borden Ladner Gervais LLP announces that Clifford Hart has joined the firm as partner. Hart will join the labour and employment group.

• Borden Ladner Gervais LLP welcomes Michael Burns to the firm. Burns joins the securities, capital markets, and public companies group.

• Davis LLP welcomes Andrew McFarlane to the firm.

• Fasken Martineau announces Patrick McCann has joined the firm as counsel. McCann will join the litigation & dispute resolution group.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

• Cox & Palmer's Summerside office welcomes David Hammond, QC, to the firm as counsel. Hammond has practiced law in Summerside for 38 years as a sole practitioner, with a focus on real estate, corporate commercial, financial services, banking & insolvency, estates & trusts, criminal, and litigation. The Summerside office also welcomes associate lawyer Daniel Kutcher, who practiced law with the firm in St. John’s before recently moving with his family to Summerside. Kutcher has a general practice that emphasizes the importance of open and positive relationship building with clients.

• Stephen Carpenter has been named the newest partner at Stewart McKelvey's Charlottetown office. The employment lawyer counts among his clients a range of employers across various industries, as well as organizations in the insurance, education and health sectors.

• Tracey L. Clements, Sherry E. Gillis, and Kim M. McNeill have each been designated Queen's Counsel.

QUEBEC

• Sandra Blanchard, Alain Brillon, and Maryse Brouillette have been appointed judges to the Court of Quebec. Blanchard was previously the deputy chief prosecutor. Brillon was previously counsel with expert services and mediation of the Superior Court. Brouillette previously practiced at Community Legal Centre Mauricie-Bois-Francs.

• McCarthy Tétrault welcomes new partner Nicolas Cloutier to the firm. Cloutier will be joining the firm’s tax group.

SASKATCHEWAN

• Carolyn T. Cyfra recently signed the rolls in Regina and began her career as an associate with Robertson Stromberg LLP. Cyfra earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. Cyfra earned her Juris Doctorate of Law from U of S.

INTERNATIONAL

• Securities lawyer Scott D. Fisher has joined the New York office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP’s as a partner. He was previously a Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Last updated: September 16, 2014

 

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