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  • Alberta
    • John Cassell was named a partner in the intellectual property practice of Norton Rose Fulbright's Calgary office, along with Matthew Longstaff, banking and finance, and Lincoln Mitchell, corporate, M&A and securities group.
  • British Columbia
    • Lawson Lundell LLP welcomes new partner Carolyn Simpson to its Corporate Commercial group; associate Jeffrey Hernaez to its Civil Litigation group; associate Max Rudakov to its Corporate Commercial group; associate Kayli Clark to its Tax Group; and associate Jisoo Vis to its Corporate Commercial and China Initiative Groups. All will be based in Vancouver.

    • Miller Titerle + Company welcomes Connor Levy to its Employment Law group. Levy practises in the areas of labour, employment, privacy, human rights and workers’ compensation matters.


    • Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP has announced the addition of Patricia Gallivan who practises in all areas of labour and employment, including collective bargaining and advocacy on behalf of employers at labour arbitrations, provincial and federal labour relations boards and human rights tribunals.

    • Roper Greyell LLP has announced the appointment of Maggie Campbell and Mike Hamata as new partners of the firm, practising in all areas of employment and labour law.

    • Lawson Lundell LLP is welcoming Laura Duke and Toby Kruger to the partnership. Duke and Kruger are part of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in the firm's Vancouver and Yellowknife offices.
    • Pulver Crawford Munroe LLP is welcoming Peter Sheen, Susan Arnold and Marcia McNeil, formerly of Sheen Arnold McNeil LLP and leading practitioners in labour, employment and human rights law. Arnold and Sheen will join the firm`s Vancouver office and McNeil will lead the firm`s Victoria office.
    • Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP has announced Claire Immega and Darren Stewart have been made partners in the firm's Vancouver office. 
  • Manitoba
    • Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP welcome new associates Kosta Vartsakis, Kevin BruceTanci Smart-Carvalho, Erin Zorde, Mitch Billinkoff and Michael Zacharias
    • Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP welcomes Bruce Taylor to the firm. Taylor practises in the areas of financial services, corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency and bankruptcy law.
    • The Appraisal Institute of Canada has recognized Antoine Hacault, a partner at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman, for his outstanding contribution, commitment and leadership in the advancement of the valuation profession in Canada. He is now one of a few select lawyers in Canada with the designation AAIC (Hon.)
    • MLT Aikins LLP has announced that Brent Mielke has joined the firm as a partner in the Edmonton office. Mielke's practice focuses on construction law, builder’s liens, creditors’ remedies, commercial lease disputes and civil litigation.
    • Fillmore Riley LLP has announced Iain McDonald has joined the partnership. McDonald practises primarily in corporate commercial with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions and M&A.
  • New Brunswick
    • No current news.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • No current news.
  • Northwest Territories
    • No current news.
  • Nova Scotia
    • No current news.
  • Nunavut
    • No current news.
  • Ontario
    • WeirFoulds LLP welcomes partner Daniel H. Thomson to the firm’s Financial Services and Corporate Practice Groups. His practice focuses on banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate/commercial transactions.

    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Josh Freedman to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the Corporate Group.
    • LEAF welcomes Megan Stephens as its next executive director and general counsel. Stephens clerked first at the Ontario Court of Appeal and for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2003 and spent more than a decade as Crown counsel, with special expertise in appellate cases involving sex work, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Josh Freedman to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the Corporate Group. Freedman has a corporate commercial practice with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law matters. He joins DLA Piper after working in the Toronto office of a prominent global firm, where he summered and articled.
    • Neill Kalvin and Zale Skolnik have joined the firm’s Real Estate Group. Kalvin joins Aird & Berlis as a partner, where he brings extensive expertise to clients engaged in negotiating and structuring complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, development, joint ventures and limited partnerships. He has advised on several billion dollars’ worth of real estate transactions for a variety of real estate investment portfolios. Skolnik joins the firm as an associate. Zale advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate law, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing and development.
    • Adria Leung Lim has joined Aird & Berlis as a partner in the Capital Markets Group. Leung Lim is skilled at executing corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions for both public and private issuers and investment dealers. She also advises on general securities compliance matters, such as corporate governance, continuous disclosure and other regulatory matters.
    • Kathryn Esaw joined Aird & Berlis LLP as a partner in the Financial Services Group. Esaw provides practical legal advice on a broad range of insolvency and restructuring matters. She was recently recognized as a Rising Star in Restructuring and Insolvency in the International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2019.

    • Maggie Bassani joined Aird & Berlis LLP as a partner in the Municipal & Land Use Planning Group, where she will advise clients on land use planning and development matters.
    • DLA Piper LLP has announced four new additions to the partnership. Ryan Campbell has been practising employment law in the Toronto office since joining the firm in 2015. Andrew McFarlane practises financial services and corporate/commercial law in the Toronto office. Stephen Morris practises real estate law out of the Toronto office. David Spratley's practice focuses on intellectual property, information technology and privacy and e-commerce issues and Spratley works out of the Vancouver office. 
    • Dickinson Wright LLP has announced that Mordy Mednick has been elected as a member of the firm, practising out of the firm's Toronto office.
  • Prince Edward Island
    • No current news.
  • Quebec
    • Fasken announces the arrival of Gilles Leclerc as counsel, leader of Securities Knowledge Management, as part of the Corporate/Commercial Law group. He will be based in the firm's Montreal office.

    • Dunton Rainville announces that Pierre St-Onge has been appointed judge of the Tribunal administratif du travail. He will assume his new position on June 10. For the last 20 years, St-Onge has focused his practice on labour relations, occupational health and safety and administrative law.

    • No current news.
  • Saskatchewan
    • MLT Aikins LLP announces that Shane Buchanan and Marek Coutu have joined the firm as associate lawyers in its Saskatoon office following their 2019 call to the Saskatchewan bar. Buchanan maintains a general labour and employment practice, while Coutu maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on commercial litigation, construction disputes and insolvency and restructuring.


    • No current news.
  • Internatinal
    • CKR Law LLP announces the recent expansion of its Miami office. Partners Edgar J. Asebey, Laline Concepcion-Veloso, Manjit Gill, Salvador C. Orofino, Javier J. Rodriguez and Xavier L. Suarez have joined CKR Law in Miami to augment the firm’s platform for serving clients in the areas of data privacy, cyber-risk, corporate, litigation, cross-border transactions, regulatory law, securities, immigration, family law and real estate and tax.
    • Stikeman Elliott LLP has announced Quentin Markin, co-head of the firm's global mining group, has returned his practice to the firm's office in Sydney, Australia.