Breanne Nicholson|Jan 15, 2013
Citizens in rural Manitoba will have more access to legal services with the merger of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP and Christianson Law announced yesterday.
The merger of the Manitoba regional firm and Christianson will enable TDS Law to expand its services across the region and provide Christianson clients with a broader range of legal services. The merger plan has been underway since last April and includes two lawyers — Barney Christianson and Lucy Kinnear — and nine support staff from Christianson who will be joining TDS’ 75 lawyers.
“In the past, if I’ve had a client with a tax issue, I’ve had to simply tell them ‘Drive away, go into Winnipeg and see if you can find somebody,’” says Christianson, managing partner of Christianson Law. “Now I’ll simply make a phone call and my client will get a meeting with a tax lawyer here, just as if the lawyer was across the hall.”