• Brett Code joins TingleMerrett LLP as senior counsel. Code will practice as an independent arbitrator, mediator, and senior advisor in dispute resolution, specializing in corporate, commercial, and securities law matters.
• 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.
• Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP welcomes Laura West, Andrea Kastanis, and Enzo Carotenuto to the firm. West joins the firm’s wealth preservation group as a partner. Kastanis joins the dispute resolution and litigation group as an associate. Carotenuto will oversee all of the firm's information systems.
• Clark Wilson LLP announces Andrew Dixon as an associate in the firm. Dixon will join the firm’s labour & employment, intellectual property and insurance groups.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Norton Rose Fulbright welcomes Stephen Whitney, previously of BlackBerry. Whitney joins the technology and innovation team.
• Chernos Flaherty Svonkin LLP announces that Andrew Finkelstein has joined the firm as partner and will continue his litigation practice focusing on corporate/commercial, environmental and employment litigation, shareholder disputes and oppression claims, and administrative law.
• Cassels Brock is proud to announce that Jason Bullen has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Canada.
• Cassels Brock welcomes David Wingfield to the firm.
• The Advocates’ Society is pleased to announce that The Advocates’ Society Medal was awarded to Philippa G. Samworth.
• Borden Ladner Gervais LLP partner Guy Pratte was awarded the St. Yves Medal by Pro Bono Québec for his commitment to providing pro bono services.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 30, 2014