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  • Alberta
    • MLT Aikins welcomes Molly McIntosh as a new associate lawyer in its Edmonton office. McIntosh practises in litigation, with experience in energy and construction industries as well as insurance matters.

    • Stikeman Elliott welcomes Sony Gill as a partner in the firm's Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions groups in its Calgary office. Gill's practice focuses on public and private company creation, growth, restructuring and value maximization.
    • Fasken welcomes Ken Stewart as counsel to the Real Estate Group in the firm's Calgary office. Stewart practises in commercial real estate and has experience in the oil and gas industry as well as with operational matters related to powerplants, wind farms and processing facilities.
    • 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
    • Trevor Siemens joins Branch MacMaster LLP, practising primarily in the areas of insurance, class action and health litigation.  Siemens articled at Branch MacMaster LLP before joining the firm as an associate.

    • MLT Aikins welcomes two new associate lawyers in its Vancouver office. Steven Meng joins the firm’s corporate finance and securities group, while Alizeh Virani maintains a general employment and civil litigation practice.
    • Miller Titerle + Company welcomes Navnit Duhra to its Business Law and Transactions group. Duhra practises in the areas of banking, real estate and corporate commercial law.
    • Paul Bowes and Victor Harwardt have joined Harper Grey LLP as associate counsel with the firm's business law group. Bowes and Harwardt bring a wealth of experience and will continue to focus their respective practices on public and private companies in the natural resources, technology, biotechnology, financial and health-care sectors.

    • 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
    • MLT Aikins welcomes three new associate lawyers to its Winnipeg office: Cheryl Frost practises in the advocacy department with a particular focus on professional liability defence work; Robley Goff joins the firm's corporate/commercial law team; and Madison Sutherland focuses on insolvency law, pensions and benefits law and Aboriginal law.

    • TDS welcomes Stéphanie Tétreault and Danny Spencer to the partnership. Tétreault’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions. Spencer’s practice covers a broad range of corporate, commercial and transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, the preparation and negotiation of agreements, corporate reorganizations, securities, banking and finance matters.
    • 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
    • The Law Foundation of Ontario announces the appointment of Stephen Thiele to its board of trustees. Thiele is a partner and the director of legal research at Gardiner Roberts LLP, where he has been involved in many high-profile cases and has written extensively on a variety of legal topics.

    • Jonathan Fleisher has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. He is the sole Canadian elected to this year’s class of Regents. Fleisher is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock, where his practice focuses on the commercial finance industry with a particular emphasis on innovative cross-border transactions and equipment and asset finance.

    • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP welcomes Chris N. Hunter, who joins the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in Toronto.
    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Natalie Prange to the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group.
    • 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
    • The Barreau du Québec is pleased to award its Medal, the highest distinction of the order, to Benoît Pelletier. He will officially receive the Medal on Quebec Bar Day on June 11 in Montreal. Pelletier worked at the Department of Justice Canada before joining the Faculty of Civil Law at the University of Ottawa, where he continues to serve as a full professor.


    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announces that it has reached an agreement with the Montréal office of Bretton Woods Law Canada. Effective May 1, 2019, Bretton Woods Canada’s team of four lawyers and an articling student will join DLA Piper Canada’s Montréal office. The firm says Bretton Woods Canada brings a unique blend of capabilities and experience that will bolster its national service offering in the rapidly growing practice area of global compliance, international risk management and corporate investigations. Bretton Woods Canada focused on ethics and compliance, corporate investigations and international business risk.

    • No current news.
  • Saskatchewan
    • MLT Aikins welcomes two new associate lawyers to its Regina office. Teague Pushor maintains a broad litigation practice with a focus on civil, commercial and municipal litigation, while Adam Unick maintains a general corporate commercial practice with a focus on corporate governance, commercial transactions and taxation.
    • No current news.
  • Internatinal
    • 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.