To submit Moves and Shakes information please email Jennifer Brown: jen.brown@tr.com

 

We’ve been warming the bench for almost 30 years.

Dickson Appell LLP congratulates our esteemed partner, E. Llana Nakonechny, on her appointment to the Superior Court of Justice at Toronto. Llana is the 6th partner of the firm to be called to the bench since its inception in 1983. 

Llana had a well-regarded practice in family and estates law. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1988, she received her LL.B from the University of Ottawa and her LL.M from the University of Essex, U.K. She taught at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, sat on the boards of LEAF and Casey House, and was deeply involved with the arts.

She will bring her compassion, expertise and wit to the Bench.

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  • Alberta
    • Miller Thomson LLP announces that Stephen Mulrain, Civil Litigation, has joined the firm as an associate in Calgary.
    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announces that Patrick Burgess has joined the firm's Calgary office as a senior energy counsel.
    • Fasken welcomes partner Michael Wolpert to the Pensions and Benefits Group. Wolpert practises exclusively in pensions and benefits law, providing strategic advice and counsel on legal, legislative and regulatory issues for retirement plans, employment benefits and related human resource matters to public and private sector clients.
    • DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Jonathan Fraser to the firm’s Edmonton office as an associate in the Corporate group.
    • Diamond and Diamond Lawyers has announced the addition of Basil Bansal, who will lead its Edmonton office.
    • 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
    • Fasken has promoted the following associates, who will become partners effective Feb. 1: Tariq Ahmed, Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Annie Chen, Trusts, Wills, Estates & Charities; Jon Conlin, Technology; and Samuel Li, Securities/M&A. All are based i the firm's Vancouver office.


    • Harper Grey welcomes Michael Kennedy as associate counsel in its Business Law Group.
    • Scott Marcinkow andJoel Morris have joined the partnership of Harper Grey LLP.
    • Lawson Lundell welcomes Ryan Berger as a partner in its Labour & Employment and Privacy Groups based in the firm's Vancouver office.
    • 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 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
    • Miller Thomson LLP announces that James Zibarras, Litigation, and Louis Amato-Gauci, Business Law, have joined the firm as partners in Toronto. The firm also announces the following new associates in Toronto: Rachel Migicovsky, Litigation; Jaspal Sangha, Litigation; Christine Morano, Administrative Specialties; Sasha Segal, Administrative Specialties; and Jaclyne Reive, Business Law.
       

       

    • The University of the West Indies will host its 10th annual Toronto Gala on Saturday, April 6 at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, honouring leaders of Caribbean and Canadian heritage. Justice Gregory Regis, former regional senior judge from the Ontario Court of Justice and a distinguished professor at Ryerson University, is one of three leaders who will receive the Vice Chancellor’s Award. This award is presented to individuals of Caribbean-Canadian heritage who have attained success in their field of endeavours.

    • Shaun O'Brien, general counsel and executive director at Women's Legal Education and Action Fund, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. She replaces Justice C.T. Hackland, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Oct. 28, 2018.
    • William S. Chalmers, managing partner at Hughes Amys LLP, has been appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. He replaces Justice S.R. Goodman, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Oct. 22, 2018.
    • Fasken has promoted the following associates, who will become partners effective Feb. 1: Dylan Chochla, Insolvency & Restructuring; Jesse Harper, Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Simon Hitchens, Intellectual Property; Janet Howard, Business Law; Zohar Levy, Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Nicole Park, Business Law; Laurie Turner, Business Law; and Jonathan Wansbrough, Litigation & Dispute Resolution. They will be based in the firm's Toronto office. Julia Kennedy, Business Law, has also been named a partner. She will be based in the firm's Ottawa office.

    • Baker McKenzie has elected Jordan Kirkness as a new partner in its Employment & Compensation group in Toronto. The election was effective Jan. 1.


    • Whaley Estate Litigation Partners welcomes Marian Passmore to its firm as an estate litigation lawyer. Prior to joining WEL Partners, Passmore worked for almost 10 years in the not-for-profit sector advocating on behalf of financial consumers.
    • Fasken welcomes Gordon Raman as a partner in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisition Group.
    • Pallett Valo LLP announces that it has joined Geneva Group International, the global alliance of independent professional firms. This alliance covers organizations in the audit, tax, legal and advisory fields and offers Pallett Valo the opportunity to expand its footprint internationally.

    • 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 the firm as a partner in the Capital Markets Group. Adria 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 the firm as a Partner in the Financial Services Group. Kathryn 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 that Antonella Penta will join the firm as a new partner in the Corporate/Commercial Law group at its Montréal office.
    • Fasken has promoted the following associates, who will become partners effective Feb. 1: Vincent Cérat Lagana, Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Johann Gest, Intellectual Property; Joanie Lapalme, Intellectual Property; and Christine Provencher, Litigation & Dispute Resolution. They will be based in the firm's Montreal office.
    • BCF has expanded into the European market with a new Paris branch, BCF Global.


    • Leonard Gold has joined Fasken as strategic advisor for the firm’s U.S. committee. He is recognized as a cross-border “corporate cupid” connecting a vast array of U.S. and Canadian enterprises.
    • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP announces that Stéphane Eljarrat is joining the firm as a partner in its National Litigation Group and will be based in the firm's Montréal and Toronto offices.
    • No current news.
  • Saskatchewan
    • No current news.
  • Internatinal
    • Reed Smith announces that commodities lawyer Kirsten Polyansky has joined the firm’s expanding Houston office as a partner in the Energy and Natural Resources group.
    • Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP announces that it has admitted Caroline Cherkassky, formerly senior counsel, as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice.
    • The Law Office of Robert M. Helfend announces that Harvard Law student Kiah Duggins has won the 2019 Robert M. Helfend Criminal Defense Scholarship. The award is given annually to a law school student who is pursuing a career in criminal defence and demonstrates the selflessness, hard work and dedication it requires to succeed in the field.



    • Steptoe & Johnson LLP announces that Scott Fisher has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner.
    • 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.