Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: April 8 2024 update

Six law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: April 8 2024 update

Welcome to this week’s roundup of movements among major law firms, in which we sum up significant hires, promotions, departures, and other announcements.

Aird & Berlis LLP

The firm has welcomed a team of lawyers led by Jason Madden and Alexandria Winterburn, including Alissa Saieva-Finnie, Ethan Guthro and Erika Voaklander. The team joined the firm as part of a newly created indigenous practice group that supports and advises clients in navigating modern Aboriginal law across Canada, from ensuring consultation obligations owing to Indigenous peoples are met to implementing equity, partnership and business arrangements that advance reconciliation.

The firm has also welcomed Kate Findlay, Andrew Skinner, Kyle Spampinato and Benji Wiseman. Findlay is a partner and member of the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution group. Skinner is a partner and member of the firm’s real estate group. Spampinato is an associate and member of the firm’s tax and tax controversy/tax litigation groups. Wiseman is an associate and member of the firm's real estate group.

Fillmore Riley LLP

Fillmore Riley has welcomed Fred Thiessen and Tamara Reimer to the firm’s employment and labour practice.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Tax advisor Drew Morier has joined McCarthy Tétrault’s national tax group. He will be based in Toronto and Calgary. Morier has over 20 years of experience advising on cross-border M&A, financing, corporate reorganization and restructuring transactions.

“With tax laws across the globe being inherently complex and constantly evolving, clients need access to strategic counsel who can help them stay competitive,” said Raj Juneja, co-head of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Tax Group. “Drew has built a strong reputation among Canada’s leading international tax planning experts. He is the perfect complement to our already market-leading national tax practice. We are thrilled to have him join our firm.”

McInnes Cooper

Peter Claman has joined the firm’s real estate group as counsel. He worked as a sole practitioner at Claman Law for over 30 years and has represented owners, purchasers, developers and lenders in large commercial real estate transactions, including the purchase of Mic Mac Mall and the development of the Nova Centre.

“Peter is a highly respected lawyer with an impressive background in commercial real estate. This move is mutually beneficial, reinforcing our shared commitment to providing excellent service to our clients,” said Kevin Kiley, McInnes Cooper’s managing partner. “We’re thrilled to have Peter join our team.”

MLT Aikins LLP

MLT Aikins has welcomed Katerina Maragos to the firm’s Calgary office. She maintains a general corporate or commercial practice with a particular focus on Indigenous clients. She advises Indigenous clients across various sectors, including energy and transmission, land development and financing on First Nations lands, share and asset transactions, limited partnerships and joint ventures, economic development, strategic policy and governance.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The firm has welcomed back Stéphane Eljarrat to its national litigation practice group. Eljarrat specializes in criminal investigations and proceedings brought under competition, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and other federal legislation. He serves as the North American regional representative of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association.

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