Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: July 2, 2024 update

Four law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: July 2, 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.

Clark Wilson LLP

Connor Watt has joined the firm as an associate in its commercial real estate law practice group. Watt’s practice covers all stages of a real estate project, including funding projects via lending arrangements, developing property, leasing, acquisitions, and dispositions.


Dentons has welcomed Kate Stevens as a partner in the firm’s corporate group in Calgary. Stevens brings over a decade of experience providing legal services to public issuers and private companies in various transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate reorganizations. Her knowledge also extends to corporate governance, regulatory compliance, continuous disclosure, and other corporate matters.

“Kate is an excellent addition to our national corporate team,” said Leanne Krawchuk, national leader of the corporate group. “Her bold and innovative thinking, coupled with her skills and her team-based approach, will further enhance our team's ability to provide pragmatic solutions to meet our clients' business needs.”

McMillan LLP

McMillan has welcomed Darlene Crimeni as a partner practising litigation and dispute resolution. The firm has also welcomed associates Sarah Stumpf (financial services) and Kritika Sharma (litigation and dispute resolution, employment and labour relations).

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS)

TDS has welcomed the following associates and congratulated them on their call to the bar:

  • Jessie Anton will practice in various areas, including corporate/commercial law, corporate tax law, construction law, and commercial/civil litigation.
  • Julia Beal will be practising in corporate and commercial law.
  • Sipy Brar will be practising in corporate and commercial law.
  • Dion Cheung will practice in various areas, including corporate and commercial, real estate and development, and litigation.
  • Peirce Dickson will be practising litigation and dispute resolution in the tax audit, appeals and collection processes.
  • Heather Hughes will practice in the areas of intellectual property, wills and estates, and corporate and commercial law.
  • Sonya Mann will practice corporate and commercial law, focusing on financing and secured lending transactions.
  • Noah Soenen will be practising in corporate and commercial law.

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