Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: November 13, 2023 update

Five law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: November 13, 2023 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.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Brian Temins and Samantha Prasad have joined Cassels as partners in the Toronto office. Temins’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, emphasizing growth-oriented businesses. Prasad is experienced in corporate, international, and high-net-worth tax planning.

Managing partner Kristin Taylor said, “This is an exciting move for our firm and, most importantly, our clients who will benefit from Brian and Samantha’s expertise and network. They are outstanding practitioners who enhance our existing team here at Cassels.”

Farris LLP

Thomas Ciz has joined Farris as an associate counsel. Ciz is experienced in taxation and corporate or commercial law. He has previously worked with a national law firm and acted as general counsel for public and private corporations.

Harper Grey LLP

Harper Grey has welcomed Shelley A. Braun as an associate specializing in subrogated and coverage claims practising with the firm’s insurance law group. Braun has over twenty-five years of experience representing clients in litigation, encompassing chambers work, complex multiparty litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, coverage, plaintiff and defendant personal injury, professional liability, employment practices liability, property damage and fire-related losses, arson and fraud defences, and bad faith claims.

Lenczner Slaght

The firm has welcomed Devon Kapoor. Before joining Lenczner Slaght, Kapoor practiced in the New York office of a leading international law firm, where he represented public and private companies, local governments, and individual clients in a wide range of disputes before state and federal courts. He has served as a judicial law clerk to Justice Michael J. Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada and Chief Justice George R. Strathy and Justice Michael H. Tulloch at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

David Choi has joined the firm as a partner in the business law group in Toronto. Choi specializes in corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, corporate governance, financings, and commercial transactions. He has advised clients in various industries, including biotech, energy, mining, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, and financial services.

“David’s broad international expertise will be tremendously valuable for our clients interested in expanding or consolidating their businesses or contemplating a strategic refresh of their long-term business goals,” said Eric Gosselin, partner and national practice group leader for the firm’s business law group.

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