Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: September 25, 2023 update

Four law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: September 25, 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.

KPMG in Canada

Mark Feigenbaum and the Feigenbaum Consulting team have joined the firm to strengthen KPMG's cross-border legal and tax planning services. Feigenbaum is a licensed lawyer with the Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA) Ontario designation. The full-service accounting and law firm he established provides a comprehensive suite of services, including tax planning, compliance and controversy, cross-border estate planning, wills, trusts and litigation.

KPMG in Canada tax partner Frank Giordano said, "By joining forces with Mark and his team, we are uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for personalized professional services, particularly for our Family Office clients with businesses and residences in multiple jurisdictions."

Feigenbaum and his nine-member team will be based in KPMG's Toronto North office.

McMillan LLP

McMillan LLP has welcomed the following new associates:

  • Anna Holota – commercial real estate, financial services (Vancouver)
  • Kyle Smith – capital markets and securities, mergers and acquisitions (Vancouver)
  • Lily Le – business law (Vancouver)
  • Claire Huang – business law (Vancouver)

MD Lawyers

MD Lawyers has welcomed Emily Woods as an associate lawyer. She has articled with a large full-service law firm in London before joining MD Lawyers. Woods' practice will focus on plaintiff personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle collisions, health law, medical negligence, and slip and fall. Woods is also a registered nurse. She obtained her law degree from the Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

The firm has announced that its partner Frank Lavitt received the Government of Manitoba's designation of King's Counsel (KC). He has taught taxation law for the Law Society of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba Law School, the Asper School of Business, the Manitoba Bar Association, and elsewhere in various capacities since 1980. He was also a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba.

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