Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: August 21, 2023 update

Five law firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: August 21, 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.

Aird & Berlis LLP

Kazim Agha has joined the firm’s intellectual property group as a partner. Agha is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from McGill University. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in Canada and internationally. He has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations, focusing on those in the chemical, mechanical and medical technology sectors.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

BLG has welcomed Kent Howie as senior counsel in the firm’s corporate and capital markets group. Howie has over 20 years of experience as a business law partner at BLG before he ventured into non-legal roles at the highest levels of the Federal Department of Finance at the beginning of the COVID019 pandemic. Howie’s extensive knowledge spans various domains, including corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, government affairs, public policy and accounting.

National group head of corporate and capital markets Prema Thiele said, “We are thrilled to have Kent Howie return to BLG and our national Corporate and Capital Market team. Kent brings unmatched experience providing strategic advice on high-profile projects and negotiations.”

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

The firm has welcomed seven new associates:

  • Lauren Dinwoodie – commercial and business litigation, construction and infrastructure law
  • Erik Grobler – commercial and business litigation and insurance
  • Sohil Heydari – insurance, employment, and entertainment law
  • Kathryn Irwin – construction and infrastructure, commercial and business litigation, insurance
  • Nicole M. Krige – commercial and business litigation, insurance, estates
  • Harry Meiteen – construction and infrastructure
  • Rachel Poon – infrastructure, commercial and business litigation and insurance

MLT Aikins LLP

MLT Aikins has welcomed Kayla Romanow to the firm’s Regina office. Romanow’s practice encompasses corporate and commercial law, including financial services, mergers and acquisitions and real estate. Romano obtained her law degree from the University of Regina in 2016. She was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2020.

Tory’s LLP

Anjali Navkar has joined the firm as counsel in the tax practice group in Toronto. She has previously articled at Torys and was a tax associate at the firm until 2012. In her new role, Navkar will focus on personal tax planning matters.

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