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

Seven firms made new announcements

Roundup of law firm hires, promotions, departures: March 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.

Clark Wilson LLP

Clark Wilson has welcomed Anastasiya Sadovska as an associate in the firm’s family law group. Her practice covers cohabitation agreements, marriage agreements, separation agreements, divorce, spousal support and entitlements, asset and debt division, parenting issues, relocation, and child support.

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

The firm has welcomed Scott Clark as an associate to the infrastructure and projects group ‎in DLA Piper’s Toronto office. Clark’s practice focuses on infrastructure and projects, with experience in commercial strategy, ‎procurement, insurance and privacy law. He previously worked as a legal counsel at an Ontario Crown agency.

Farris LLP

Matthew Lawson has joined Farris as a senior counsel in Kelowna. Lawson specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate commercial law, equity and debt financing, and securities matters.

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Michael Rosen has joined the firm as a partner in the wills and estates practice. Rosen’s expertise covers all areas of estates, trusts, incapacity and charitable giving. He is experienced in the planning and drafting of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, the administration of estates and trusts, business succession planning, and non-profit and charitable giving.

Harper Grey LLP

Harper Grey has welcomed Hamish D. Gray as an associate in the firm’s business law group. Gray specializes in real estate transactions and financing, encompassing commercial leasing, commercial acquisitions and sales, real estate development, construction agreements, commercial financing, residential conveyancing and mortgages.

Lawson Lundell LLP

Lawson Lundell has announced hiring 12 lawyers as part of its merger agreement with Petraroia Langford. The lawyers that have joined Lawson Lundell’s Kelowna landmark office are:

  • Christopher Wiebe – partner, labour, employment & human rights; litigation & dispute resolution
  • Dominic Petraroia, KC – partner, corporate commercial; real estate; estate planning & litigation
  • Peter Macpherson – partner, corporate commercial
  • Ross Langford – partner, corporate commercial; real estate; corporate governance; estate planning & litigation
  • Aaron Dow – partner, corporate commercial; real estate 
  • Dylana Bloor – senior counsel, litigation & dispute resolution 
  • Matt Stainsby – associate; litigation & dispute resolution
  • Mark Johnson – associate, corporate commercial; real estate
  • Baylee Hunt – associate, litigation & dispute resolution
  • Matt Holtzhausen – associate, corporate commercial; real estate; estate planning & litigation
  • Samantha Ferguson – associate, corporate commercial
  • Rob Davis – associate, litigation & dispute resolution

Lawson Lundell has also announced that Colin Luke has joined the firm’s Calgary office. Luke’s practice covers the structuring and implementing of share and asset acquisitions, mergers, financings, and corporate reorganizations.

Pallet Valo LLP

Trevor Moum has joined Pallet Valo’s will, estates, and trusts practice. Moum has acted for clients in estate disputes and multi-day hearings, guardianship applications, breach of trust claims, certificates of pending litigation, contested shareholder agreements, and oppression remedy applications. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners of Canada (STEP) and holds the internationally recognized designation of Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

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