McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Honoured As "Rising Stars" By Lexpert
November 13, 2009
Catherine M. Samuel
Lexpert created the Rising Stars Awards to pay tribute to Canada's leading lawyers and corporate counsel under 40, from law firms and in-house legal departments.
Catherine Samuel is a partner in the Business Law Group and Technology Group in Calgary. Her practice is broadly based, with an emphasis on complex mergers & acquisitions and commercial transactions, including outsourcing.
"I am very grateful to McCarthy Tétrault for helping me achieve this honour," Ms. Samuel said. "This firm provides unparalleled opportunities for young lawyers like me to build great careers and to participate in a meaningful way in the firm’s growth and success. I am also thankful to my clients, who have always encouraged me with their confidence, trust and loyalty."
Ms. Samuel participates in the National Diversity Committee's Business Development subgroup, the Professional Resources Committee, and the Recruiting Committee. Ms. Samuel received her LLB (with Distinction) in 1998 from the University of Saskatchewan, where she was a recipient of the Law Society of Saskatchewan Prize in Professional Responsibility and the Canadian Petroleum Law Foundation Prize in Natural Resources Law. She was called to the Alberta bar in 1999, and the British Columbia bar in 2004.
Michael Urbani is a partner in the Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions and involves acting for private and public entities and investment dealers in public and private offerings of securities. He has significant expertise in offerings into the United States and has a significant mergers & acquisitions practice involving public corporations.
"I am thrilled that Lexpert is honouring me and McCarthy Tétrault with this award," Mr. Urbani said. "It’s a great tribute to the challenging and fulfilling career I have been able to build at McCarthy Tétrault, the tremendous and unstinting support of all my colleagues at this firm, and the clients I have been privileged to serve."
Mr. Urbani participates in the leadership of the firm’s capital markets practice initiatives and has co-chaired the Recruiting Committee in the Vancouver office for the past five years. He received his LLB from the University of Victoria in 1996 and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1997.
"By engaging fully in the firm and contributing to its success and the success of our clients, Catherine and Michael are excellent role models," said W. Iain Scott, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault. "They are also a testament to our commitment to providing and supporting opportunities for professional growth to our lawyers."
About McCarthy Tétrault
McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm is well-established in major commercial centres across Canada and in London, UK.
Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.
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