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2009 McCarthy Tétrault News



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Lexpert Guide Lists More McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Than Any Other Law Firm

DATE

December 17, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Thomas B. Akin
Philippe H. Bélanger
Yves Bériault
Robert Cooper
Neil Finkelstein
Thomas G. Heintzman
Donald B. Houston
Randal T. Hughes
Edwin G. Kroft
Andrew Matheson
Kevin P. McElcheran
F. Paul Morrison
Simon V. Potter
Emmanuelle Poupart
R. Paul Steep
Chantal C. Tremblay
Sylvain A. Vauclair


Toronto, December 17, 2009 — The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2009), a leading source of information for US attorneys or companies seeking a Canadian lawyer or law firm, has selected 16 McCarthy Tétrault litigators for its list – more than any other law firm. The Guide also lists more lawyers from McCarthy Tétrault in competition law, insolvency and cross-border restructuring and corporate tax litigation than any other Canadian firm.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Best Law Firm Award for Banking and Finance in Canada

DATE

December 9, 2009


Toronto, December 9, 2009Corporate INTL Magazine has honoured McCarthy Tétrault with its "Best Law Firm in Canada for Banking & Finance Work 2009" Award. The award is one of this leading publication’s inaugural 2009 International Legal Awards for Practice Excellence.

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McCarthy Tétrault Announces New Regional Managing Partner in Québec
Kim Thomassin takes on the lead role in the firm’s Montréal and Québec City offices

DATE

December 8, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Kim Thomassin


Montréal, December 8, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Kim Thomassin will become the firm’s Regional Managing Partner, Québec Region — succeeding Marc-André Blanchard, who was recently appointed Chair and CEO. Both take on their new roles on January 1, 2010.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Among WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

DATE

November 30, 2009


Toronto, November 30, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault partners Barbara Boake and Gabrielle Richards are recipients of the prestigious Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2009 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards, which will be presented at a gala event tonight in Toronto.

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Leonard T. Doust, QC Honoured With Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award

DATE

November 27, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Leonard T. Doust


Vancouver, November 27, 2009 — The Vancouver Bar Association presented Leonard T. Doust, QC, Counsel to McCarthy Tétrault, with the Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award last night at its Annual General Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This prestigious annual award was launched in 2007 to recognize a member of the legal profession in British Columbia who has been an outstanding mentor to junior lawyers.
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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Jeanne Pratt Appointed Special Legal Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition

DATE

November 17, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Jeanne L. Pratt


Toronto, November 17, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Jeanne Pratt, a partner in the firm’s Competition Group, has been appointed to a two-year term as Special Legal Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition beginning November 23, 2009.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Honoured As "Rising Stars" By Lexpert

DATE

November 13, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Catherine M. Samuel
Michael Urbani


Toronto, November 13, 2009 — Lexpert honoured two McCarthy Tétrault partners, Catherine Samuel and Michael Urbani, with its Rising Stars Awards at a gala dinner and awards presentation last night at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel.

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McCarthy Tétrault Announces New Chair and CEO
Marc-André Blanchard chosen to succeed W. Iain Scott

DATE

November 13, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc-André Blanchard


Toronto, November 13, 2009 — The Board of Partners of McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Marc-André Blanchard will become the firm’s Chair and CEO as of
January 1, 2010 — succeeding W. Iain Scott, whose term is set to expire. This news follows a partners’ ratification vote yesterday that gave Mr. Blanchard overwhelming support.

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McCarthy Tétrault Leads Canadian Firms in 2010 IFLR1000 for Project Finance and Capital Markets

DATE

November 5, 2009


Toronto, November 5, 2009 — The 2010 edition of the IFRL1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms recognizes more McCarthy Tétrault lawyers than any other Canadian firm in the areas of Capital Markets and Project Finance. Six firm lawyers are listed for each area, respectively.

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McCarthy Tétrault Achieves Canadian Tier 1 Ranking in the International Tax Review’s World Tax 2010

DATE

October 28, 2009


Toronto, October 28, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault achieved a Tier 1 ranking in the Canada section of the International Tax Review (ITR)s World Tax 2010: The Comprehensive Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Firms, published by Legal Media Group.
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McCarthy Tétrault Pro Bono work featured in Chatelaine magazine

DATE

October 28, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Keary F. Grace


October 2009 issue - "Abandoned in Canada", an article about the Unaccompanied-Minors Project profiles Keary Grace as a designated representative of children who have entered Canada alone. In the article she describes what it is like to be the voice of these children in refugee status claims.

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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Rosemarie Wertschek, Q.C. Honoured as a "Leading Woman Lawyer" with Lexpert Zenith Award

DATE

October 16, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Rosemarie Wertschek


Toronto, October 16, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce that our partner, Rosemarie Wertschek, has been honoured as the recipient of a Lexpert Zenith Award. The Zenith Awards were inaugurated last night with a gala in Toronto to "celebrate a select group of leading women lawyers in business law or who have led in the business of law," by Lexpert, an authoritative source for news and information in the legal community.

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McCarthy Tétrault Gains Intervenor Status for Coalition in the Supreme Court Omar Khadr Case
Law Firm Takes on Important Canadian Human Rights Case, Pro Bono

DATE

October 9, 2009


Montréal, October 9, 2009. — Earlier this week, a coalition represented by McCarthy Tétrault was granted leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in Prime Minister of Canada, et al v. Omar Ahmed Khadr. The coalition consists of Lawyers Without Borders Canada, the Barreau du Québec and the Groupe d'études en droits et libertés de l'Université Laval. The firm has taken the case on a pro bono basis.

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McCarthy Tétrault Wins ‘Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year’ Award at the International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards

DATE

October 1, 2009


Toronto, October 1, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault received the ‘Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year Award’ last night at the International Tax Review’s fourth annual Americas Award ceremony, held in New York City. This award is presented to the law firm that has obtained significant results for its clients in the Tax Court of Canada both in the period under review and over time.

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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyer Wins Walter Owen Book Prize

DATE

September 17, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Bradley Crawford


Toronto, September 17, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault counsel Bradley Crawford, Q.C. has been awarded the Walter Owen Book Prize by the Canadian Bar Association for his volume on banking law, The Law of Banking and Payment in Canada. The jury for the 2009 prize called it the authoritative text on the topic of regulatory policies, key institutions, payments systems and judicial decisions related to banking and payment law in Canada.

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Taking the Circuitous Route

DATE

September 15, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

H. Michael Rosenberg


This article first appeared in the September 2009 edition of CANADIANLawyer4STUDETNS magazine.
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McCarthy Tétrault Leads With Most Canadian Nominations for Tax Firm of the Year at ITR Americas Tax Awards

DATE

September 3, 2009


Toronto, September 3, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is honoured to announce that it is shortlisted for more tax firm of the year awards than any other Canadian law firm at the fourth annual International Tax Review’s (ITR) Americas Tax Awards. The firm is nominated in six categories: Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, Canada Tax Litigation Firm of the Year, North America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year, Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year, Canada: Tax Firm of the Year and North America Tax Restructuring Firm of the Year.

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McCarthy Tétrault Clients Infrastructure Ontario and Bridgepoint Health Award Contract for New Bridgepoint Hospital

DATE

September 1, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Andrew Collingwood
Joel Heard
Cynthia A. MacDougall
Tristan Musgrave
Lara Nathans
Jamie Orzech
Godyne N.L. Sibay
Alysha Valenti
Gordon F. Willcocks


Toronto, September 1st, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault’s Infrastructure Group recently advised clients Bridgepoint Health and Infrastructure Ontario on a major new public-private partnership transaction. The two entities announced in mid-August that Plenary Health has signed a contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto. The new facility will replace the existing aging hospital and has been designed specially for patients with complex chronic disease. Construction will be completed in early 2013 and patients will move in the spring of 2013. In today’s dollars, the deal is valued at $622 million.

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McCarthy Tétrault Scores Top-Place Rankings in Best Lawyers in Canada 2010

DATE

August 12, 2009


Toronto, August 12, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault achieved an impressive number of first-place rankings in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada, recently published. The firm’s national, number-one results include:
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McCarthy Tétrault and International Human Rights Program Achieve Justice for Roma People before European Court of Human Rights

DATE

August 6, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Junior Sirivar


Toronto, August 6, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault and the Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto have won an important case that draws attention to the significant discrimination against Roma people in Romania.

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Five McCarthy Tétrault Partners Listed in International Who’s Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers

DATE

July 30, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Wendy Gross
Charles S. Morgan
Cheryl Slusarchuk
Barry B. Sookman
George S. Takach


Toronto, July 30, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault partners Wendy Gross, Charles Morgan, Cheryl Slusarchuk, Barry Sookman and George Takach are listed in this year’s International Who’s Who of Internet and E-Commerce Lawyers. With five lawyers recognized, McCarthy Tétrault has more lawyers included than any other Canadian firm. The directory lists 20 Canadian lawyers.
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The Honourable John P. Manley appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

DATE

July 3, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


Toronto, July 3, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates the Honourable John P. Manley, P.C., O.C. on his recent appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
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McCarthy Tétrault Wins Mondaq’s "Contributor Most Read in Canada" Award

DATE

June 26, 2009


Toronto, June 26, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault was named "Contributor Most Read in Canada" for May 2009 by Mondaq, a major global supplier of online legal, regulatory and financial commentary and information. Articles by McCarthy Tétrault lawyers were viewed over 2,800 times, more than any other Canadian contributor.
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McCarthy Tétrault Leads the Pack in 2009 Lexpert® Directory Rankings

DATE

June 25, 2009


Toronto, June 25, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault takes top honours for having the highest number of ranked lawyers in the 2009 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. With 118 lawyers recognized, the firm surpasses its closest competitors by 18 and 31 lawyers, respectively. Overall, Lexpert ranked McCarthy Tétrault’s lawyers 209 times across 46 of Lexpert’s practice areas, showcasing the firm’s wide-ranging expertise.

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Hon. John Manley Appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives

DATE

June 25, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John Manley


Toronto, June 25, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault proudly congratulates the Honourable John Manley on his appointment as President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE).

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David McAusland to Join McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

June 23, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

David L. McAusland


Montréal, June 23, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce that David McAusland, a prominent figure in the Canadian business and legal community, will be joining the firm as a partner.

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McCarthy Tétrault Congratulates Winners of Annual Mentoring Awards

DATE

June 22, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Crispin J. Arthur
Marie-Eve Dufresne
David Frost
James D. Gage
Annie Gagnon-Larocque
Sony Gill
Ylang Ha
Meighan Leon
Leonard Nesbitt
Jill R. Pereira
David B. Tennant


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McCarthy Tétrault Partner Joins the Québec Judiciary: Catherine Mandeville Sworn In as a Judge of the Superior Court

DATE

June 10, 2009


Montréal, June 10, 2009. − Catherine Mandeville will be sworn in today as a judge of the Superior Court of Québec at the Montréal Courthouse. Chief Justice François Rolland will preside over the swearing-in ceremony.

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McCarthy Tétrault Ranked Most Active Canadian Law Firm for Private Equity

DATE

June 1, 2009


Toronto, June 1, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is the most active Canadian firm by deal number in the recently released Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst law firm rankings for 2008.  The firm participated in 22 private equity deals and 21 venture capital deals for a total of 43 deals in 2008 — 19 more deals than its closest Canadian competitor.  This is the third year in a row that the firm ranked first among Canadian law firms in the Dow Jones survey.
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Pre-Eminent Litigator Neil Finkelstein Joins McCarthy Tétrault

DATE

May 26, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Neil Finkelstein


Toronto, May 26, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Neil Finkelstein will be joining the firm as a partner in the Litigation Group in the Toronto office, effective June 1st. Mr. Finkelstein brings a wealth of experience as lead counsel in numerous significant Canadian competition, securities, constitutional, pension, commercial and tax cases at every level of court.
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McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade Group Captures Top National and Global Rankings

DATE

May 13, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

John W. Boscariol
Barbara A. McIsaac
Simon V. Potter
Orlando E. Silva
Brenda C. Swick


Toronto, May 13, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade & Investment Law Group holds an impressive number of top rankings in national and global directories.

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McCarthy Tétrault Stays on Top with Most Debt and Equity Offerings in Financial Post Corporate Finance Rankings

DATE

April 20, 2009


Toronto, April 20, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault continues to lead Canadian law firms for capital markets deals in the Financial Post’s recently released corporate finance rankings for the first quarter of 2009. The firm held onto the top spot for combined debt and equity offerings as counsel to issuers from its 2008 results. Firm lawyers completed 15 deals worth $4.4-billion — nearly twice as many deals as the closest competitor. McCarthy Tétrault also led the way as counsel to underwriters in value of combined debt and equity offerings, acting in six deals worth $4-billion. The firm led the charts in both equity offerings as counsel to issuers and in debt offerings as counsel to the underwriters.

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McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Group Tops Rankings for Canada

DATE

April 16, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Yves Bériault
Oliver J. Borgers
Yves Comtois
Donald B. Houston
Randal T. Hughes
Jeanne L. Pratt
Madeleine Renaud


Toronto, April 16, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault’s National Competition/Antitrust Group continues to be recognized as a leader in Canadian competition/antitrust law, as evidenced by recently released 2009 rankings. The 20-member team is praised in the rankings for its competition and Investment Canada advice on some of Canada's highest profile deals and competition cases in 2008.
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McCarthy Tétrault Achieves More Top Rankings Than Any Other Canadian Law Firm in Chambers Global 2009

DATE

April 6, 2009


Toronto, April 6, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault stands out among Canadian firms in the 2009 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers with the most Band 1 rankings, the directory’s highest tier of recognition. McCarthy Tétrault also has more lawyers ranked in the top three bands than any other Canadian law firm. Seventy-four of the firm’s lawyers are recognized 84 times for their exceptional abilities and performance.
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McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Publish Casebook of Canadian and International
Copyright Law

DATE

February 23, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Steven Mason
Barry B. Sookman


Toronto, February 23, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault partners Barry Sookman and Steven Mason illustrate the challenges, concepts and approaches to copyright issues in their newly released casebook Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law. The authors draw on their experience in numerous high-profile intellectual property cases to show how copyright operates within various national legal systems and plays an important role in the creation and dissemination of valuable intellectual property assets.
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McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes 14 New Income Partners

DATE

February 18, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Eric S. Block
Ylang Ha
Simon-Pierre Hébert
TJ Kang
Matthew S. Kelleher
Stephanie Lee
Céline Legendre
Philippe Levasseur
Jamie Orzech
Matthieu Rheault
Orysia Semotiuk
Dominic Thérien
Jill Yates


Toronto, February 18, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted 14 of its associates to income partnership. The new partners represent a broad spectrum of the firm’s practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes 11 New Equity Partners

DATE

February 18, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Paul Armitage
Steeves Bujold
Frédéric Cotnoir
Tina Giesbrecht
Peter C. Goode
Trevor Lawson
Gregory A. Liakopoulos
George Maziotis
Ian C. Michael
Sven O. Milelli
Daniel E. Sears


Toronto, February 18, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted 11 of its lawyers to equity partnership. The new partners represent a broad spectrum of the firm’s practice areas.

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McCarthy Tétrault Tops mergermarket’s 2008 League Tables: Highest dollar value of completed deals

DATE

February 5, 2009


Toronto, February 5, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault holds the top spot for deal value in mergermarket’s year-end league tables for Canadian mergers and acquisitions in 2008. The firm advised on transactions worth over $38.1 US billion. Altogether, the firm acted in 70 deals, the second-highest number of transactions among Canadian firms.

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McCarthy Tétrault Elects Three New Board Members

DATE

February 2, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Marc Dorion
Garth M. Girvan
Philip C. Moore


Toronto, February 2, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault today announced the re-election of Marc Dorion, Garth M. Girvan and Philip C. Moore to its 11-member Board of Partners.

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McCarthy Tétrault Leads for Most Completed and Announced Deals in Thomson Financial’s 2008 League Tables

DATE

January 29, 2009


Toronto, January 29, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault ranks first for the most completed and announced deals in 2008, Thomson Financial recently reported in its year-end Canadian M&A league tables. The firm advised on 99 completed Canadian mergers and acquisitions worth over $13.6 US billion, and 99 announced Canadian M&A transactions worth over $14.1 US billion.

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McCarthy Tétrault embarks on legal education mission with Lawyers Without Borders Canada — Law firm’s first international mission takes lawyers to Haiti

DATE

January 28, 2009


Montréal, January 28, 2009 — Undertaking their first international pro bono mission in partnership with Lawyers Without Borders, McCarthy Tétrault lawyers will depart for Haiti, where they will participate in a legal education initiative aimed at sharing their expertise and experience in environmental law with the Haitian legal community.

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McCarthy Tétrault Adds Construction Lawyer Joel Heard to Strong Business Law Team

DATE

January 19, 2009

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Joel Heard


Toronto, January 19, 2009 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Joel Heard has joined the firm as a partner in the Business Law Group in the Toronto office. Mr. Heard specializes in construction law and has extensive experience with projects of all sizes across Canada, the United States and overseas.

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Media Contacts


 
Orna Dobner
Director of Communications  
416-601-7684
odobner@mccarthy.ca

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514-875-1789
hsansoucy@mccarthy.ca


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