Canada: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes 11 New Partners
Last Updated: January 28 2015

Toronto, January 26, 2015 — McCarthy Tétrault is very pleased to announce and introduce the firm's 11 new partners who have been invited into the partnership. These remarkable individuals provide counsel to the firm's clients across all industries and represent each of the firm's practices. Their admission to partnership is in recognition of their outstanding advice and service to the firm's clients.

"I am immensely proud to welcome these talented lawyers to join our partnership," said Marc-André Blanchard, the firm's Chair and CEO. "Many of our new partners joined McCarthy Tétrault early in their careers. Through mentorship, diligence and a will to surpass themselves, they have grown into exceptional lawyers and business advisors who accompany our clients through the whole spectrum of their complex projects, cases and transactions."

"Each of these lawyers exemplifies the legal excellence and the high level of client service that distinguishes our firm in the marketplace," said Paul Boniferro, National Leader, People & Practices. "I'm delighted to count them as my partners."

These new partners will be vital to the firm's continued leadership among Canadian law firms. The new partners are as follows:

Equity Partners

  • Lisa Melanson (Toronto) has a practice that focuses on the strategic acquisition, enforcement, and exploitation of patent rights across a broad range of technologies and regulatory issues for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
  • Conrad Rego (Vancouver) focuses his practice on commercial real estate acquisitions, sales, development and leasing, and banking, corporate and commercial lending, project finance, acquisition finance and real estate finance transactions.
  • David Tait (Toronto) has a practice focused on the resolution of intellectual property disputes (patents, trademarks and copyright) and related commercial issues, by providing strategic advice and litigation services to a variety of clients.
  • Dominic Thérien (Montréal) is part of our national Competition Law Group and advises on mergers, cartel and bid-rigging investigations, abuse of dominance, advertising and marketing practices, and other reviewable matters.

Income Partners

  • Matthew Appleby (Toronto) has a practice focused on corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, retail structured products and corporate governance.
  • Sean Griffin (Montréal), focuses on high profile, complex commercial litigation, including class action, directors' and officers' liability and corporate governance.
  • Marc-Alexandre Hudon (Montréal) has a practice which focuses mainly on aboriginal law, competition law, corporate integrity and complex commercial litigation and on the natural resources and the infrastructure industries.
  • Kate McNeill-Keller (Toronto) advises management on labour and employment issues including employment standards, wrongful dismissal, labour relations and arbitrations, occupational health and safety, human rights, accessibility, privacy and labour and employment issues arising in corporate transactions.
  • Tristan Musgrave (Toronto) has a general commercial real estate and business law practice with particular emphasis on public-private partnerships, project development, procurement, secured financing, real estate, commercial leasing and construction matters.
  • Adam Ship (Toronto) has a practice focused on complex commercial litigation and franchise-distribution law.
  • Steven Tanner (Toronto) concentrates his litigation practice on pharmaceutical patent litigation, and oil and gas patent litigation.

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 has substantial presence in Canada's major commercial centres 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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