74 MLT Aikins Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada has published its 2019 ranking, recognizing 74 MLT Aikins lawyers across Western Canada in more than 30 practice areas.

For three decades, the peer review publication has upheld a reputation for conducting quality reviews and unbiased selection processes to create a list of top-rated lawyers. It is considered the “oldest and most respected in the legal profession,” and “strive[s] to ensure that a listing in [the] publication signals not only legal expertise, but also ethics and professionalism of the highest caliber.”

Ten MLT Aikins lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields:

Winnipeg

  • Ted Bock – Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Todd Campbell – Insurance Law
  • David Carrick – Information Technology Law
  • Richard L. Yaffe – Securities Law

Regina

Saskatoon

Of the noted lawyers, 68 have been named consecutively over periods of five and 10 years. Six lawyers have been recognized for the first time by the publication.

Winnipeg

  • Richmond Bayes – Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Law
  • Ted Bock – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • J.J. Burnell – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Todd Campbell – Alternative Dispute Resolution; Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Florence Carey – Charities/Not-for-Profit Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • David Carrick – Information Technology Law
  • Charles Chappell – Real Estate Law
  • Milt Christiansen – Labour and Employment Law
  • Shandra Czarnecki – Labour and Employment Law
  • Keith Ferbers – Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Jim Ferguson – Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Law
  • David Filmon – Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Law
  • Gregory Fleetwood – Commercial Leasing Law; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Kristin Gibson – Labour and Employment
  • Thor Hansell – Alternative Dispute Resolution; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Steven Kohn – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates Law
  • Jonathan Kroft – Administrative and Public Law; Corporate/Commercial Law; Defamation and Media Law
  • Brian Lerner – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Rachel Margolis – Real Estate Law
  • John Martens – Insurance
  • James Mercury – Municipal Law
  • Wells Peever, Q.C. – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • Herb Peters – Real Estate Law
  • Michelle Redekopp – Real Estate Law
  • Maria Reimer – Real Estate Law
  • Brent Ross – Insurance Law
  • Rod Stephenson, Q.C. – Insurance Law
  • Bruce Taylor – Banking and Finance Law; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Nigel Thompson – Environmental Law; Natural Resources
  • Todd Thomson – Commercial Leasing Law; Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Robert Tyler – Real Estate Law
  • Curtis Unfried – Class Action Litigation
  • Helga Van Iderstine – Personal Injury Litigation
  • Richard L. Yaffe – Corporate Law; Securities Law

Regina

  • Randy Brunet – Health Care Law; Information Technology Law; Technology Law
  • John Dipple – Construction Law; Corporate Law
  • Jordan Hardy, Q.C. – Trusts and Estates Law
  • Robert Kallio – Intellectual Property Law
  • Deron Kuski, Q.C. – Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Maurice Laprairie, Q.C. – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Larry Leblanc, Q.C. – Labour and Employment Law
  • Stathy Markatos – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Law
  • Jason Mohrbutter – Class Action Litigation
  • Robert Pletch, Q.C. – Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law
  • Aaron Runge – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities Law
  • Nathan Schissel – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Don Wilson, Q.C. – Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law

Saskatoon

  • Naheed Bardai – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Alain Gaucher, Q.C. – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Doug Hodson, Q.C. – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Rangi Jeerakathil – Energy Regulatory Law; Environmental Law
  • Jeff Lee, Q.C. – Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Doug Osborn – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shaunt Parthev, Q.C. – Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation; Director and Officer Liability Practice; Insurance Law
  • Todd Rosenberg, FCA – Tax law
  • Leah Schatz, Q.C. – Health Care Law; Labour and Employment Law
  • Kevin Wilson, Q.C. – Labour and Employment Law
  • Kurt Wintermute – Tax Law
  • Chris Woodland – Information Technology Law; Intellectual Property Law
  • Penny Yeager – Mining Law

Calgary

  • Scott Davidson – Intellectual property Law
  • Scott Exner – Real Estate Law
  • Sean Fairhhurst – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Joanne Klauer – Municipal Law
  • Jean Torrens – Labour and Employment Law

Edmonton

Vancouver

  • Paul Goldman – Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining Law; natural Resources Law; Securities Law
  • Jonathan O’Connor – Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Natural Resources Law
  • Steven Robertson – Mergers and Acquisitions; Mining Law; Securities Law
  • Bill Skelly – Asset-Based Lending Practice
  • Bruce Wright – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law; Securities Law

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