This spring was a time of growth for MLT Aikins, as the firm brought on seven new associate lawyers across Western Canada. We are pleased to welcome Aziz Aboudheir, Brooks Arcand-Paul, Sonia Eggerman, Eva Forys, Sharisse McCalla, Graham Purse and Brock Roe.
Based in Regina, Aziz Aboudheir assists clients in a variety of corporate matters including sale transactions and debt restructuring with a focus on understanding clients’ unique business needs to provide practical, tailored and efficient legal services. He was called to the bar in Saskatchewan in 2016.
Edmonton lawyer Brooks Arcand-Paul practises in the areas of Aboriginal law, corporate/commercial law and litigation, with particular expertise in First Nations’ matters. His experience with treaties gives him a strong foundation and appreciation for comprehensive negotiations and agreements. He was called to the bar in Alberta and Ontario in 2017.
Called to the Saskatchewan bar in 2007, Sonia Eggerman provides advice on Aboriginal and Constitutional matters with an emphasis on negotiations relating to Aboriginal and Treaty rights, consultation, impact benefit agreements, specific claims, self-government arrangements, general governance and regulatory issues including environmental assessments and arrangements under the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act. Sonia has nearly a decade of experience in the public sector which is instrumental in providing clients with sound strategic and legal advice.
Eva Forys is a litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on corporate/commercial litigation, construction litigation, wills and estates, real estate and general litigation. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2017 and joins the MLT Aikins team in Edmonton.
Edmonton lawyer Sharisse McCalla practises in the area of corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on lending, financing, commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions as well as construction projects and procurement. She was called to the bar in Alberta in 2002.
Graham Purse is a tax lawyer who focuses on corporate restructuring, estate planning for high net-worth individuals, and tax controversy. He completed his post-graduate studies in financial strategy and graduated with distinction from Oxford University’s business school. Called to the bar in Saskatchewan in 2012, Graham joins the firm’s Regina office.
Based in Saskatoon, Brock Roe is a corporate/commercial lawyer who advises First Nations on economic development matters, including governance, corporate structure, partnerships, joint ventures, and commercial and residential real estate matters both on and off reserve. Brock also advises non-Aboriginal clients with corporate/commercial matters and commercial real estate matters. He was called to the bar in Alberta in 2010, in British Columbia in 2014 and in Saskatchewan in 2018.