MLT Aikins is pleased to announce that Calgary lawyer Billie Fortier has been named a Lexpert Rising Star, a recognition given to lawyers under 40 who excel in their practice areas.
Billie advises First Nations and Métis communities and their businesses on economic development, commercial leasing, industry partnerships and community governance matters. She has had the privilege of working with a number of successful clients, including the McKay Métis Group Ltd., which grew its revenue from $50,000 in 2009 to more than $110 million in 2020.
Outside the office, Billie is an active contributor to the community. She has volunteered with the Level Justice Indigenous Youth Outreach Program and was a board member of the Impact Society, a non-profit organization that promotes character development and mental well-being among youth in Canada. She currently sits on the leadership council of Forward Summit, an Indigenous-led conference aimed at advancing economic partnerships between industry and Indigenous communities.
Billie is also an executive member of the Aboriginal Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association and a member of the Indigenous Bar Association.
“Being named a Lexpert Rising Star is an honour,” Billie said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with many great clients, including Indigenous communities across Canada, and I’m honoured to have played a part in their success stories. I feel so fortunate to work alongside colleagues that I truly respect and admire.”
The winners of this year’s Lexpert Rising Stars awards will be honoured at the Young Lawyers Summit taking place virtually on November 25. Please join us in congratulating Billie on this well-deserved achievement. Learn more about Billie’s practice.