Congratulating Nine New Partners

MLT Aikins is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been accepted into the partnership, effective January 1, 2022.

Jessica Buhler (Saskatoon)

Jessica advises clients on environmental and Indigenous matters. She represents clients at all stages of permitting and environmental assessment processes, including related consultation processes. She has advised clients with respect to their liability for remediation obligations and contaminated sites. Jessica has also advised regulators and administrative tribunals on jurisdictional and constitutional matters.

She acts for proponents, Indigenous communities, municipalities and landowners navigating project-based permitting and environmental assessment processes. Jessica also advises on matters relating to the duty to consult.

Melissa Cattini (Winnipeg)

Melissa is a corporate/commercial lawyer in the firm’s business law group whose practice is primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity buy-outs, corporate commercial transactions, business combinations, owner-operated enterprises, buy-sell agreements and transactions, shareholder agreements, commercial leasing, commercial financing, corporate governance, franchise law and certain regulatory matters, with a focus on carrying on or operating a business in Manitoba. Melissa understands the value of tailored and practical legal advice. She prioritizes working with her clients to develop and understand their business which enables her to provide sensible advice that is suited to her client’s specific legal and business needs.

Amy Gibson (Saskatoon)

Amy Gibson carries on a general labour and employment practice. She advises employers on a variety of labour issues, including union certification drives, collective agreement interpretation, labour disputes, workplace policies, discipline and discharge, employment contracts, OH&S, workers’ compensation, labour standards and human rights. She has experience with a variety of court and administrative proceedings as well as representing clients before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board and in Canada Labour Code unjust dismissal adjudications.

Megan Kheong (Edmonton)

Megan advises employers in all aspects of employee relations. She assists employers with the development of workplace agreements and policies, employment standards compliance, hiring, discipline and termination issues, injunctions for breach of non-competition/non-solicitation/confidentiality, and human rights compliance and accommodation. Megan has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, and has experience with pre-trial hearings and applications, mediations, trials, arbitrations and Labour Relations Board and Human Rights Commission hearings.

Kristél Kriel (Regina)

Kristél provides practical and strategic advice to public and private organizations across all industries on privacy, cybersecurity and freedom of information laws, including matters such as interpretation, compliance, policy development, education, training and risk management as well as incident response. She also provides strategic advice to organizations on provincial and federal access requests and complaints, as well as reviews by privacy regulators across Canada. Kristél helps clients develop innovative and effective privacy compliance programs and manage and respond to a full range of privacy incidents, and regularly assists clients with cybersecurity compliance and breach coaching.

Ahmed Malik (Regina)

Ahmed maintains a real estate, financing and corporate/commercial practice, advising clients on matters relating to purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing, commercial and residential development, and franchising matters. Ahmed is the lead of the Regina Real Estate Team. Ahmed regularly acts for a broad range of clients including owner-managed companies, entrepreneurs, franchises, developers, municipalities and institutions. He has extensive experience advising publicly traded and privately held corporations in the financial services, hospitality, oil & gas and agribusiness sectors, and has acted for financial institutions, borrowers and private lenders in a variety of matters.

Tom Provost (Winnipeg)

Tom’s practice is focused in corporate and commercial law, securities, mining, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance. Tom advises clients in connection with a broad range of matters, including public offerings, private placements, purchases and sales of businesses, going public transactions, venture capital financings, the sale and acquisition of mining titles, secured transactions, corporate governance and licensing matters. He regularly acts for private companies, private equity funds, Indigenous economic development organizations, and publicly traded issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) and the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), particularly in the mining, cannabis, real estate, information technology and life sciences sectors.

Kevin Sorochan (Vancouver)

Kevin advises clients across a number of industries on capital markets & securities matters, M&A, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and financing. He regularly acts for securities dealers in equity and debt financing transactions, including private placements, rights offerings and prospectus filings. Kevin also advises management and special committees of resource and non-resource clients with respect to initial public offerings, reverse take-over transactions, take-over bids, change of business transactions, corporate governance, securities regulatory matters and stock exchange listings on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange.

Catrina Webster (Calgary)

Catrina’s practice focuses primarily on restructuring and insolvency. Catrina has been involved in numerous proceedings under the Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, including restructurings, receivership proceedings, secured lending enforcement, and commercial foreclosures. Catrina primarily acts on behalf of lenders and court-appointed officers in insolvency proceedings, including Receivers, Monitors, and Trustees. Catrina also advises clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, and debt recovery. Catrina has appeared at all levels of Court in Alberta as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court.

“Our new partners represent a diverse mix of practices from each of our provinces and are all excellent representatives of the firm’s values, culture and principles. They are established leaders in their respective practice areas and have excelled at delivering our clients exceptional service and high quality advice,” said managing partner Aaron Runge.

Please join us in congratulating the new partners in achieving this very significant milestone and welcoming them into the partnership.

 A spirit of hard work, determination and an ability to produce results is what built the Canadian West over the last 150 years, and it’s what fuels us today. With offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, MLT Aikins has the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients. We are proud to be Western Canada’s law firm.