Canadian Lawyer InHouse

April/May 2020

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28 www.canadianlawyermag.com/inhouse without mergers or large-scale group hires. In the last five years, the firm has added a bank- ruptcy, insolvency and restructuring practice and an intellectual property practice. It has a cross-border team of six dual-admitted U.S. lawyers who provide specialized business law advice on Canada-U.S. matters. The firm also has developed a growing Canada-China prac- tice with several Mandarin-speaking lawyers and professional staff. The firm has recently opened satellite offices in Vaughan, Ont. and in Toronto's financial district. 10. Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP nelliganlaw.ca TOTAL LAWYERS: 42 OFFICE: Ottawa Core practice areas: litigation (including per- sonal injury, commercial litigation, insurance law and mediation); labour and employment law; family law; real estate and development; Indigenous law; estate law; fertility law; family arbitration; business law; intellectual property law; elder law; lawyer-to-lawyer services Key clients: Institutional clients include char- tered banks, trust companies and financial institutions, major insurance companies and their insureds, many unions and labour orga- nizations, real estate developers (commercial, institutional and residential), non-profit and public interest corporations and small- and medium-size enterprises. In addition, the IP Group represents some of the largest compa- nies in the Asia/Pacific region, including trade organizations, as well as local startups and mid-size corporations. Notable mandates: Current and ongoing TOP 10 ONTARIO REGIONAL FIRMS in the sale of Comtrad Strategic Sourcing to Ardenton Capital Corp.; acted for Besra Gold Inc. in the debt and equity restructuring of its gold-mining operations in Asia; Bruell Contracting Limited. v. J&P Leveque Bros. Haulage Limited (obtained judgment for breach of construction contract against the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario); acted for Group Cabico Inc. in its acquisition of The Elmwood Group Limited; acted for the City of Mississauga in respect of the Lakeview Generating Station Redevelopment; Palumbo v. Quercia (determination of post-employment fiduciary obligations) Star alumni: Jason Cicchetti, general counsel, Index Exchange; Riccardo Bozzo, vice president, general counsel, Bozzo Group; Natalia Ackers, assistant general counsel, Aramark; Brent Duguid, legal counsel and director of partnerships, University of Toronto Scarborough; John McLeish, founding partner, McLeish Orlando LLP Affiliations: Law Exchange International (1,600 lawyers in 30 countries) Firm history: The firm was formed in 1973 by Charles Loopstra and John Nixon. Loopstra built a strong reputation representing munic- ipalities. Sandy Nixon led the solicitor side, which grew into top-rated midmarket practice teams in corporate and commercial law, commercial real estate, banking and finance. In the past decade, the firm has tripled in size

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