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December/January 2021

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Page 22 of 43 21 same-sex couple in contested adoption trial, and obtained order of adoption for two-year-old boy; successfully argued at the Supreme Court in Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd. v. Structal Heavy Steel Star alumni: Manitoba Court of Appeal Justice Jennifer Pfuetzner; Manitoba Court of Appeal Justice Charles Huband; Federal Tax Court Justice Joe Hershfield; B.C. Court of Appeal Justice Nicole Garson; former mayor of Winnipeg William Norrie; president and CEO of the Richardson Financial Group Sanford Riley; chief legal officer and executive vice president of Ceridian Inc. Scott Kitching Global Affiliations: SCG Legal, Employment Law Alliance, International Academy of Family Lawyers The firm: In summer 2019, the firm opened its new offices in the heart of the City at Portage and Main. The firm was founded as a result of the merger of the firmst of Reeh Taylor and D'Arcy McCaffrey. A full-service firm with service available in French and Italian, the firm maintains rural offices in Gimli, Steinbach, Riverton and Winnipeg Beach. 5. Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Total lawyers: 110 Offices (with # of lawyers): Winnipeg (88), Brandon (6), Portage la Prairie (5), Boisse- vain (1), Gladstone (1), MacGregor (1), Morden (3), Saskatoon (1), Steinbach (1), Winkler (3) Core practice areas: Corporate commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, government and regulatory, construction law, financial services, Indigenous law, environmental law, natural resources and energy, property and development, taxation and labour and employment Key clients: Farmers Edge Inc., PCL Construc- tors Inc., True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (Winnipeg Jets), Manitoba Hydro, Hudbay Minerals Inc., Boyd Group Income Fund, the Toronto-Dominion Bank, Province of Manitoba, Shared Health Inc., Winnipeg Police Associa- tion, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corp. Notable mandates: Represented the Boyd Group in 2018 when Boyd Group Income Fund acquired approximately 42 non-franchise collision repair locations; acted in connection with the $54,370,000 property sale to Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc; helped TD Bank finance a management group acquisition of the casino operations and management services, and refinanced the operations of a First Nation- owned casino and resort; TDS provided advice on cross-border structure, immigration and employment matters, as well as intellec- tual property matters and comprehensive advice on federal and provincial compliance in respect of marketing promotion, education, advertising and branding in connection with the retail sale of cannabis; acted for Bran- don-based Manitoba NetSet Ltd. and I-Netlink Incorporated (NetSet) on the sale of the internet access business to New Bruns- wick-based Xplornet Communications. Star alumni: Former Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench associate chief and current member of the Manitoba Court of Appeal Justice William Burnett, Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Chief Associate Justice Shane Perlmutter, Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice Colleen Suche, Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice James Edmond, Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice Karen Simonsen, Chief Judge of the Manitoba Provincial Court Margaret Wiebe. Affiliations: Lex Mundi, Acumen Corporate Development Inc. The firm: TDS is a full-service firm of 100 lawyers providing services in more than 25 areas and has language capabilities in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Italian and Portu- guese. TDS is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba for Lex Mundi — a leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100-plus countries worldwide. Strategic partner Acumen provides corporate development services out of Winnipeg and Atlanta to help fuel business growth.

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