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Willard Jenkins Appointed to Queen’s Counsel
October 17, 2014

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Willard Jenkins as Queen’s Counsel. The QC designation is awarded annually  to a select group of lawyers, and represents the ultimate recognition of ability, reputation and commitment to the legal profession.   Willard is a Partner in our Saint John office, with a practice focused on corporate

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McInnes Cooper’s David Fraser quoted in Canadian Lawyer & Law Times blog regarding CASL
October  9, 2014

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in a Canadian Lawyer & Law Times blog article regarding recent CASL legislation and the beginning of the CRTC’s enforcement of the Act.   View a copy of the full article here.   To learn more about CASL, visit McInnes Cooper’s CASL Knowledge Page.

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Congratulations to our clients on winning 2014 Atlantic EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
October  6, 2014

Congratulations to our client Robert Crosbie of Crosbie Group Limited on being named the 2014 Atlantic EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Awards® in the Atlantic region.  A leader in innovation, Crosbie Group Limited is a family business that has been present in Newfoundland and Labrador for

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Denis Mahoney Recognized with 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award
October  3, 2014

McInnes Cooper is delighted to announce that Denis Mahoney has been recognized with a 2014 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Practice Area Excellence. The awards honour lawyers in Canada who during 2013-2014 demonstrated excellence and thought leadership in an area of practice – setting new standards for the profession. Denis was recognized by his peers for

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Bruce Russell, QC named to Tax Court of Canada Bench and Bar Committee
October  1, 2014

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that Halifax partner, Bruce Russell, QC, has been named as one of five private sector tax lawyers to the Tax Court of Canada Bench and Bar Committee. Bruce’s three year term will mark the first time that a private sector lawyer from Atlantic Canada has been named to the

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McInnes Cooper to move into Dawson Hardware Building
September 25, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI September 25, 2014 — Law firm McInnes Cooper will become the primary tenant of the former Dawson Hardware Building, also known locally as the former Sam the Record Man Building, located at the corner of Kent Street and University Avenue.  The building is undergoing restoration by developer Chris Tweel, and supports his recent

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John O’Dea and William Boyd appointed to Queen’s Counsel
September 24, 2014

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of both John O’Dea and William (Bill) Boyd as Queen’s Counsel. The QC designation is awarded annually by the Lieutenant Governor on the recommendation of Minister of Justice to a select group of lawyers, and represents the ultimate recognition of ability, reputation and commitment to the legal profession.

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McInnes Cooper Litigation Lawyer Dan Wallace on Court Order that Feds Reconsider Canadian Forces Housing Compensation Policy
September 16, 2014

Read what McInnes Cooper Litigation Lawyer Dan Wallace has to say about the Federal Court of Canada’s decision that the Federal Treasury Board Secretariat’s interpretation of the policy for compensating Canadian Forces members who lose money on the sale of a house due to a posting was unreasonable in The Lawyers Weekly’s June 20, 2014

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McInnes Cooper to provide pro bono legal counsel to disadvantaged immigrants on Prince Edward Island
September 15, 2014

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE September 15, 2014 – Qualifying immigrants to Prince Edward Island will have access to pro bono legal services as a result of a new partnership between McInnes Cooper and the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada (PEI ANC), a non-profit settlement agency that welcomes and supports immigrants.   McInnes Cooper, among the top

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Jack Graham Named President of CACE Board of Directors
September 15, 2014

We congratulate Jack Graham, QC, a Partner in our Halifax office, on his nomination as President of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE).   CACE provides governments, courts, labour boards and other administrative tribunals with input with respect to policy and legislative reform from the perspective of lawyers

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McInnes Cooper takes the Ice Bucket Challenge to Help Fight ALS and Challenges Local Businesses to do the same
August 22, 2014

  McInnes Cooper is proud to take part in the movement to raise awareness, research dollars, and strike out ALS. We have accepted the challenge and challenge our neighbouring local businesses across the Atlantic Provinces to join together and accept the challenge. To donate to ALS Canada, visit the ALS Website.           What

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Federal Court approves class action settlement for disabled RCMP veterans
August  5, 2014

HALIFAX, NS August 5, 2014 — More than one thousand disabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) veterans will benefit from the Federal Court of Canada’s approval of a settlement agreement earlier today.   The settlement of White and Buote v. Her Majesty the Queen will provide approximately $70 million in benefits, made up of $30.6 million

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McInnes Cooper Sponsors TSX Ignite
July 30, 2014

McInnes Cooper is proud to sponsor TSX Ignite, a program dedicated to the growth and development of Canadian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In collaboration with other legal firms, TSX Venture Exchange and financial experts from across the country, the Toronto Stock Exchange has developed essential practices and information for entrepreneurs through the TSX Ignite Learning

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McInnes Cooper’s Gavin Giles, QC elected National Chair of Canadian Red Cross for 2016-2018
July 25, 2014

We congratulate Gavin Giles, QC, a Partner in our Halifax office on his recent election as the National Chair of the Canadian Red Cross for the 2016-2018 term. Gavin will serve as Vice-Chair of the Canadian Red Cross and as Chair of its Governance Committee from 2014 to 2016. Gavin has spent more than a decade giving

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McInnes Cooper’s Michelle Awad, QC recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of the Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation 2014
July 24, 2014

On July 18, 2014, McInnes Cooper Partner Michelle Awad, QC was recognized by Benchmark Canada as one of Canada’s top 25 women litigators in Benchmark’s inaugural Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation list. Benchmark determined the winners of this honor through its research process for the 2014 edition of Benchmark Canada, which extended from October 2013 to January 2014.

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