McInnes Cooper Announces New Managing Partner and CEO
August 26, 2016
HALIFAX, NS August 26, 2016 – Len Hoyt, QC, Chair of the Board of Directors at McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce the appointment of Hugh Wright as the firm’s new Managing Partner and CEO, for a three-year term commencing September 1, 2016.
“We are thrilled with this appointment,” said Mr. Hoyt. “Hugh has been a leader in many areas throughout the firm during his 20 years with McInnes Cooper.”
“Hugh is an excellent choice,” said previous Managing Partner and CEO Ray Adlington. “He brings impressive leadership experience.”
Mr. Adlington led the firm since the end of 2013. “I have enjoyed my time as Managing Partner and CEO, and I look forward to continuing to serve clients in my tax law practice.”
Hugh has led the firm’s Pensions and Benefits Practice Group for many years. He is a previous member of the firm’s Board of Directors, and previously led the Halifax Litigation Group. He is recognized in Chambers Global, Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Pension Management and is a director of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. Hugh is active in many community organizations and has chaired McInnes Cooper’s Pro-Bono Committee.
“I am delighted to take on this important role,” said Mr. Wright. “I look forward to expanding the opportunities we have at this terrific firm by enhancing the value we bring to our clients, our people and our communities.”
Hugh will continue to maintain a pensions and benefits practice, while taking on the new role as CEO and Managing Partner.
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McInnes Cooper is among the top business law firms in Canada, with more than 200 lawyers and six offices, serving clients across North America and abroad. We are market leaders in business law, litigation, employment, tax, real estate, construction, energy and natural resources, financial services, insurance and other key sectors. Clients benefit also from our membership with Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms.
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