December 13, 2023
HALIFAX, December 13, 2023 – McInnes Cooper is thrilled to welcome four of its lawyers into the McInnes Cooper Partnership, effective January 1, 2024.
About McInnes Cooper’s New Partners
Catherine Hirbour (Moncton) is a fluently bilingual litigator with a varied litigation and administrative law practice. Catherine regularly assists clients with insurance matters and regulatory issues for professionals. She has experience resolving casualty claims, including injury, fatality and abuse claims, and advises insurers on property and commercial claims as well as subrogated matters. Catherine also works in the areas of contractual, property and shareholder disputes.
John Boudreau (Halifax) regularly represents private corporations, institutional lenders, private equity funds, entrepreneurs and family offices in a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A transactions, acquisition and project financings, corporate re-organizations and general corporate matters.
Brittany Keating (St. John’s) is a labour and employment lawyer, representing both federally and provincially regulated employers. She provides advice and representation on issues such as collective bargaining, discipline and termination, wrongful and constructive dismissal, diversity and inclusion, human rights compliance, collective agreement interpretation and administration, and workplace health and safety. Brittany acts as chief negotiator in collective bargaining, conducts workplace investigations and provides training for managers and employees on a variety of workplace topics.
Michael Richards (Halifax) represents general contractors and subcontractors in construction litigation, specifically in the areas of construction liens, contract claims and negligence claims. He also advises on commercial litigation matters spanning various industries, including securities, financial services, technology and start-ups.
“We are excited to introduce our new partners, reflecting the continued growth of our firm. These four lawyers bring a wealth of talent and a strategic mindset to our team. Their dedication and strong contributions will continue to bring value to both our firm and clients,” says Kevin Kiley, Managing Partner, of his four esteemed colleagues.
Congratulations to the new Partners on this significant career milestone. This achievement demonstrates their excellence in practice and ability to act as trusted advisors to clients.
The McInnes Cooper Partnership looks forward to the contributions that these lawyers will make, propelling the firm further on its strategic path as we continue to innovate legal services to best support clients in 2024 and beyond.
About McInnes Cooper
McInnes Cooper is among the 25 largest law firms in Canada and a member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms. Providing strategic counsel to industry-leading clients from Canada and abroad, the firm continues to thrive through its relentless focus on client success, talent engagement and innovation. With an integrated team of 220 lawyers and over 250 professional resources across seven offices in Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, St. John’s and Sydney, McInnes Cooper is positioned – both in size and experience – to offer clients a full range of legal services.
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