FMC Calgary celebrates 100 years of excellence in legal counsel

A firm that looks to the future, without losing sight of its roots

CALGARY, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC), one of Canada's leading business and litigation law firms, is pleased to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Calgary office.

Our milestone celebrations coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede.  We share the celebrations with the Calgary Stampede this year with our very own FMC chuckwagon in the Rangeland Derby.  At the reins of our wagon will be Vern Nolin, a CPCA Champion with several appearances at the Calgary Stampede.

As we reflect on the past 100 years as a leading member of the business community, FMC Calgary prides itself on looking to the future as a leading law firm in a modern city with a frontier feel.  Since its origins in 1912, FMC Calgary has provided counsel on numerous high-profile cases and has been privileged to call itself home to a multitude of prominent legal minds.

"FMC has experienced tremendous growth over the past 100 years," said Tamela Coates, Managing Partner of the FMC Calgary office.  "As business continues to grow and diversify we look to the future, we'll be there, continuing to provide the high level of client service on which we pride ourselves."

The Calgary office was opened in 1912 by two entrepreneurial lawyers from Nova Scotia, Lloyd Hamilton Fenerty and Henry Phipps Otty Savary.  The flourishing Alberta oil industry contributed to the firm's growth and, by 1985, it was home to 60 lawyers.  In 1991, Fenerty Robertson Fraser & Hatch, as it was known then, merged with the established Edmonton-based firm, Milner & Steer, to become Milner Fenerty, the largest law firm in Alberta.  Two further mergers, with Fraser & Beatty and then Byers Casgrain, led to Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP and one of Canada's leading national law firms. Through these mergers, FMC has become a balanced firm from east to west with more than 500 lawyers and offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. FMC has deep roots in each of the cities, regions and business communities it serves.

In addition to its contributions to the legal community, FMC Calgary is committed to giving back to the broader community it serves.  The firm maintains active relationships and ongoing support with charities and local arts program, including The United Way, Wellspring Calgary, the Glenbow Museum and Calgary's marquee outdoor event, the Calgary Stampede. FMC's Calgary office has always been an enthusiastic participant of the Calgary Stampede and this year it proudly shares its 100th anniversary with the event.

"I would like to personally congratulate FMC Calgary on its 100th anniversary," said Chris Pinnington, FMC's Chief Executive Officer.  "At FMC, every office is a key component of our firm.  Our ability to provide our clients with the best legal and professional advice at the national and regional levels is what sets us apart from our competition."

For more information, visit www.fmc-law.com/Calgary100 and follow @Tammy_Coates on Twitter at twitter.com/Tammy_Coates

About Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC)

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) is one of Canada's leading business and litigation law firms, with more than 500 lawyers in six full-service offices located in the country's key business centres.  We focus on providing outstanding service and value to our clients, and we strive to excel as a workplace of choice for our people.  Regardless of where you choose to do business in Canada, our strong team of professionals has extensive knowledge and expertise on regional, national and cross-border matters.  FMC's well-earned reputation for consistently delivering the highest quality legal services and counsel to our clients is complemented by an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion to broaden our insight and perspective on our clients' needs.  Visit www.fmc-law.com or follow @FMC_Law on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FMC_Law.


For further information:

Warren Glenn
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC)
(416) 863-4554
warren.glenn@fmc-law.com

Kelly Olive
Maverick Public Relations
416 640 5525, ext. 230
kellyo@maverickpr.com