New Professional Services Firm First to Offer Integrated Expertise in Canadian Market

Hansell McLaughlin Advisory, in affiliation with Hansell LLP, provides legal, government and communication expertise 

TORONTO, May 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Hansell McLaughlin Advisory has been launched to help clients assess risk, navigate the regulatory environment, identify governance solutions and manage impact on reputation. The new, first-of-its-kind firm is affiliated with Hansell LLP. Together, they deliver integrated legal, governance, government relations and communication advice. The four founding principals of Hansell McLaughlin Advisory are Carol Hansell, Ron McLaughlin, David Scott and Peter Block.


"In complex situations, boards and management need more sophisticated advice to get to the best result. That means understanding boardroom dynamics, capital market priorities, transaction strategy, investor psychology, and communication strategy, " said Carol Hansell, who is also Senior Partner of Hansell LLP, the affiliated law firm. "Having a multi-disciplinary team that now integrates expertise across all of these areas will allow us to better serve our clients."

The new communication offering is jointly led by Peter Block and David Scott, two of Canada's most highly-regarded corporate communication practitioners. 

"We have long understood the need to integrate communication counsel into our offering and have now found the ideal partners in Peter and David," continued Ms. Hansell. 

"We share Carol's vision to provide integrated, horizon expertise – helping clients see what is coming, as well as helping them solve current issues. By working across disciplines, we can ensure the advice we provide is better grounded, which will lead to better results," said Peter Block.

"In a multi-stakeholder world, clients are looking for integrated solutions. Collaboration with our professional colleagues across disciplines will allow for a broader view of a challenge and a more nuanced solution to address it," said David Scott.

Industry veteran Ron McLaughlin leads the government relations practice, helping clients to navigate the political and regulatory environment in Ottawa and provincial capitals across the country. "Governments play defining roles in many issues affecting our clients. Understanding the motivation and concerns of governments – and those of the multitude of stakeholders that influence them – means we can offer a more comprehensive solution for our clients."

"By bringing this select team of experienced, well-regarded professionals together, we are able to enhance some of the things we were already doing while also offering the kind of advice not available at any other Canadian firm," Ms. Hansell said.  "We are all very excited to be part of something new."

Hansell LLP provides independent advice to boards, investors, shareholders and management teams in crisis and other special situations.

SOURCE Hansell McLaughlin Advisory

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