Extended three-year term an endorsement of firm's strategic market direction
TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - The partners of Miller Thomson LLP have
acclaimed Gerald Courage as Chair of the national law firm for a
second, three-year term. The extended role is seen as a strong
endorsement of the firm's current performance and market direction.
"This renewed mandate comes at a time when Miller Thomson is poised to
enter what we see as the next phase in the firm's evolution," said
Gerald Courage, Chair of Miller Thomson. "We have achieved a clear,
national consensus on who we are, where we want to go, and what our
clients want most from us - added experience, added clarity, added
For the past three years Miller Thomson has been named as a "Go-to Law
Firm" in Corporate Counsel magazine's international reference
directory, In-house Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies.
In December, Miller Thomson announced its merger with Balfour Moss,
making it the only national firm with a presence in the province of
Saskatchewan - the leading provincial economy in 2010 and soon to
become the largest producer of conventional oil in the country.
Miller Thomson also recently launched a new national brand designed to
communicate the firm's progressive, no-nonsense approach to the
practices of business law and litigation.
"Miller Thomson has always been defined by its people and, as a group,
we believe in sticking to the fundamentals," said Courage. "Yes, we are
ambitious, but we have to pursue growth in a way that makes sense for
us. Miller Thomson has a unique and enviable culture that needs to be
respected - it is what has made us so successful to date - and a very
real, competitive advantage."
Courage was first elected Chair of the firm in 2008. He has a tax law
background that spans more than 30 years. During this time, he has
provided counsel on domestic and international tax issues to public and
private business - based in Canada and abroad - across a wide range of
industries. Courage holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the
University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen's
University and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.
"We are charting a course that is proactive on all fronts," said
Courage. "We are continuing to pursue leadership opportunities in
Canada and abroad. As a trusted business partner, we are expanding our
expertise and service levels. As an employer, we are promoting a
diverse, equitable and progressive work environment. As individuals, we
are serving as leaders within our communities. As a corporate citizen,
we are taking control of our environmental footprint."
About Miller Thomson
Miller Thomson LLP is a national business law firm with more than 470
lawyers working from 11 offices across Canada. The firm offers a
complete range of business law, advocacy and personal legal services.
Miller Thomson works regularly with in-house legal departments and
external counsel world-wide to facilitate cross-border and
multinational transactions and business needs. Miller Thomson offices
are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London,
Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham and Montréal.
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