COURAGE APPOINTED TO SECOND TERM AS CHAIR OF MILLER THOMSON

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 value."

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.

SOURCE Miller Thomson LLP

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