New MLT Vancouver Office to Open January 1, 2015; Strengthens Reach and Scope
VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman LLP (MLT) today announced that it will be expanding to the British Columbia marketplace with the addition of Goodmans Vancouver LLP to its ranks under the MLT banner. The Vancouver group is operated and managed independently from Goodmans LLP. The new arrangement enjoys the enthusiastic support of all three firms. It is expected the transition will be effective as of January 1, 2015.
"It has long been part of our strategic plan to open a Vancouver office as part of our goal to serve our clients throughout Western Canada" said Don Wilson, Managing Partner of MLT. "It is a natural move for us to expand into British Columbia. This highly talented and experienced group of lawyers joining us will add depth and breadth to our Western-Canadian practice, particularly in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions."
"Our entire team is excited to pursue this new direction as part of MLT," said Bruce Wright, Managing Partner of the Vancouver office. "Increasingly, our focus has been on serving clients in Western Canada and building on our strengths in our local region. MLT's reach and depth of expertise across Western Canada makes it the perfect fit for our team and our clients."
As part of the transition, all 15 legal professionals in the Vancouver office are being invited to join MLT, as well as all staff.
"Given the regional focus shared by both MLT and our friends in Vancouver, this is a sensible and highly strategic fit." said Dale Lastman, Chairman of Goodmans LLP. "Goodmans has a longstanding relationship with MLT, independent of the relationship between the Vancouver office and ourselves. We look forward to continuing our relationship with MLT and our Vancouver colleagues at their new firm."
MLT is an expertise-based law firm of 120 lawyers serving clients across Western Canada from offices in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton and, starting in 2015, Vancouver. MLT has been practising in the west since 1920 and has in-depth knowledge of the region's business, legal and political landscapes.
For further information: Contacts: In Vancouver: Bruce Wright - Managing Partner Goodmans Vancouver LLP, 604.608.4551 / [email protected]; In Regina: Don Wilson, Managing Partner, MLT LLP, 306.347.8437 / [email protected]; In Toronto: Byron Sonberg, Managing Director, Goodmans LLP, 416.597.4222 / [email protected]