TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - National law firm Miller Thomson LLP has appointed Partner Kent H. Davidson Q.C. as its new National Chair.
Kent Davidson brings more than 30 years of experience to his new role, including appearances before the Alberta Labour Relations Board, the Court of Queen's Bench, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of Canada's employers. Davidson has also served two terms on City Council in the City of St. Albert. He has been an active member of his community throughout his career.
"Miller Thomson has the most complete geographic coverage of any national firm in the country," said Davidson. "This unique footprint gives us a tremendous service advantage at a time when being service-minded and responsive has never been a higher priority for clients. Our lawyers are deeply committed to their communities."
Davidson's appointment follows two successful three-year terms by outgoing Chair Gerald Courage.
A tax lawyer for more than 30 years, Courage was first elected Chair of Miller Thomson in 2008. During his tenure as Chair, Miller Thomson achieved a number of important milestones. These include forging an alliance with business law firm FIDAL in France, deepening both firms international business roots; and expanding into Saskatchewan, making it the only national firm with a presence in that province - one of the strongest economies in Canada.
"We are grateful for Gerald Courage's contribution to the growth of the firm," said Pierre Paquet, Partner in Miller Thomson's Montreal Office. "At the same time, we welcome Kent Davidson's service-minded, entrepreneurial approach. His pragmatic approach reflects the firm's culture and he will do very well in his new national leadership role."
Miller Thomson reflects the national character - independent, approachable, sincere, and thoroughly reliable. Our clients appreciate our straight talk and winning attitude.
About Miller Thomson
Miller Thomson LLP is a national business law firm with more than 450 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 Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Markham and Montréal.
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SOURCE: Miller Thomson LLP
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