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Bench Strength: McCarthy Tétrault Welcomes Three New Litigators to its Calgary Office

Date

June 28, 2004

LAWYER(S) MENTIONED

Ariel Z. Breitman
Sean S. Smyth
Kara L. Smyth




Calgary, June 29, 2004 – One of Calgary’s top corporate commercial litigation teams has joined forces with McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group. Ariel Breitman, Sean Smyth and Kara Kuffner add muscle to an already formidable litigation team in Canada’s oil capital.

Alberta Regional Managing Partner Clifford Johnson said: "Mr. Breitman, Mr. Smyth and Ms. Kuffner are highly respected for their litigation skills and their comprehensive knowledge of Canadian and cross-border jurisprudence. They have an established reputation for winning tough cases, whether through the courts or through innovative mediation strategies. We are very pleased to welcome them to our Litigation Group."

Ariel Breitman has represented and acted for a range of private and public sector clients including oil and gas producers, brokerage houses, pharmaceuticals, franchisers, manufacturers, investors and real estate developers. He regularly provides counsel on disputes regarding acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and other matters. He has served as counsel on a number of pivotal regulatory matters pertaining to oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and other industries.

Sean Smyth practises corporate and commercial litigation and insolvency law. He has represented clients in disputes concerning oil and gas, commercial contracts, shareholders’ rights, directors’ liabilities, securities, employment, intellectual property and a wide range of other matters. He is an active member in the Law Society of Alberta and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Kara Kuffner is an associate whose practice involves a broad spectrum of corporate commercial matters. She has spoken and authored articles on corporate commercial issues as well as human rights law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

McCarthy Tétrault, Canada's premier law firm, has a significant presence in all major financial centres in Canada as well as in New York and London, UK. With close to 800 practitioners, the firm regularly advises on many of the largest transactions and cases in Canada and around the world. Authoritative legal directories such as Chambers Global, the International Financial Law Review and Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada consistently rank the firm with top ratings in various practice areas, including litigation. McCarthy Tétrault is the top-ranked legal advisor on Canadian completed mergers and acquisitions for 2003, according to Thomson Financial’s international league tables and listed as Top M&A Shop in Canada by the Financial Post.

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For further information, or to request an interview with a McCarthy Tétrault lawyer, please contact:

Orna Dobner
416-601-7684
[email protected]
Hélène Sansoucy
514-875-1789
[email protected]
 

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