Three McCarthy Tétrault Partners in Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
Toronto, November 15, 2006 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to have three of its lawyers in Lexpert magazine’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. They were selected from 85 finalists and announced last night at a dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto that honoured the rising stars in the Canadian legal profession. The results are based on lawyers’ rankings in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, combined with survey responses by thousands of practitioners and in-house counsel.
The three Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 from McCarthy Tétrault LLP are:
Philippe H. Bélanger, a partner in our Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group in Montréal, whose practice focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial litigation and banking law. He was admitted to the Québec bar in 1989.
Stephen Furlan, a partner in our Financial Services Group in Toronto, whose practice focuses on secured lending and project finance. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1994.
W. Ian Palm, a Business Law partner in Toronto and co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Technology Group. His practice focuses on private equity, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and technology-related commercial matters. Ian was called to the Ontario bar in 1995.
"Year upon year, McCarthy Tétrault lawyers continue to be listed in the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 rankings," said Iain Scott, Chair and CEO of McCarthy Tétrault. "This can be attributed, in part, to our recruitment and retention efforts, which focus on offering a superior work environment for all of our lawyers. Our young lawyers also benefit from the collective expertise of our seasoned partners, who provide mentorship to help develop their practices."
Two other McCarthy Tétrault lawyers were finalists in the 2006 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 competition. Charles Morgan is a partner in the Business Law Group in Montreal and a member of the firm’s Technology Group. In his corporate/commercial practice, he focuses on tech M&A, outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications.
With offices in all major Canadian financial centres, as well as London, U.K., McCarthy Tétrault advises on the largest transactions and cases in Canada. Authoritative legal directories such as the International Financial Law Review and the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada consistently rank McCarthy Tétrault among the world’s top law firms. Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers has described McCarthy Tétrault as "clearly a leader" with "an enviable position in the marketplace." With close to 700 lawyers representing a broad spectrum of practice areas, McCarthy Tétrault is clearly Canada’s premier law firm.
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