McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce its 2018 new partners


January 31, 2018

McCarthy Tétrault

Toronto, January 31, 2018 – Please join us in celebrating the 18 partners who have been admitted to the McCarthy Tétrault partnership. These newest members reflect the strength of our expertise across practice and industry groups and regions, as well as our firm’s commitment to clients and the market.

“Each of our new partners are remarkable people who are leaders in their practices, and in our firm,” said Barbara Boake, National Practice Leader. “I am thrilled to welcome each of these talented individuals to our partnership. This is a major milestone in a lawyer’s career, one that is earned through a commitment to exceptional service to our clients and superb business and legal skills. Each of our new partners should be extremely proud of this significant accomplishment.”

“These partners reflect the diverse strength and talents of our people across practice and industry groups, and regions,” said Dave Leonard, CEO. “They are proof of our effort to grow our partnership from within, and that the rigorous process produces great results. At McCarthy Tétrault we value talent, and that talent is reflected in our partners’ service excellence to clients.”

New partners have a critical role within the firm as we continue to be leaders in the Canadian legal industry through excellence, innovation and an unparalleled dedication to our clients. Our new partners are:

Equity Partners

  • Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard (Montreal) focuses his litigation practice on commercial matters including class actions, as well as professional negligence and product liability disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.
  • Fraser Bourne (Montreal) advises on corporate law and has a practice with specific experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, capital markets transactions and corporate governance.
  • Aidan Cameron (Vancouver) has a commercial litigation practice focusing on a wide range of complex matters, including those within the construction, real estate, and mining industries, and cases involving product liability, environmental law, aboriginal law, municipal law, and insurance coverage issues.
  • Walker MacLeod (Calgary) concentrates his practice in bankruptcy and restructuring. He acts for senior and junior creditors, debtors, receivers, monitors and trustees in a wide range of corporate insolvency, restructuring and workout related matters.
  • Kate McNeill-Keller (Toronto) practices in the Labour & Employment Group, and represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labour and employment-related matters including employment standards compliance, wrongful dismissal litigation, labour arbitrations, collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, human rights litigation, workplace investigations and training, and labour and employment issues arising in corporate transactions.
  • Tristan Musgrave (Toronto) has a broad based commercial real estate and business law transactional practice, and with an emphasis on complex infrastructure and development work for both public and private sector clients.
  • Lynn Parsons (Toronto) maintains a practice focusing on project finance and secured lending, regularly advising banks and other financial institutions as well as borrowers in the development and financing of projects in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.
  • Jocelyn T. Perreault (Montreal) has a practice in insolvency law, advising clients (debtors, creditors (secured or unsecured), investors, purchasers, monitors, trustees or receivers) in the course of informal workouts, formal restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act or the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, bankruptcy and receivership matters. He also acts in banking and other commercial litigation matters.
  • Cindy Vaillancourt (Montreal) specializes in environmental, climate change and regulatory law. She acts on behalf of clients operating in a wide range of industrial sectors and manages diversified matters related to transactional due diligence and related negotiation, carbon market, regulatory compliance, contaminated land remediation, audit process, environmental management system and permit required for industrial projects in Québec.

Income Partners

  • Paul Blanchard (Montreal) maintains a litigation practice that primarily covers civil litigation, including professional and medical responsibility (civil and disciplinary), and commercial litigation.
  • Elisa Clavier (Montreal) has a litigation practice focusing on commercial litigation and class actions related to securities regulation, professional liability, financial fraud and product liability.
  • Alexandra Cocks (Vancouver) concentrates her litigation practice on complex commercial litigation cases, including class action defence, shareholder disputes, including oppression claims, disputes regarding insurance coverage, financial services, real estate and construction.
  • Ryan Hornby (Toronto) maintains a general corporate law practice which includes corporate finance (debt and equity), securities, mergers and acquisitions and advising on various matters relating to corporate governance.
  • Kimberly Howard (Calgary) has a corporate law practice focussing on the areas of energy, regulatory and environmental law. Her experience in energy regulatory law includes both electricity, and oil and gas related matters.
  • Fiona Legere (Toronto) maintains a significant trial and appellate litigation practice, with a focus on complex commercial litigation almost exclusively in the areas of Intellectual Property.
  • Charlene Schafer (Toronto) has a general transactional real property practice with a focus on sophisticated commercial transactions, particularly in the private equity space.
  • Deandra Schubert (Toronto) has a practice focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance (equity and debt), corporate governance and shareholder activism and general corporate matters.
  • Bryan West (Calgary) maintains a litigation practice where he acts for developers, energy companies, information and technology companies, engineering firms, commercial landlords, hotels & resorts, manufactures, large non-profits and individual executives.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them. For further information, go to

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