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Lexpert Rising Stars Recognizes Two McCarthy Tétrault lawyers as Emerging Leaders

Toronto, November 25, 2021 – Two McCarthy Tétrault lawyers have been recognized by Lexpert Rising Stars as emerging leaders within the legal profession, reinforcing McCarthy Tétrault’s position as a firm of choice for up-and-coming legal practitioners.

The recognition is bestowed each year upon leading Canadian lawyers under 40 who have made outstanding contributions to their practices, communities, and organizations.

“We are pleased that Pavan Jawanda and Stefanie Morand have been honoured with Rising Stars awards this year. It is a reflection of the outstanding leadership qualities these young professionals possess. Their dedication to client service, mentorship and, community involvement is evident and appreciated by clients and colleagues alike,” said Barbara Boake, National People and Practice Leader and partner.

Pavan Jawanda is an internationally recognized leading lawyer and partner in the Firm’s Vancouver office. His practice focuses on advising public and private companies and private equity firms on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, venture capital and other corporate and commercial transactions. He has advised on corporate transactions originating in over 25 countries across a number of continents, with a particular focus on Canada, the U.S., China, India and other parts of Asia. Pavan also previously practiced law in New York and Hong Kong for an international law firm, and is a Certified Public Accountant, an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Allard School of Law, an author and a frequent lecturer for the Canadian Bar Association. He is also the founder of a unique pro bono program with non-profit community partners that is dedicated to providing pro bono legal assistance to asylum seekers and refugee claimants from conflict zones who have young children and was previously the Vice Chair of a non-profit organization focused on supporting children with learning disabilities.

Stefanie Morand is a partner in the Firm’s national tax group and a recognized corporate tax planning expert who provides strategic and value-added advice. Her practice focuses on the tax-related aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (public and private), corporate reorganizations, real estate transactions and financings. She also frequently acts on tax structuring matters for Canadian pension plans, and advises on tax aspects of business operations. Stefanie is a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the tax representative on the Firm’s National Opinions Committee and a member of the Canada Tax Service Editorial Board. Stefanie is also a frequent presenter at conferences, seminars and courses, and has written and commented widely on income tax matters generally.

A complete list of Rising Stars awardees can be found on Lexpert’s Rising Stars website.


About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions 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.

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.

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