McCarthy Tétrault partners are named Lexpert Rising Stars

Toronto, November 5, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that its partners Sarit Batner and Robert Nearing have been named by Lexpert as Rising Stars — Leading Lawyers Under 40. Both partners were honoured at a dinner and awards ceremony in Toronto last night.

The prestigious award recognizes Canada’s leading lawyers and corporate counsel under the age of 40. Finalists are selected based on their legal accomplishments, business acumen, community involvement and peer reviews.

"We are extremely proud of Sarit and Rob," said Paul Boniferro, National Leader, Practices and People. "This is a well-deserved tribute to the leadership they emanate in the firm and the legal industry. We’re so pleased that our clients may benefit from their excellence."

Ms. Batner is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a significant trial and appellant practice, with a focus on complex commercial litigation and arbitrations. She has extensive experience in cases considering breach of contract, shareholder disputes, franchise claims, professional negligence and breaches of fiduciary duties. She has a record of success before all levels of courts in Ontario and often speaks and writes on matters of substantive law and procedure. She also teaches Trial Advocacy to both students and lawyers at the University of Toronto Law School and at Osgoode Hall’s annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Mr. Nearing is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group in Calgary. His practice focuses on tax aspects of innovative financing structures, M&A and complicated reorganizations, including complex cross-border transactions and intra-group restructuring. He has published in the Canadian Petroleum Tax Journal, Canadian Tax Highlights, Tax Litigation and Lexpert, co-authored Carswell’s Canada Tax Service Foreign Affiliates Guide, and has presented at the Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference, the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Annual Conference and Tax Executive’s Institute. Mr. Nearing is also active in the community through his involvement with JDRF.

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 and in 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.