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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM  

■ Four new partners have joined Aird & Berlis LLP’s tax and estates group, Neil Bass, Rachel Blumenfeld, Ed Esposto and Angelo Gentile. Bass is a highly acclaimed practitioner in tax litigation and commodity taxation, including GST/HST, provincial sales tax and international customs duties. Blumenfeld specializes in trusts and estates, personal tax planning and charities and not-for-profit law. Esposto has practised exclusively in the area of wealth management for over 20 years. Gentile is experienced in the area of tax litigation and commodity tax, including GST/HST and provincial taxes. The group now has 19 lawyers and four clerks.

■ Blaney McMurtry LLP has added four new partners, Varoujan Arman, Jessica Grant, Jasmine Samra and Tobin Horton. Arman joins the firm’s commercial litigation group and handles matters ranging from shareholder disputes and oppression claims to debt collection and enforcement of foreign judgments in construction law. Grant, whose practice focuses on personal injury, professional negligence and defence of public authorities, will work with the insurance litigation group. Samra is a member of the corporate and commercial group. She focuses on corporate and commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. Horton joins the insurance litigation group. His personal injury practice focuses on defending claims involving motor vehicle accident, tavern liability, occupiers’ liability, product liability and professional negligence.

■ Nadia Campion is a new partner at Polley Faith LLP. Campion, formerly with Lenczner Slaght, brings more than a decade of experience in complex commercial litigation.