Focus On


Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  


■ Norton Rose Fulbright and Bull Houser, a regional firm in British Columbia, are merging, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Bull Houser, with about 90 lawyers, will join the larger British firm with more than 3,800 lawyers worldwide, with the combined company operating under the Norton Rose Fulbright name.

■ Sarah Corman and Jeff Feiner have launched Corman Feiner LLP in Toronto, a boutique focusing on commercial litigation and professional liability and regulatory matters. Corman works in commercial litigation and professional liability and regulation. She was with McCarthy Tétrault for 12 years. Feiner leaves McCarthy Tétrault, where he was a litigator for 11 years. He has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation, health law and professional liability and regulator disputes.

■ Dentons has formalized its merger with Australian law firm Gadens. The firm now serves 84 markets in Pacific Rim countries. “The launch of Dentons in Australia and Papua New Guinea is another step in our drive to connect clients around the world to lawyers who know the communities, the culture and the business and legal environment of the markets in which clients need a matter addressed or a dispute resolved,” said Joe Andew, Dentons’ global chairman.


■ Don Cranston of Bennett Jones’s Edmonton office has been elected as incoming president-elect of the Law Society of Alberta. He will serve on the society’s executive committee in 2017-18 and will begin a one-year term as president in February, 2018.