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McCreadie chosen as new managing partner of Dentons' Toronto office

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 11:10 AM | By Paula Kulig

Blair McCreadie has been selected as the new managing partner of the Toronto office of Dentons.

Blair McCreadie

Blair McCreadie

McCreadie, who has been with the firm for almost 20 years, is a partner in the employment, labour and pensions practice group, where he provides strategic employment, human rights and management-side labour relations advice to employers. He is currently recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of labour and employment law.

Prior to his new post, he made significant contributions to the firm’s administration and management, serving as manager of the Toronto employment, labour and pensions group and as a member of its Toronto management committee and the Ontario nominating committee.

McCreadie, who received his law degree from Queen’s University in 1999 and was president of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party from 2002-2008, was appointed to both the federal labour minister’s Advisory Council on Workplace and Labour Affairs, as well as the Ontario Bar Association’s public affairs committee.

"I am honoured that my partners have elected me to lead the Dentons Toronto office as the next managing partner,” he said in a news release. “I am excited to assume this new role and work with our team to create an innovative and leading law firm to service our clients in more than 60 countries around the world.”

“Blair’s dedication to our clients, extensive knowledge of the business and legal community in Toronto and strong leadership skills will make him an outstanding managing partner,” said Chris Pinnington, Dentons’ Canada chair and incumbent CEO.

Added Mike Kaplan, the firm’s outgoing managing partner in Toronto, “I am delighted that Blair has been chosen as my successor and I congratulate him on his new role.”