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Miller Thomson adds to its ranks in Toronto, London and Vaughan

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 1:57 PM | By Paula Kulig

Miller Thomson LLP has hired a partner and four new associates at its offices in Toronto, London and Vaughan, Ont.

Kristy Balkwill, who joined the firm’s tax group in Toronto as a partner, will focus her practice on international tax structuring, income tax advice on cross-border M&A transactions and global corporate reorganizations.

After graduating with a law degree from Queen’s University in 2006, Balkwill was called to the Ontario bar in 2007 and spent a decade at Baker & McKenzie LLP, practising in Toronto, New York, Geneva and Zurich. She received a master of laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009.

Sakina Fazel has moved to Miller Thomson’s Vaughan office, north of Toronto, as an associate in the real estate group. Her practice involves all aspects of real estate acquisitions, dispositions, condominium/subdivision law and financing. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, in 2012 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2014. She then joined Brattys LLP, also in Vaughan.

Hind Noori has joined the firm’s London office as an associate in family law. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Alberta in 2014 and receiving her call to the Alberta bar a year later, she practised at the Calgary boutique firm of Bell and Stock Family Law LLP. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2016.

Dan Doliner and Alexandra Ormond are new associates in the firm’s Toronto office. Doliner practises corporate, M&A and securities law in the business law group. He previously practised law in Israel, where he was called to the bar in 2006. He later received a master of laws from Osgoode in 2015 and was called to the Ontario bar this year.

Ormond, who was also called to the bar this year after receiving law degrees from Michigan State University in 2014 and the University of Ottawa two years later, specializes in private client services, with a focus on trusts and estates, and personal tax planning.