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Gowling WLG promotes 35 to partner in Canada

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 11:08 AM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced the admission of 35 legal professionals in Canada to its partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

The incoming partners possess a wide range of expertise across the firm’s business law, litigation and intellectual property practices. They are located in the firm’s seven offices in Canada.

“I am delighted to congratulate our new partners on this significant career milestone. We look forward to their ongoing contributions to the success of Gowling WLG and its clients across Canada, Russia, China and around the world,” said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada.

New partners in Toronto and their practice area:

Josh Almario, capital markets, corporate commercial, mergers and acquisitions (M&A); Natasha Carew, construction, commercial litigation, insurance; Kelby Carter, banking, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate;  Peter Doelman, capital markets, M&A, corporate commercial, private equity; Peter Gross, municipal law, real estate, cannabis; Matthew Karabus, class actions, commercial litigation, international arbitration; Charlotte McDonald, intellectual property (IP) litigation, IP, trademarks; Haddon Murray, commercial litigation, litigation and dispute resolution, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and Peter Zhang, natural resources, corporate commercial, private equity. 

New partners in Montreal and practice area: 

Ingrid Anton, banking, natural resources, construction, M&A, corporate commercial, infrastructure, real estate; Tina Aswad, employment and labour, equalities; Rachid Benmokrane, commercial litigation, corporate restructuring; and Alexandre Forest, commercial litigation, banking litigation, real estate, litigation and dispute resolution, commercial leasing, cannabis.

New partners in Ottawa and practice area:

Brieanne Brannagan, life sciences, medical defence and health law; Erin Creber, IP, litigation and dispute resolution, patents; Mark Faassen, medical defence and health law; Alex Gloor, life sciences, technology, IP litigation, patents; Mandy Lawson, medical defence and health law; Frédéric Lussier, IP litigation; Erin Page, medical defence and health law; Ryan Steeves, life sciences, IP, trademarks; and Jaime Wilson, insurance, litigation and dispute resolution, commercial litigation. 

New partners in Hamilton and practice area:

Jeffrey Kukla, corporate commercial; and James A. Riewald, corporate commercial, banking litigation, recovery services, commercial litigation.

New partners in Waterloo Region and practice area: 

Radhika Vaidyanathan, technology, corporate commercial, private equity; and Khiam Nong, employment, labour and equalities.

New partners in Calgary and practice area:

Jeffrey Coles, life sciences, technology, natural resources, IP, patents; Jordan Crone, construction and engineering, infrastructure, commercial litigation, natural resources, real estate; Mike Hrabok, banking and finance; and Krista Schofer, immigration, employment, labour and equalities, privacy and data protection.

New partners in Vancouver and practice area: 

Tara Amiri-Khaledi, natural resources, banking, life sciences, technology, corporate commercial, M&A, cannabis, fintech, blockchain and smart contracts;  R. Nelson Godfrey, technology, food and beverage, IP, cannabis; Matthew E. Mitchell, banking, infrastructure, corporate commercial, restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency, private equity; Lisa Thorne, life sciences, technology, natural resources, patents, IP; and Mark S. Wilke, life sciences, IP and patents.