Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP and MLT Aikins LLP are happy to announce they are going to be becoming a member of forces on December 1, 2022. Including Hakemi & Ridgedale, a number one litigation boutique in Vancouver, will enable MLT Aikins to supply its shoppers a broad vary of litigation providers in British Columbia.
“Hakemi & Ridgedale’s distinctive litigation expertise provides to the depth and breadth of our Vancouver presence and to our agency’s general litigation bench energy,” stated Aaron Runge, managing associate of MLT Aikins. “MLT Aikins is a rising agency. We stay up for welcoming your complete Hakemi & Ridgedale group and introducing our full service providing to their spectacular group of shoppers.”
Established in 2012, Hakemi & Ridgedale is a revered industrial litigation boutique acknowledged as a Main Agency in Dispute Decision in British Columbia by Authorized 500 and as a Benchmark Litigation really useful agency. Led by identify companions Tom Hakemi and Lisa Ridgedale, Hakemi & Ridgedale has obtained quite a few Canadian Legislation awards.
“We’re happy to hitch the MLT Aikins group and convey our litigation expertise and consumer portfolio to a agency that spans throughout your complete West,” Hakemi stated.
Hakemi & Ridgedale has expertise in a variety of civil litigation issues, together with company and industrial disputes, securities litigation, administrative regulation, and defamation regulation. The agency’s attorneys act for shoppers in a number of sectors, together with personal fairness and investments, monetary providers and banking, mining, assets, vitality and infrastructure, development, actual property, and retail and client markets.
Tom Hakemi advises shoppers in advanced enterprise disputes typically involving alleged breaches of economic contracts, together with shareholder and partnership agreements, allegations of fraud, defamation, anti-competitive conduct, and violations of securities legal guidelines. He additionally acts for shoppers being investigated by securities regulators.
Lisa Ridgedale advises shoppers concerned in enterprise disputes and regulatory enforcement actions, along with advising shoppers on compliance with securities legal guidelines. She additionally acts for shoppers concerned in civil proceedings and attracts on her previous expertise as a prosecutor for the British Columbia Ministry of the Legal professional Common and senior enforcement counsel on the British Columbia Securities Fee.
“By becoming a member of MLT Aikins, we’ll be capable of higher serve shoppers by benefiting from the mixed assets and expertise of considered one of Western Canada’s most acknowledged regulation corporations,” Ridgedale stated.
MLT Aikins LLP is a full-service regulation agency of greater than 270 attorneys with a deep dedication to Western Canada and an understanding of the market’s distinctive authorized and enterprise landscapes. Established in 1879, MLT Aikins is the 13th largest regulation agency in Canada (Lexpert, American Lawyer Media), with workplaces in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.