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Mandell Pinder LLP

Aboriginal Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Stellar firm with a long history of representing Aboriginal peoples in a broad variety of matters relating to title and treaty rights, land and natural resources and business development. Advises on consultation and accommodation as well as reconciliation agreements. The team also advises Aboriginal governments on finance and taxation and employment. Experienced in handling joint ventures between First Nations and investors in the real estate sector. The firm offers experience before various trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Its disputes experience also includes a strong emphasis on ADR, including advising on inter-tribal disputes.

Strengths

Interviewees note that the firm has "a really good reputation in the market" and "does good work."

Notable practitioners

Brenda Gaertner advises her clients on matters such as Aboriginal title and rights, and economic development. Interviewees note her "really interesting work" concerning fisheries.

Partner emeritus Louise Mandell is a seasoned lawyer who is very well reputed for her expertise in Indigenous law. She has experience acting for a range of First Nations clients on both litigation and settlement negotiation.

Rosanne Kyle is a highly respected practitioner with substantial regulatory and litigation experience. She represents First Nations clients before environmental assessment panels and regulatory bodies.

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Nationwide - Canada

Aboriginal Law - Representation of Indigenous Peoples


Brenda Gaertner
Band 3
Louise Mandell QC
Senior Statespeople
Rosanne Kyle
Band 2