McDougall Gauley LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

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What the team is known for Robust team, credited for its work on behalf of local and national corporate clients in commercial and financial transactions, restructurings and securities matters. Further noted for its ability to advise on real estate, tax and insurance matters. Also highlighted for its in-depth knowledge of the energy, banking, healthcare and construction sectors.

Notable practitioners

Dion Tchorzewski operates a broad practice that includes significant experience of commercial real estate transactions. Interviewees note that he does an "absolutely fabulous job."

Ian Sutherland is a "highly knowledgeable lawyer who is active in the insolvency and restructuring space."  He advises a wide array of clients on insolvency and bankruptcy law, as well as commercial litigation.

Michael Milani QC is highly acclaimed for his commercial lending and insolvency practice. "He is practical, knowledgeable and well respected," noted one source, further highlighting that he is a "very strong lawyer, who knows the market inside-out."

Nancy Hopkins QC has established a particularly strong reputation for her expertise in tax and M&A. Sources describe her as an "excellent" practitioner and highlight that she is "a knowledgeable and quality lawyer" in the tax space.

Regina-based Ryan Laidlaw acts for clients on banking and corporate transactions, financing and wider corporate governance matters. One interviewee described him as a "solid lawyer" who is experienced in lendingtransactions.

Stuart Wicijowski concentrates his practice on secured lending, commercial real estate and venture capital financing, representing pension funds and financial institutions. "He is a capable and knowledgeable lawyer who takes reasonable positions," market commentators report.

William Nickel has a broad corporate practice which sees him advise clients on transactional matters, including both securities and privatisation deals, among others.