McCarthy Tetrault LLP Profiles Four Partners
McCarthy Tetrault LLP is a global law firm providing legal services on a broad range of matters. In addition to advising on domestic and international interests, the firm has substantial presence in London, UK, and major Canadian commercial centers. In this article, we profile four of the firm’s principal partners: Don Davies, Barry Ryan, Michel Deschamps, and Michael McIntosh. Read on to learn more about these outstanding lawyers.
McCarthy Tetrault LLP’s Don Davies has made a name for himself in the Canadian legal market. He created a law firm that valued relationships with clients and cultivated a competitive environment. He emphasized that the team of lawyers should be able to access client data at all times. This strategy helped him win clients in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, insurance, and technology.
The national financial services practice of Barry Ryan McCarthy Tetrault LLP is led by the Toronto-based lawyer. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry, debt financings, credit restructuring, project finance, and regulatory affairs. Barry has worked with major banks and institutional investors in Canada and abroad on a variety of matters. He also has extensive experience in the Canadian and global capital markets, as well as international banking transactions.
Michel Deschamps is a partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Montreal. His practice is focused on banking law, commercial real estate, and secured transactions. He is a frequent speaker and writer and teaches banking law at the University of Montreal. He chairs the law review and the Secured Transactions Committee of the Quebec Bar. In addition to being a partner at McCarthy Tetrault, Michel is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and a member of UNCITRAL.
Two former partners of McCarthy Tetrault LLP are joining new firms. Former Calgary-based lawyer J. Michael McIntosh joins Blakes in Calgary. Meanwhile, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP names Chris Steeves as a partner. Both were previously heads of the tax practice groups at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. While the firm’s overall reputation may be a bit weaker, its lawyers are noted for their ability to deal with high-profile matters.
Rene Sorell, counsel in our Business Law Group, practices securities law exclusively. She has experience with all aspects of securities law, including public company mergers and acquisitions and fixed income marketplaces. She has also served on the Board of Partners of the firm and appeared before securities regulators. She has a broad range of experience and a proven track record of successful client outcomes. She is well known in the industry.
The insurance team at Nancy Carroll McCarthy Tetrault LLP is a multidisciplinary group of lawyers. They help clients navigate Canada’s regulatory landscape and provide general advice across the country. They focus on general business and insurance law, including corporate and regulatory law. Nancy Carroll is the lead in the group, while fellow lawyers include Hartley Lefton and Hovsep Afarian. They handle a variety of complex insurance-related matters, including disputes and fraud.
The eponymous partnership of Simon Potter, McCarthy Tetrault LP, is a highly regarded Canadian law firm. Potter has a broad range of experience, having fought cases in almost every federal court and before countless regulatory boards and tribunals. He laments that the evolution of large law firms to be self-sufficient has had unexpected consequences. For example, in-house education programs have left many lawyers with little time outside the office.