Dale & Lessmann LLP is very pleased with the addition of Anne-Marie Widner to the firm's Real Estate practice group. Anne-Marie has a broadly based commercial real estate practice with extensive experience in the areas of leasing, acquisition, disposition and land development across several sectors including retail, commercial, industrial, not-for-profit and educational and religious institutions.
A delegation of 20 judges from High People’s Court, Intermediate People’s Courts and other courts in Fujian Province attended a presentation on legal systems and IP protection in Canada. The presentation was made by D&L Partner Dr. Sean X. Zhang, on January 25, 2016 at the Firm's office in downtown Toronto. A lively interactive discussion followed the presentation, exploring and debating pros and cons as reflected in the differences between the systems in Canada and China, and learning from the delegation the court practices and recent judicial reforms in China.
With the full retirement of David Dorsch and Michie Garland on December 31, 2015, the transition of their clients to Dale & Lessmann LLP is now complete.
This has been a multi-year process led by David and Michie to ensure that all of their clients continue to receive the highest standard of legal work, delivered in a cost effective manner.
Dale & Lessmann LLP congratulates David and Michie on their many years of excellent client service and wishes them well in retirement.
Samuel H. Carsley has joined Dale & Lessmann LLP as an Associate in Corporate Commercial and Securities Law.
Sam joined Dale & Lessmann LLP as an associate in 2015 after practicing at another downtown Toronto firm. His practice focusses on corporate and commercial law and securities law. Sam has acted for clients in a number of industries such as technology, food manufacturing, natural resources, professional services and television production in matters ranging from day-to-day legal issues to transactional work.
Sam also has extensive experience in securities and corporate finance having acted for issuers in numerous forms of financing, takeovers and reorganizations as well as assisting with their continuous disclosure obligations and corporate governance issues.
In addition, Sam acts for early stage companies, assisting them in areas of corporate governance, corporate organizations, financing, commercial agreements and other contractual matters.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Hoffman and Chad Finkelstein who have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Franchise Law.