Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Quarterly Newsletter

Oct 6, 2010 | Corporate Member News

In this issue:

  • Tendering and Procurement: Will Your Liability Clause Withstand the Tercon Test?
  • Correct Debtor Descriptions for Registration Under The Personal Property Security Act
  • Retention and Preservation of Insurance Policies
  • Aggressive Tax Planning – How Aggressive is Too Aggressive?
  • Employees Are Thinking About Unionizing? Employers Use Caution When Communicating with Employees 
  • Sixteen TDS Lawyers Recognized Nationally as Among the Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Supports the Global Business-to-Business Forum Centrallia 
  • Highlighted Blog Post 

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About TDS:

With the benefit of more than 100 years of service to Manitobans, TDS has become one of the leading full-service business, employment and civil litigation law firms in the Province, with approximately seventy-eight lawyers. TDS has lawyers who provide services to its clients in both official languages and also in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Greek. Our professionals are assisted by a support staff of about 100, including paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, accountants, systems and human resource personnel. We occupy four floors at Winnipeg’s premier business address, Canwest Place, in the heart of the City’s business district. We encourage our clients to make use of our facilities which include numerous well-finished boardrooms of various sizes.

TDS has long been recognized as a centre of excellence in the areas of labour relations, employment law and civil litigation. Recently, LEXPERT® The Business Magazine for Lawyers recognized us as being the only Manitoba firm at the centre of its “Bulls-Eye” of firms practicing corporate law in the Province. For every challenge that confronts business people in this Province, we have the expertise necessary to develop creative solutions in a timely and cost-effective way. A number of our Partners have been recognized by LEXPERT® and THE BEST LAWYERS IN CANADA® as being among the best lawyers in the country in their particular areas of practice.

TDS was one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms and we continue to be its only Manitoba based firm. This organization, with its 160 firms, has members in every province of Canada, state of the United States and 100 countries throughout the world. Lex Mundi firms practice in more that 50 areas of law and, in order to qualify for and maintain membership, firms must meet strict quality control criteria. Lex Mundi has a no-cost, initial consultation policy that allow us, as a member firm, to obtain a preliminary understanding of the relevant legal considerations pertaining to our clients’ affairs in the various jurisdictions in which Lex Mundi has representative firms.

We have embraced technology as a means of providing clients with timely and efficient service. Our document management software allows us to quickly retrieve and modify documents and make efficient use of our knowledge base. We also subscribe to both the LexisNexis Quicklaw and WestlaweCarswell® services, being the premiere legal research databases available in Canada, which enable us to conduct detailed searches of legislation, decided cases from both courts and administrative bodies and scholarly articles published in legal journals throughout the western world, in order to ensure that the legal advice we provide to our clients is the most current presently available.®

TDS is rooted in the legal and business communities of Manitoba. We also encourage our lawyers to be significantly engaged in wider community matters and many have held and continue to hold positions of leadership in that regard. 

When you retain Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, your initial contact may be with our Managing Partner, Donald G. Douglas. He will ensure your matter is referred to the lawyer with the most expertise in your field or, if necessary, he will assemble a team of lawyers to deal with the issue.

Acumen Corporate Development Inc. an affiliate of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, focuses on providing North American companies with a structured, comprehensive approach to the planning and execution of growth by acquisition, financing and other strategic opportunities. Acumen spearheads the corporate development function for businesses, providing the experience and resources required to achieve extraordinary results with ingenuity, insight and in-depth business intelligence.

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