MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP (“MLT”) is one of Western Canada’s most well-established and respected law firms. MLT is an expertise-based, full-service firm of 120 lawyers providing coverage across Saskatchewan and Alberta from offices in both provinces’ major cities. The firm has been practicing in Western Canada since 1920 and has an intimate knowledge of the region’s business, legal and political landscapes. MLT is ranked as the leading law firm in Saskatchewan by Chambers Global.
Consistent with Western Canada’s resource-rich economic base, MLT has extensive experience in all aspects of mining, natural resources and energy law, including large-scale acquisitions, share issues and financing transactions, and joint venture enterprises. More generally, MLT’s practice provides a comprehensive array of legal services to businesses that includes: commercial litigation and class actions; insolvency and restructuring; insurance law; corporate and project financing; mergers and acquisitions; real estate development; labor and immigration; tax litigation; Aboriginal law; agribusiness; technology and privacy; and intellectual property. A number of the firm’s lawyers are also registered patent and trademark agents providing a full range of intellectual property services from licensing and registration to enforcement.
MLT’s corporate and commercial lawyers have participated in most of the major industrial, resource and infrastructure development projects undertaken in Saskatchewan. The firm’s litigators carry a reputation as innovators who are comprehensively prepared for action at all levels of courts, boards and tribunals in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. MLT has one of the largest dedicated labor and employment groups in Western Canada, and our tax litigators have won important decisions on tax and mineral royalty issues. Working with multinational corporations and local exporters has given the firm’s lawyers cross-border and international experience across a spectrum from the listing of share offerings on U.S. exchanges to assisting employers with the movement of skilled workers between Canada and other countries. Thirteen former partners have been appointed to the judiciary of Saskatchewan, one of MLT’s most distinguished senior lawyers is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and three of the firm’s most experienced litigators are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.