TORONTO, Jan 25 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – McMillan Binc…

TORONTO, Jan 25 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP announced today that Andrew J. F. Kent will be succeeding Managing Partner Graham W.S. Scott and assuming the title of Chief Executive Officer for the firm. Mr. Scott returns to practicing law full-time and will be directing the firm’s growing
health law practice.

“This is the next step in the evolution of McMillan Binch Mendelsohn”,
said Mr. Scott. “Andy Kent’s tremendous reputation in the business community
will allow us to take the firm to great new heights by expanding and
strengthening our core competencies in the area of business law”.

“Graham Scott’s leadership at McMillan Binch Mendelsohn has resulted in a
stronger firm at both our Toronto and Montreal offices,” said Mr. Kent. “Among
his many accomplishments as Managing Partner was the internal restructuring of
the firm and our merger with Mendelsohn GP, significantly expanding our range
and reach in the practice of business law.”

Mr. Kent intends to focus his energies on external firm issues such as
strengthening its overall practice areas while continuing to carry on an
active practice himself. To support that vision, Mr. Kent has appointed Mickey
Yaksich as Chief Operating Officer, to manage internal matters for the firm.

“This is an exciting time for McMillan Binch Mendelsohn”, enthused Mr.
Kent. “I am particularly looking forward to building on the firm reputation as
leaders in private markets practice and promoting the terrific work done in
our public markets practice.”

About Andrew J.F. Kent
Andy Kent practises business law with a focus on corporate restructuring,
lending and private mergers and acquisitions. He is recognized both nationally
and internationally as one of the leading Canadian restructuring and banking
practitioners and is listed in many domestic and international directories
including LEXPERT’S 500 leading lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global Guide to
the World’s Leading Lawyers.

About McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP
McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP is a leading Canadian business law firm.
With offices in Toronto and Montreal, the firm is at the forefront in serving
the financial sector, domestic and international corporations and governments,
with a depth of expertise in the following core areas: financial services,
restructuring, competition as well as mergers and acquisitions. Key to the
firm’s success is an emphasis on collaborating on fresh ideas and a
multi-disciplinary approach to handling complex transactions efficiently.
McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP has an operational philosophy based on its core
values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional

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