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September 28, 2017

Fillmore Riley LLP recognized in Chambers Canada 2018.

Fillmore Riley LLP received recognition in the areas of Agribusiness: Agriculture and Food Products—Nationwide Canada and in General Business Law—Manitoba in the recently released Chambers Canada 2018.

Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practising in all provinces and territories in Canada. Chambers Guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.

Chambers noted that Fillmore Riley is “universally acknowledged as a regional powerhouse for its impressive depth of expertise in agribusiness.” Chambers wrote that Fillmore Riley represents “a wide range of industry players, including farmers, grain handlers, grain processors, equipment manufacturers and agricultural trade associations and [provides] advice on acquisitions and divestitures, financings, restructurings, securities transactions and related litigation as well as compliance and regulatory matters.”

Chambers added that market commentators said the firm "punches above its weight." It is regarded by peers as "one of the dominant players in Manitoba" and a strong choice for "Western regulatory questions.” Only two Manitoba-based firms were listed in this sector. Jody Langhan is listed as a notable agribusiness practitioner.

In the area of General Business Law—Manitoba, Chambers Canada reported that Fillmore Riley’s team is known for its “extensive experience advising private enterprise clients on a wide range of business law matters.” Market sources recommended Fillmore Riley for its competency in banking, securities, tax and real estate law. The team “frequently assists with leasing and financing, acquisitions, secured transactions and reorganisations.”

Fillmore Riley’s Glen Peters, Cy Fien, Tim Dewart and Jody Langhan were identified as notable practitioners.

Chambers recognized managing partner Glen Peters for his strong corporate/commercial practice that focuses on acquisitions, financing transactions and real estate law.

Market commentators described Cy Fien as "extremely well respected" and "very renowned for his experience in tax law."

Tim Dewart received recognition as a notable practitioner in banking, corporate/commercial and real estate law.

Chambers reported that Jody Langhan’s peers view him as a “technically proficient lawyer” who practises in banking, real estate, transportation and agriculture sectors. He is known for his expertise in M&A, leasing and financing; he is also commended for his experience handling pensions and benefits and First Nations matters.

Chambers Canada was published for the first time in October 2015 and now publishes annually every fall. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, now covering 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. The rankings are based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers.