July 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Edmonton - Dentons Canada LLP (Dentons) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carman McNary, Q.C., as Managing Partner of the firm's Edmonton office.
A long-time partner and former chair of the firm's National Tax Group, Carman's practice encompasses all areas of taxation and corporate law with emphasis on compliance and dispute resolution with government agencies, and on corporate tax strategies, structures and governance of tax risk.
"Carman's knowledge of the Edmonton legal environment, combined with his strong leadership and management skills, impeccable judgment and unparalleled commitment to clients make him an outstanding Managing Partner," said Dennis Picco, outgoing Managing Partner in Edmonton. "I am delighted that the partners have selected Carman as my successor and wish him every success during the course of his term."
In addition to his many practice and firmwide commitments, Carman is active in the Edmonton community and sits on several Boards for private corporations and not-for-profit organizations, including his work as Chair of the Edmonton Community Foundation. He is a highly sought-after speaker on a number of topics in the area of taxation for the Canadian Tax Foundation, and was a sessional lecturer in taxation for the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta.
"I am honoured and humbled that my partners have chosen me to represent Dentons' Edmonton office as its next Managing Partner," said Carman. "I am excited to assume this new role and to build on our firm's commitment to consistently provide our clients with high quality, effective and efficient business and legal solutions."
Carman has been consistently recognized as one of Canada's leading lawyers by both Best Lawyers and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in tax law by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2013.
"I look forward to working with Carman in his important new role as our Edmonton office's Managing Partner," said Chris Pinnington, Dentons' Canada Chief Executive Officer. "He is a strong leader and excellent lawyer who is committed to our clients' needs and our firm's vision, and he brings a wealth of experience and insights with the Edmonton market. I would also like to thank Dennis Picco for his hard work and dedication through his five years in the role."
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2013 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and startups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.
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