TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is pleased to announce our expansion of the firm's Toronto office with the addition of four new partners: Robert Fonn, Vaughn MacLellan, Derek Sigel and Kevin Fritz, effective August 1, 2015. Robert, Vaughn and Derek will enhance the firm's securities and corporate finance group and Kevin will further strengthen the firm's tax practice. The addition of this group of experienced lawyers signals our strategic growth in Canada.

"Since our combination with DLA Piper LLP (US) on April 17, 2015, our firm has been focused on a steady pace of growth across our Canadian offices and Toronto is an important aspect of this plan," said Rob Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. "Each of the lawyers joining us has demonstrated leadership, a dedication to excellence and an unwavering commitment to the best in client service. We are excited to welcome these talented lawyers to the partnership."

Robert Fonn practises corporate and securities law, primarily relating to corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions mandates. His practice consists of advising on securities and business law matters, with particular focus on domestic and cross-border corporate finance and merger & acquisition transactions (including friendly and contested take-over bids and proxy contests).

Vaughn MacLellan practises in the areas of securities and corporate finance and corporate/commercial law. His practice focuses on advising issuers and investment dealers with respect to securities law matters generally, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities compliance matters. Vaughn has experience acting on behalf of clients in a variety of industries including the mining, technology and real estate sectors.

Derek Sigel's practice is focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the technology, telecommunications, electronic commerce, broadcasting and resource sectors. His practice has involved private financings, public financings, stock exchange listings, stockholder arrangements, corporate reorganizations and venture capital fund formation.

Kevin Fritz is focused on tax law, including corporate and personal tax planning, with a particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and business restructurings. Kevin also has experience in the tax structuring of mutual funds, income trusts and other investment products. He has acted for a wide array of clients, both domestic and international, including individuals, governments, Crown corporations, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes.

"As we stated when we combined with Davis, the evolution of our presence and capabilities in Toronto are key components of our strategy," said Roger Meltzer, global co-chair and co-chair of the Americas for DLA Piper. "The addition of this premier group is an important first step in that regard, and we look forward to their contributions and to the continued expansion of our capabilities in this important market."

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is well-positioned to advise our clients with both national and international interests. The addition of these partners cements the firm's commitment to provide our clients with leading market expertise in all sectors, while delivering an outstanding level of client service.

About DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

DLA Piper's Canada practice was established in April 2015 with the combination of Davis LLP and DLA Piper LLP (US).

With over 260 Canadian lawyers delivering services in more than 50 practice areas, we provide unparalleled value to our clients by combining the deep resources of a global firm with the highest level of personal service in the business.

Our historic areas of focus include energy, natural resources, infrastructure, development, litigation, transportation and the related corporate and finance areas.

Contact Information:

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Robert Seidel, QC
Canada Managing Partner
+1 (780) 429-6814