A number one younger lawyer’s award factors to financial diversification

A number one younger lawyer’s award factors to financial diversification

Because the province embraces new alternatives, a rising star is acknowledged for bolstering innovation

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In November, Simina Ionescu-Mocanu was acknowledged with the Lexpert Rising Stars Award honouring main legal professionals throughout Canada underneath the age of 40. For this companion at Calgary legislation agency Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP (BD&P), that recognition mirrors not solely her skilled journey, however the evolution of each the legislation agency and the province of Alberta.

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She’s labored for BD&P since she was employed as an articling pupil in 2008 and have become a companion in 2018. Throughout that profession she’s labored on information that acknowledge the legislation agency’s management within the province’s vitality trade.

“As Alberta’s financial system diversifies, I’ve been given the chance to work in lots of new fields, together with agriculture, aviation, clear tech, healthcare, renewables and utilities,” she says. “We’re evolving as a agency, simply as Alberta continues to embrace so many thrilling new alternatives.”

BD&P is acknowledged for its willingness to encourage new expertise by pairing younger legal professionals with senior workers mentors and offering them with significant expertise on a number of the agency’s most complicated transactions. She credit the mentorship of agency companion, Kathy Pybus, and managing companion, Alicia Quesnel, who’ve labored alongside her on important information, together with one of many largest financing transactions in Canadian historical past.

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“Simina is an extremely brilliant and inventive younger lawyer who has labored onerous to realize a degree of experience the place she will advocate for shoppers in so many rising fields,” Pybus says. “Her skills totally replicate the breadth and depth of data, expertise, camaraderie and teamwork that include having labored collectively by means of varied levels of our careers.” 

She notes that BD&P’s complete authorized workforce is invested within the new alternatives the province is embracing.

“Alberta is thought for its vitality enterprise, however what was all the time on the root of it was an enormous ardour for innovation and pioneering new expertise,” she says. “As these innovators shift to renewables, LNG, hydrogen and fixing the technical challenges of carbon seize, it’s driving change in each the financial system and in our follow. It gives us the privilege of offering modern help with subtle shoppers who’re pushing the envelope.” 

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New methods of doing enterprise and the creation of completely new industries additionally require daring authorized approaches and options. 

“As a younger skilled, it’s thrilling to work with Alberta innovators on the forefront of financial transformation,” says Ionescu-Mocanu. “It permits us to share of their optimism. It’s an extremely thrilling time to be working in vitality in Canada — seeing the vitality future led by our very personal shoppers in Alberta.”

She additionally notes that she was born in Romania, immigrating to Canada together with her household in 1996.

“I had no private or enterprise contacts to start out with,” she stipulates. “Canada offered me with alternatives I don’t consider I may have had anyplace else. Alberta impressed me with a way of optimism and BD&P gave me the chance to completely develop my expertise. All of them made this award attainable.”

For extra data on Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP go to: https://www.bdplaw.com.

This story was created by Content material Works, Postmedia’s industrial content material division, on behalf of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP.

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