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4 January 20224 minute read

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes Partner Roderick C. Payne, Tovah Moffat and Bryce Wells ‎to the Edmonton office

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is delighted to announce that Roderick Payne has joined the firm as a Partner in the Edmonton office. ‎Rod has over 27 years of experience assisting clients on a broad range of oil and gas, construction, employment and commercial litigation matters. ‎Also joining the Edmonton office are associates Tovah Moffat and Bryce Wells.

Rod has acted on substantial disputes in the construction industry ranging from power plants and diamond ‎mines to general commercial sites. ‎Rod also has extensive experience advising employers and senior employees on wrongful dismissal, unfair competition, and  interference with contractual relations. ‎ He has successfully appeared in every level of court in Alberta, as well as the Federal Tax Court and Federal Court ‎of Appeal and is a member of the Northwest Territories bar, where he litigates construction disputes and ‎advises indigenous and Métis corporations and organizations. ‎

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Rod was the Firm Principal at the highly regarded Edmonton boutique firm, Hustwick Payne, during which time he built a strong reputation for his commitment to quality and integrity while ‎assisting corporate clients on complex litigation matters.‎

Tovah Moffat maintains a general practice with a focus on Business and Corporate Law. She regularly advises clients in the areas of corporate governance, corporate ‎reorganization, contract negotiations, shareholder disputes and mergers and acquisitions and‎ has represented clients before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.‎ Tovah received her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan.‎

Bryce Wells has a broad civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on construction law, commercial contract and lease ‎litigation, shareholder disputes and debtor-creditor matters, and regularly provides strategic advice to ‎clients in these areas.‎ He has appeared before the Provincial and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and has participated in ‎alternative dispute resolutions. Bryce has an educational background in finance and accounting.‎‎

“We are delighted to welcome someone of Rod’s considerable background and experience to the Canadian firm,” said Robert Seidel, Q.C., Canada Managing Partner. “Rod has an exemplary reputation as a top-notch litigator and strategist who represents a roster of prominent clients on transactional and contentious matters covering all areas of commercial law and general litigation. His addition to the firm, as well as the addition of two talented associates, will greatly enhance the capabilities and standing of our Edmonton team.”