DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes four new partners

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP welcomes four new additions to the partnership, effective January 1, 2019.

“The additions to the partnership are comprised of a group of outstanding professionals who have each proven themselves invaluable to their practice group, the firm and our clients,” said Canada Managing Partner, Robert Seidel, Q.C., “I am delighted to welcome them to the partnership and wish them all the best in this next exciting stage in their legal career.“

Ryan Campbell has been practising employment law in the Toronto office since joining the firm in 2015. Ryan advises employers on a broad range of workplace issues including occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, performance management, accommodation, allegations of human rights discrimination, terminations, investigations, and employment-related litigation. Ryan is often called upon to advise organizations in crisis situations, including industrial accidents, critical injuries and fatalities in the workplace, and executions of search warrants, and to defend clients in regulatory and quasi-criminal proceedings that may arise from such situations. Ryan also advises targets and acquirers with respect to human resources matters in corporate/M&A transactions and assists multinational corporations in establishing and maintaining operations in Canada to ensure compliance with local laws.

Andrew McFarlane joined the firm’s Toronto office as Counsel in 2014 and is a seasoned financial services and corporate/commercial lawyer, with a focus on aircraft and equipment financing, infrastructure and project financing and asset-based, syndicated and secured lending. He has acted for a range of aviation clients, including aircraft lessors, operators, financial institutions, corporate aircraft owners and investors. Andrew also has in-depth experience in the area of public-private partnership (P3) transactions. Andrew is a member of the American Bar Association’s Aircraft Financing Subcommittee and the National Air and Space Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He also sits on the Ontario Bar Association’s Personal Property Security Law Committee and is a member of the Toronto Opinion Group (TOROG). Andrew has been recognized for his expertise in aviation law by leading lawyer ranking guides, including Chambers Canada, Legal 500 Canada and Lexpert, in addition to being recognized with a Lexology Client Choice Award for his dedication to client service. 

Stephen Morris has been practising real estate law since joining the Toronto office in 2013. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real property transactions, including the financing, development, acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. Stephen represents builders and developers on land and building projects using various partnership, joint venture and co-ownership structures, and acts on behalf of financial institutions in respect of acquisition, development and operations financing. Stephen has also represented mining companies in respect of land acquisitions and financing associated with mining projects. His practice also involves assisting clients with commercial leasing matters, be it in the realm of office, industrial or commercial retail space. Stephen also works with the Banking & Financial Services Group, focusing on asset and share acquisitions and dispositions involving commercial real property matters.

David Spratley first joined the firm’s Vancouver office as an articling student in 2001. Since then, David has built a practice focused on intellectual property, information technology and privacy and e-commerce issues. David assists clients with creating, protecting, enforcing and commercializing technology and IP, drafting and negotiating IT outsourcing and services agreements and cloud computing agreements, implementing e-commerce solutions, drafting web site terms of use, and developing, distributing, licensing and supporting software and other technology. He also assists clients in complying with federal and provincial privacy legislation, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), promotional contest laws and gift card laws. David has been recognized for his expertise in information technology, intellectual property and technology law by Best Lawyers in Canada.