McInnes Cooper has completed its merger with LaFosse MacLeod. The merger, announced in late April, was effective as of May 29.
The merger is seen as an opportunity for McInnes Cooper to strengthen its presence in the Cape Breton market, according to Kevin Kiley, Managing Partner of McInnes Cooper.
“After enhancing our offering in Cape Breton last year, we recognized a strategic opportunity to expand our legal and advisory services in this growing and important area of the Atlantic region,” said Kiley.
This merger follows McInnes Cooper’s successful integration with The Breton Law Group in September 2022, and it further extends the firm’s reach in the local market.
Ian Parker, partner at LaFosse MacLeod, expressed excitement about the opportunities the merger brings for their clients and team. By combining their resources, knowledge, and experience, they will be better equipped to serve the Cape Breton market and beyond, he said.
Jack Graham, chair of the board at McInnes Cooper, expressed satisfaction with the second merger in Cape Breton, highlighting the shared values and commitment to client service excellence that will benefit their clients. He also emphasized how this merger aligns with the firm’s strategic goals outlined in their five-year business plan, which focuses on business growth, engagement, and innovation.
LaFosse MacLeod, a Cape Breton law firm based in Sydney, currently has two lawyers and three staff members. Their client roster includes the insurance industry, public sector, service industry, and not-for-profit sector.
With over 200 lawyers and more than 200 professional resources, McInnes Cooper brings a wealth of complementary experience to LaFosse MacLeod’s clients.
The merger, effective as of May 29, 2023, will result in the firm operating under the name McInnes Cooper.