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About TDS

When it comes to professional services, relationships matter and so does experience. Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS Law) has valued client relationships that go back generations. The firm has roots that run deep and one of the primary goals at TDS Law is to foster a culture where client relationships are entrenched in a equally solid foundation.

With the benefit of more than 125 years of service to Manitobans and to the legal community, TDS Law has become one of the leading full-service business, employment and advocacy and dispute resolution law firms in the Manitoba. The firm provides services in over 20 areas of practice to clients locally, nationally and internationally across every major sector.

TDS has long been recognized as a centre of excellence in the areas of corporate and commercial law, labour relations, employment law and civil litigation. The firm has been recognized by LEXPERT® (Canada's leading source of news and information about the business of law), on numerous occasions as being the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba. TDS Law has also been ranked and recommended by Chambers Global and recognized as one of the top regional firms in the prairies by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In addition, several of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized by Best Lawyers® in Canada and Lexpert as leaders in their respective practice areas.

Another attribute of importance to many clients is bench strength. With close to eighty lawyers and services offered in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Our professionals are assisted by a support staff of close to 100, including paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, accountants, systems and human resources personnel. We occupy four floors at Winnipeg’s premier business address, 201 Portage Avenue, in the heart of the City’s business district. This premier office space benefits clients by having access to our facilities which include numerous well-finished boardrooms of various sizes, as well as state-of-the-art HD video conferencing capabilities.

TDS Law is one of the founding members, and is the exclusive member firm in Manitoba for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

As part of the Lex Mundi global network, TDS Law can provide clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.

Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, TDS Law is able to seamlessly handle clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

The world is quickly changing around us and TDS Law is innovating and embracing technology as a means of providing clients with timely and efficient service. Whether it’s state-of-the-art HD video conferencing, allowing clients to reduce travel costs, or document management software allowing TDS lawyers to quickly retrieve and modify documents, TDS is investing in the future and evolving to proactively anticipate client’s needs and challenges .

TDS Law is rooted in the legal and business communities of Manitoba. We also encourage our lawyers to be significantly engaged in wider community matters and many have held and continue to hold positions of leadership in that regard.

When you retain Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, your initial contact may be with our Director of Operations, David Bailey or our Director of Client Relations, Mark Howe. They will ensure your matter is referred to the lawyer with the ideal level of experience in your field or, if necessary, they will assemble a team of lawyers to develop solutions to your legal issues.

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Acumen Corporate Development Inc., a strategic partner of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, focuses on providing North American companies with a structured, comprehensive approach to the planning and execution of growth by acquisition, financing and other strategic opportunities. Acumen spearheads the corporate development function for businesses, providing the experience and resources required to achieve extraordinary results.

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