TDS Lawyers Recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2023


published 08/25/2022

Best Lawyers 2023 logo imageThe 17th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™ and its accompanying “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions have been publicly released and are available now on Only a single lawyer in a specific practice area and location is honoured with a "Lawyer of the Year" designation.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP is proud to announce that four of our partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” in Winnipeg.

Gordon A. McKinnon received the Best Lawyers® 2023 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg. He was also a recipient of the award in 2021.

Gregory J. Tallon received the Best Lawyers® 2023 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg. He was also a recipient of the award in 2021, and last year he received the award in the Corporate Law category.

Keith David LaBossiere received the Best Lawyers® 2023 Labour and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg. He was also a recipient of the award in 2021.

Sacha R. Paul received the Best Lawyers® 2023 Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg for the second year in a row.

TDS lawyers appearing in the 2023 directory

22 Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP lawyers were recognized across 17 practice areas in the 2023 edition of the annual directory The Best Lawyers in Canada™. Most of the 22 lawyers have appeared repeatedly over the past decade.

By Service Area

Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice

Robert J.M. Adkins Q.C. (since 2008)
Sacha R. Paul (since 2012)
William G. Percy (since 2009)

Administrative and Public Law

Jeff B. Hirsch (since 2014)
Gordon A. McKinnon (since 2015)

Banking and Finance Law

Michael A. Choiselat (since 2022)
Chrys Pappas, Q.C. (since 2008)
G. Bruce Taylor (since 2006)

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Gordon A. McKinnon (since 2016)
Lynda Troup (since 2023)

Corporate Law

Chrys Pappas, Q.C. (since 2006)
Gregory J. Tallon (since 2015)
P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C. (since 2006)
Richard L. Yaffe, Q.C. (since 2006)

Environmental Law

Sheryl A. Rosenberg (since 2008)
John D. Stefaniuk (since 2006)

Franchise Law

Gregory J. Tallon (since 2016)

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

Ross McFadyen (since 2023)
G. Bruce Taylor (since 2006)

Insurance Law

Gordon A. McKinnon (since 2013)

Labour and Employment Law

Adrian B. Frost (since 2012)
Keith David LaBossiere (since 2008)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Gregory J. Tallon (since 2015)

Natural Resources Law

John D. Stefaniuk (since 2008)

Real Estate Law

Robert J.M. Adkins Q.C. (since 2009)
Albina P. Moran (since 2012)
Chrys Pappas, Q.C. (since 2008)

Securities Law

Barry N. MacTavish (since 2008)
P. Michael Sinclair, Q.C. (since 2006)
Richard L. Yaffe, Q.C. (since 2006)

Tax Law

Frank Lavitt (since 2008)

Technology Law

Silvia de Sousa (since 2016)

Trusts and Estates

Caroline G.S. Kiva (since 2020)
Frank Lavitt (since 2015)



Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation and for the 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers recognized 6,902 lawyers in 77 practice areas. These awards are spread across 24 metropolitan areas and 1,120 law firms.  Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honour.

TDS would like to congratulate all the lawyers recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 peer-review process.


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