Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) lawyer, Stephen Porco will be leaving TDS to pursue new opportunities with Manitoba Justice in the Legislative Counsel Division, effective February 12, 2021. The partners, associates, students, and staff of TDS extend our best wishes to Stephen in his new chapter. 


Anyone wishing to contact Stephen should contact Samantha Carruthers, his former legal assistant at


Stephen practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law and taxation, with a focus on corporate reorganizations and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate transactions and development. Stephen's practice also includes professionals (such as doctors and dentists) and charities and non-profit organizations.


Prior to becoming an Associate, Stephen spent the summers of 2011 and 2012 as a Summer Student with the firm.