TDS’ Approach to Working with In-House Counsel
TDS understands when we collaborate with in-house counsel, we are an extension of the team. It is important that we understand our role, and value the role of in-house counsel. Many private practice lawyers have the technical knowledge to solve problems in-house counsel have; however, TDS believes that the client experience matters too, and not just the results. TDS’ core values, our collaborative approach, and our client service mindset sets us apart from other options.
For more than a decade, TDS has conducted client feedback interviews with in-house counsel to gain a deeper understanding of how we can provide greater value to in-house clients. We also collaborate with TDS alumni (who are now in-house) to develop programs to educate TDS lawyers on the distinctive nuances and challenges of being in-house. We use these insights to direct our approach to collaboration with in-house counsel.
In-House Counsel Clients
TDS’ in-house counsel client base includes private and public corporations, crown corporations, and government agencies. A few of our valued clients include:
Services for In-House Counsel
TDS works extensively and seamlessly with in-house counsel from across Canada and internationally.
Global Legal Services: As the exclusive Lex Mundi member firm in Manitoba, TDS acts as the central point of contact for in-house counsel who need to manage international legal matters. In these situations, TDS brings in trusted external counsel from local jurisdictions around the world.
“Since its 1990 beginning, TDS has been The Boyd Group’s external counsel in Manitoba. However, due to the reach of Boyd’s operations, the services provided by TDS have (by necessity) extended beyond the borders of Canada. Working with TDS and its Lex Mundi partner firms, TDS has provided Boyd with seamless cross-border transaction services (including financing and acquisitions), allowing Boyd to access advice from reputable, leading law firms across Canada and the U.S. The high quality of the work, and the service provided by both TDS and its Lex Mundi partners, have both been helpful and reassuring, as we know that we are receiving quality representation both in Manitoba and beyond.” – Peter Toni, General Counsel, The Boyd Group.
TDS’ team of Partners, Associates, Articling Students, and Paralegals professionally handle hundreds of matters per year for in-house counsel across more than 30 areas of law.