February 24, 2016

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA–(February 24, 2016) – Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) is excited to announce that a lease has been concluded with TN Square Inc., under which the firm will become the first Manitoba-based business to be a tenant in True North Square in downtown Winnipeg. TDS is proud to join with other anchor tenants, The Sutton Place Hotel Company and The Bank of Nova Scotia, in the creation of True North Square.

Donald G. Douglas, CEO and Managing Partner of TDS, said, “This project will be the most important downtown development in Winnipeg in a generation. When the Partners learned of the transformative move that True North was undertaking, we made the strategic decision to step up and play a key role in this exciting project.“ Douglas adds, “Just as our predecessors played a leading role in the development of 201 Portage Avenue some 25 years ago, we are confident that the present and next generations of our lawyers will continue that legacy in True North Square.”

TDS’ promise as an anchor tenant is that the firm will create a state-of-the-art office that will be fitting for the vision that True North has for this incredible project. Through the use of highly efficient space design and leading edge technology, TDS will consume fewer resources and will step up to the challenge of creating an environmentally friendly workplace. The firm’s office will be ultra-modern and highly efficient. It will focus on making the best possible use of space, technology and natural light.

Keith LaBossiere, Partner and True North Square Project Leader at TDS said the firm is very proud to be the first business – with headquarters in Manitoba – to join True North as a founding partner in True North Square. “We are passionate about this project. Today, we are calling on other businesses to join us. We have signed a lease for the top 3 floors of the magnificent 17-storey office tower that will be constructed at True North Square. There is room for more businesses to make the commitment and be part of this project” says LaBossiere, who, at age 45, as of next January, will assume leadership of the firm as its CEO and Managing Partner. LaBossiere continues, “We made the strategic decision to be a founding partner and anchor tenant because we know it will be in the best interests of our firm, our clients, the City of Winnipeg and the Province.”

Douglas adds, “The law office we are creating will be unlike any law office you have seen before in this region. We are committed to providing our current clients and lawyers, as well as their next generations, with premises that will meet and exceed their present and future requirements for more collaborative relationships while taking full advantage of state of the art technology. We will be more agile, flexible and efficient in how we work and serve our valued clients.”

For additional information visit the TDS website at www.tdslaw.com.

About TDS

TDS is a leading Manitoba-based law firm, providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm’s 85+ lawyers provide services in over 25 areas of the law and deliver corporate development services through its strategic partner Acumen. TDS offers the most extensive geographic coverage in Manitoba, with 10 full-time and part-time law offices in the province. TDS is also 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.

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