Thrashers sale Law Firms

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  1. n00b1AnPr1nc355

    n00b1AnPr1nc355 Registered User

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    Does anyone know which firms were working on the thrashers/winnipeg deal?

    I would love to know if True north picked a local winnipeg firm or went with TO or NY? Same goes with the thrashers side.
     
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    Cooperalls Oiler Fan!!!

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    I caught that they thanked 3 guys from Aikens if I recall correctly. Chipman went on to thank a couple others I didn't pick up on.
     
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    Since it was a cross-border transaction, you can rest assured that there would have been both Canadian counsel and US counsel fully involved in the transaction on behalf of both parties.
     
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    Maybe I just didn't see it, but I was *shocked* that you didn't comment on the notion that the attorneys were billing time and a half on the holiday. It had been put forward a couple of times.
     
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    In the US, you are held to the rate defined in retainer agreement, unless changes are agreed on.
     
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    Chipman thanked Brian Lerner at the beginning of the announcement. He is a lawyer at Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson in Winnipeg. TNSE uses them quite extensively as counsel. An advertising campaign recently had them reveal they were counsel to TNSE during negotiation and construction of the MTS Centre.

    A little about Brian

    http://www.aikins.com/index.php/Our-Team/
     
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    He thanked Carm Peter first, for what that's worth.
     
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    Yea they are both very good lawyers and from Aikins. I have also heard the law firm was involved in selling the original Jets team.

    Who was the other person he thanked from aikins?
     
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    Rob Lee, IIRC.
     

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