The Calgary firm will become part of McMillan, and all of its 30 lawyers and 70 staff will remain.
The merger, which will become official May 1st, will increase McMillan’s total workforce to 200 lawyers and 350 staff. Prior to the agreement, McMillan was a two-city firm with offices in Toronto and Montreal.
Thackray was formed in 2001 by the merger of Blain & Company and Evans Higa Burgess LLP. Many of the firm’s founding partners left larger Calgary partnerships in the late 1990s to establish a boutique corporate law firm that specialized in energy law.
This is the second merger in four years for McMillan, which merged in 2005 with Mendelsohn GP.
McMillan LLP, formerly McMillan Binch Mendelsohn LLP, is a Canadian law firm headquartered in Toronto. The firm specializes in business and natural resource law.