Miller Thomson has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity WDG. Steve Pettipiere, one of the Partners served on the Board of Directors and in 2013, Trenton Johnson, also a Partner assumed that responsibility. “As a community focused law firm” remarks Thomas Manes, Partner, Miller Thomson takes pride in giving back to the community”. Thomas continues, “Habitat provides affordable housing and assists people buying a home for their family. This is such a basic community need, but it is so valuable and rewarding”. Miller Thomson is also very active with the Guelph Home Builders. “So being involved with Habitat”, adds Thomas, “meshes perfectly with our community focus and allows for our lawyers to use their expertise in serving the community.
Miller Thomson has a long and rich history of community service and takes great pride in giving back to the communities in which they practice. On both the national and local level, they support a number of community causes. Despite the increasing complexities and pressures of the practice of law, the lawyers at Miller Thomson continue to make community involvement a priority. Thomas states, “we consider community involvement to be an important and integral part of our professional obligations”.
In Miller Thomson’s local office, they have legal experts and specialists covering all areas of law, except criminal, to best service their clients including commercial and construction litigation, employment/labour, IP, commercial and residential real estate-acquisitions, financing arrangements, leasing, joint ventures, and development of housing projects and condominiums. They also have experts in corporate finance and securities with emphasis on RTOs and IPOs.
As an aside, Sharron from Habitat overheard a conversation by some guests at the recent Ultimate Habitat House Party of which Miller Thomson was a Presenting Sponsor. Clients were gathered and one in particular referenced the amazing guidance and professionalism she has received by the lawyers at Miller Thomson – they are the best was one of the remarks. Habitat for Humanity WDG is very thankful of the years of in-kind support and multi-year cash contributions that Miller Thomson extends to our Affiliate. As we embark on our 5-year Campaign, we are comforted that we can count on Miller Thomson and their team!