Saskatoon

Providing national reach to Canada’s leading natural resource economic driver

Miller Thomson's move into Saskatchewan earmarks a time of remarkable economic growth in that province, making it a significant player in the Canadian economy. Saskatchewan is the largest potash producer in the world, accounting for 30 percent of total production and hosting approximately 50 percent of the world’s potash reserves. Canada’s highest grade uranium is produced in Saskatchewan and the province will also soon become the largest producer of conventional oil in the country.

The 2011 merger with Balfour Moss, one of Saskatchewan’s oldest and most established law firms, is one in a series of strategic mergers designed to extend and deepen Miller Thomson’s national reach.

The firm built its reputation serving financial institutions and representing a wide range of clients in joint ventures, financings, partnerships, shareholder agreements and other forms of commercial contracts. Our Saskatchewan offices represent a diverse and varied array of clients, including institutional lenders, local national and international businesses and is active in the real estate development sector, franchising, criminal law, mergers and acquisitions and environmental law and regulation. Strong litigation and administrative law practices have become our signature.


History

With roots running over 100 years deep, members of the office have achieved eminent distinctions. Two former members are currently Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan and two others are retired Justices of that Court. Two others are Justices of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. One former member was a Senator and previous to that served as a Member of Parliament. Two former members have held seats in Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly and one other has served as Mayor of Regina. We are proud of this recognition and of the people who made it possible.

1895

James Balfour, K.C. founded the firm with an aim to serve the needs of the growing agricultural community.

1920’s

Reginald M. Balfour, Q.C., brought his skill as an advocate to his father’s law firm.

1952

R. James Balfour, Q.C. (Reginald’s son) joined the firm, specializing in corporate law. He served as a Member of Parliament for Regina.

1965

R.M. Balfour was appointed a judge at Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

1965

John Moss, Q.C., one of Saskatchewan’s foremost litigation lawyers, joined the firm.

1975

Robert Milliken, Q.C., joined the firm bringing as a client the largest agricultural corporation in Saskatchewan (founded by his father).

1979

R. James Balfour, Q.C. was appointed to the Canadian Senate.

2011

Balfour Moss merges with Miller Thomson, a Canadian-based national law firm.

2013

To allow for continued growth and to better serve its clients, the Saskatoon office moved to the new Thomson Jaspar building.

 
300-15 23rd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0H6
Canada
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Telephone: 306.665.7844
Toll Free: 1.855.665.7844
Fax: 306.652.1586

Contacts


Office
saskatoon@millerthomson.com

Office Managing Partner
Rick Van Beselaere
rvanbeselaere@millerthomson.com

Director of Administration
Betty Hartman
bhartman@millerthomson.com