GTA managing partner to become nationwide leader
Miller Thomson LLP has elected E. Peter Auvinen as its chairman. He is a 30-year commercial litigation and insolvency practitioner, a two-term member of the firm’s national executive committee, and managing partner for the Greater Toronto Area.
Under Auvinen’s leadership of the GTA region, the firm opened its 12th Canadian office, establishing it as the only full service business law firm to be located in the rapidly growing York Region, the firm said in a news release.
Auvinen has also been a driving force behind both the GTA offices’ aggressive recruitment efforts of the past four years and the firm’s global initiative focused on the Nordic region. As the Nordic group leader, he provided strategic counsel to businesses in that region, as well as to their US-based operations whose foreign investment strategies include expansion into Canada. He is also the Honorary Consul to the Government of Finland in the GTA.
“I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow partners as chair,” said Auvinen, “and look forward to working with our lawyers to build upon the firm’s successes and chart a course for future growth and new opportunities.”
“As Miller Thomson moves into its next stage of evolution, we are excited to have Peter take the helm in leading the firm forward, continuing the entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering commitment to service excellence for which we are known,” said Jeff Grubb, most recently interim chair of the firm’s executive committee.