Press Release

Hitting for ‘the Cycle’ Guarantees a Win!

In baseball, hitting for the cycle is a rare event and usually guarantees a win. At Wickwire Holm we are delighted to announce four great ‘hits’ which not only guarantee our success in the game at hand, but also for the foreseeable future.

As a nod to our past and his integral role in our firm in the early years of his career, Jim Isnor has returned to our ranks bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to our Business Law group. Jim has spent the last 16 years with the provincial Department of Justice where he provided legal counsel to a host of government departments and agencies on matters ranging from the preparation of legislation and regulations, to negotiating and drafting intergovernmental agreements and other contractual arrangements. Jim was also general counsel to a number of the provinces’ crown corporations and regularly provided opinions and advice concerning the affairs of government.

Jim will play a strong leadership role in our Business Law group and will bring his incredibly valuable insight into the workings of government and the intricacies of large transactions.

Michael Bourgeois graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalusie in 2016. Prior to beginning his legal career, Michael worked in industrial relations, representing a major national employer on a number of grievance arbitrations and providing guidance to management on the interpretation and implementation of the terms of the collective agreement. Michael now plays a pivotal support role in our burgeoning Labour and Employment Law group.

Emma Marie McIntosh hails from the shores of Dartmouth and grew up on her lakes. Emma is also a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie and was ‘virtually’ called to the bar in June. Emma Marie was the recipient of a number of significant scholarships and awards during her time at Dalhousie and she now brings her award-winning talent and personality to our Dispute Resolution group.

Rounding out the cycle is Kyle Peck. Kyle was also ‘virtually’ called to the Bar in June after graduating from the Schulich school of Law at Dalhousie in 2019. Kyle is a proud (is there any other kind) Cape Bretoner, and, not surprisingly, already has a rich history of community involvement and contribution. Kyle will be a terrific addition to our Business Law and Real Estate groups.

It is safe to say that these four great people are all “Holm” runs!

In another historical moment, the end of June marked the retirement of our name sake partner, Carl Holm. Carl spent the past 50 years in the practice of law and for the past number of decades has enjoyed a reputation as one of Canada’s preeminent corporate practitioners. We will surely miss his wise counsel and ‘unique’ sense of humour and wish he and Jody, along with kids and grandkids, many more good times and memories!

We are excited about our future and look forward to serving existing and new clients in this challenging and ever-changing environment.