If you are a national or international law firm seeking local advice on a project or transaction in Saskatchewan or Alberta (or any province in Canada), don’t hesitate to contact us to hear more about how we can work together for the benefit of your client.
If you are a Saskatchewan-based firm and you need legal services in Ontario, contact us as we may be able to assist with agency work or connect you with our larger partner firms in Ontario with additional resources who can also assist.
In acting as local counsel, and in accordance with our core values of equality and mutual respect, we respect all relationships national and international firms have with their clients and strive only to enhance that relationship and never to undermine it.
Procido LLP lawyers have worked their way through the process of becoming equity Partners at national law firms. Our lawyers have led national groups within national law firms. We have spent time in Toronto. We were you – we understand you. We’re happy to act as local counsel, particularly in Saskatchewan, which is a jurisdiction with only one national law firm office. The most common service provided to national law firms is acting as local counsel in Saskatchewan on a purchase, sale, or reorganization transaction – which we are happy to assist with. We also review and localize any type of contract or agreement to comply with Saskatchewan law.
We have particular expertise in advising national law firms on Saskatchewan-specific legislation related to The Builders’ Lien Act (Saskatchewan), The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019 (Saskatchewan), The Homesteads Act, 1989 (Saskatchewan), The Power Corporation Act (Saskatchewan), and The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act (Saskatchewan) and any other local legislation.
We also provide local counsel to national firms acting for project developers on: (i) Farm Land Security Board exemptions for projects; (ii) First Nation Power Authority (FNPA) projects; (iii) advice on the role of SaskPower in Saskatchewan; and, (iv) the legislative process and role of the provincial government in creating legislation and regulation. Procido LLP lawyers have particular expertise in acting as local counsel on project permitting matters.