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Davis LLP

September 25, 2013 07:00 ET

Mary Buttery Wins Prestigious Lexpert Zenith Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 25, 2013) - Davis LLP is pleased to congratulate Mary Buttery, a partner in the firm's Vancouver office and co-head of the national Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, for being named a winner of the 2013 Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women Leaders in the Legal Profession.

"The firm is very proud of Mary's recognition," said Rob Seidel, Q.C., Firm Managing Partner of Davis LLP. "Mary is a respected practitioner in the legal industry, especially in the area of restructuring and insolvency; she is known for both her legal excellence and exceptional client service. Mary is a leading example of our firm's strong commitment to excellence."

Mary is one of only a handful of senior women in B.C. in the insolvency area, and she is an unofficial mentor to women within the firm, and to other women in the city who are in this practice area. Her passion for her work led her to participate in the establishment of the Western Canada chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) in 2011. IWIRC is a US-based not-for-profit association committed to the connection, promotion and success of women in the insolvency and restructuring professions worldwide.

Mary said she was honoured to be recognized with this prestigious award. "There are many talented women in the Canadian legal industry who have achieved a reputation of excellence, and being recognized as being one of them is very rewarding. I feel privileged to do the work that I do, to lead a great team at Davis that is recognized in restructuring and insolvency, and to have a group of clients that provide us with many challenging and interesting matters."

Mary has been involved in numerous significant insolvency files in British Columbia, and her expertise is recognized nationally. Specializing in the area of commercial insolvency, Mary represents financial institutions, debtors and creditors, receivers and trustees in matters related to debt restructuring, corporate reorganizations, loan workouts, fraudulent preference actions, bankruptcy and receiverships.

The Lexpert Zenith Awards honoured leading Canadian law firms, legal practitioners and law students in a ceremony held on September 24, 2013, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. This year's awards celebrate "Women Leaders in the Legal Profession". It honoured women leaders in the legal business community who have been change-agents for their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities.

About Davis LLP

Davis LLP is a full-service business law firm with over 250 lawyers across Canada and in Tokyo, Japan1. The firm has well-known and respected capabilities in core legal services, and is a leader in a number of niche markets. Davis LLP is described by Chambers Global as "a lean outfit that punches above its weight." The firm acts for Canadian and international clients, and is often involved in complex matters with an international dimension. For more information, visit www.davis.ca.

1 Through its associate office, Davis & Takahashi.

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