Ottawa (January 30, 2013) — The Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce the addition of three lawyers to the Estate and Family Law Litigation Group, headed by certified Family Law Specialist and Group Leader, Katherine Cooligan. The addition of Kathleen McDormand, Karen Hogan, and Alice Popovici to existing members Katherine Cooligan and Jennifer Jolly make this group Ottawa’s pre-eminent Estate and Family Law Litigation Group.

“In addition to a passion for law and a dedication to their clients, respected lawyers Kathleen, Karen and Alice bring specialized knowledge to the Group in key areas of family and estate law, with the added skills of providing service in French in both the provinces of Ontario and Quebec,” said Katherine Cooligan, partner and team leader of the Estate and Family Law Litigation Group at BLG. “Through our deep understanding of clients’ needs, our lawyers offer strategic advice to help navigate the complexities involved in obtaining necessary court determinations or consensual resolutions.”

Kathleen McDormand is an associate and practices primarily in estate litigation. Kathleen received her law degree from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2002 and Nunavut in 2010.

Karen Hogan is an associate with extensive experience in family law matters. Karen was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2008 and received her law degree from Queen’s University in 2007.

Alice Popovici is a bilingual associate with a focus on family law. Alice received her civil law degree from the University of Ottawa and her Master of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 2011. She was called to both the Quebec and Ontario Bars in 2011.

These lawyers join partner Katherine Cooligan and senior associate Jennifer Jolly at BLG’s Estate and Family Law Litigation Group. Katherine has extensive expertise in civil litigation, family law, and estate litigation with a focus in mediation of matrimonial disputes and negotiation of all forms of domestic; Jennifer’s expertise lies in family and estate litigation matters.

The Estate and Family Law Litigation Group at BLG offers strategic advice and is adept at resolving challenging family situations, including pre and post marital issues, and claims for support, custody and property division.

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