Coulson Aviation is one of those surprising and extraordinary companies you learn about every now and then. They are based in a small town in British Columbia - but have become an international powerhouse in the aerial firefighting industry, protecting the world from forest fires.
They are also a long-time client of our Vancouver firm, Lindsay Kenney LLP (LK) and will seek their recommendation for lawyers in other jurisdictions.
When Coulson was offered an opportunity to work in Chile, Angela Thiele, Partner at Lindsay Kenney had no hesitation in recommending Juan Tagle, Partner at MI’s Chilean law firm, Prieto Abogados.
Angela had initially met Juan at the Mackrell International conference in Chile – and it gave Coulson extra confidence that Angela shared that she had not only met Juan, but also his family, toured his firm and met many of his fellow lawyers; she had full confidence in making the referral.
Chile was going through some difficult times when Angela got in touch and it was great not just to reconnect but to know he and his firm would benefit from a new referral at that time.
Prieto initially helped Coulson Aviation negotiate a joint venture agreement and now they have plans to consolidate this business on a permanent basis, as there are lot of opportunities to grow and even to take it to other countries in the Latin America region.
Just another example of Mackrell International lawyers making connections that go beyond the legal and ultimately, smoothing international business.