OTTAWA – J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Asfar to Manager, Legal & Corporate Affairs. Asfar previously held the role of Legal Counsel at JLR for the past two years and is excited to oversee and continue to improve upon JLR’s legal and corporate governance functions.
In this new role, Asfar will continue to be responsible for advising on day-to-day corporate governance, employment, and commercial legal matters, including conducting reviews and negotiations for key company projects and handling of miscellaneous legal-adjacent matters. Asfar will also take over leadership of a team of administrative and legal staff along with the document retention team.
“I enjoy problem solving and creating positive outcomes for JLR clients,” says Asfar. “Being 100% employee owned extends to the corporate culture. JLR is both a professional and fun work environment with a shared sense of pride and ownership for our accomplishments.”
Asfar empowers employees and provides the tools to work effectively. His approach to legal challenges at JLR involves balancing formal legal principles with practical business insights, while working with the firm’s employees and subject matter experts.
“Mark is deeply valued for his hands-on experience and legal expertise while leveraging his practical knowledge to the advantage of his team, JLR staff, and clients,” says Saverio Parrotta, JLR President and CEO. “He has a passion for his work and is the right choice to foster collaboration and trust within and outside the firm.”
JLR congratulates Mark Asfar and looks forward to the insight and expertise he will bring to this new role.
As a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, JLR provides high quality, fully integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to clients in the private and public sectors throughout Canada and internationally. Proudly 100% employee owned and completely Canadian, JLR has seven offices across Ontario supporting a wide variety of projects across seven key markets. Nearly 70 years of business experience places JLR at the leading edge of design innovation and delivery of successful projects. For information on how JLR can help with your next project, please visit www.jlrichards.ca.
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