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How Nigerian Born Lawyer Bought Canadian Law Firm Where He Interned For 3 Years 

Nigerian-born lawyer, Charles Osuji has recently acquired  a 37-year-old Canadian law firm where he interned for 3 years.

Charles  was accepted as an intern  in the law firm when he was called to the bar in 2014, after moving to Canada in 2011.

Nigerians in recent years especially in the last three decades have stamped their authority in various professions globally, breaking records and putting the Nigerian flag on the global horoscope of greatness in Sports, tech, literature, entertainment, fashion, and most recently LAW.

Osuji and Smith Lawyers

The under-40 lawyer had first become a managing partner two years after he joined the law firm before buying it. He mentioned that when his principal, Mr. Jim smith who he was a partner, mentioned he wanted to sell his stale and retire, he made him an offer her could not reject.

Aside from expanding the staff capacity, Charles has also opened a second site, which is four times bigger than the first one. Charles Osuji’s firm is the biggest Black-owned law firm in the Province of Alberta and one of the largest in Canada.

Osuji Charles

He has received quite an impressive arsenal of awards such as the 2022 Best Lawyers, the 2020 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada (Canadian Lawyer), and the 2022 100 Most Influential Black People in Canada, amongst many more.

Charles Osuji

Charles Osuji is launching a project tagged “A foot in the door initiative”. A foot in the door initiative Is intended at allowing internationally-trained lawyers as well as newcomers to join the firm in a volunteer capacity and become exposed to the legal system or process in Canada for a specified period for them to find their footing.

They would also have access to information, the lawyers in the firm, and their respective network of clients, colleagues and partners. They would participate in court proceedings, client meetings, seminars, conferences, and similar types of exposures also helping them to secure jobs.

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