Our lawyers are recognized for their expertise in various practice areas and industries and represent clients on a wide range of big deals and cases.
Cassels Brock is ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers Canada 2016 in the following areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Ontario, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Franchising, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Real Estate: Ontario and Restructuring/Insolvency. The firm's international capabilities in Mining and Franchising were also recognized by Chambers Global 2016 and the firm was additionally recognized for a sixth year in a row by Chambers Latin America 2016 as a leading Canadian firm in the area of Mining Projects.
To ensure our students' success we provide them with first-hand, real experience. Read about the types of work that our students have performed.
Robyn Blumberg (Osgoode)
On a summary judgment motion, I was invited to attend the cross-examination of our client and the opposing party on a professional responsibility issue. From there, my involvement with the file developed: I did case law research on a variety of relevant issues used directly in the law section of the factum, prepared the book of authorities and created mini-summaries to provide an overview and principle of each case, which was used by counsel during presentation. The opportunity to go to the summary judgment motion and witness the practical applicability of each of these elements pulled the entire experience together.
Xi Chen (Osgoode)
I was given the opportunity to survey the state of a particular industry in Canada’s Northern Territories and to analyse the legal regulatory environment of that industry in order to assist a client in making an important business decision. The project allowed me to learn about a niche subject of law while at the same time broadened my knowledge about Canada’s Arctic North.
Jenna Clark (Dalhousie)
I worked closely with a small team of lawyers from our securities group on a bought deal financing in which we acted for a company. The lawyers involved me in all stages of the transaction, from beginning to closing, and introduced me to the clients. It was a great learning experience and I gained exposure to many different aspects of securities work.
Michael Garbuz (Toronto)
I had the opportunity to play a key role in a major real estate transaction. The most exciting part was getting to spend an afternoon with the client to close the deal, and subsequently attending the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. It was exciting to see the immediate implications of all the work we had done.
Benjamin Goodis (Windsor)
I was involved in a matter involving the Canadian Competition Bureau, where we acted for a client that was being investigated for its alleged involvement in price-fixing. I helped prepare documents and was able to participate in the hearing with other lawyers from the firm, the client, and representatives from the Competition Bureau.
Lauren Grossman (Toronto)
One of my most memorable summer student experiences has been watching the trial of, and being involved with, one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in Canadian history. It has been so interesting to watch momentous events unfold in person and then read about them later in the news.
Arend Hoekstra (UBC)
I had the opportunity to work on a financing deal for a mining company. I drafted certificates and resolutions, and coordinated with outside counsel from Switzerland, Barbados and Guatemala on the deal. It was a wonderful opportunity with a lot of delegated responsibilities. I was able to interact with almost everyone involved and felt like an integral part of the team.
Christie E. GibsonJune 28
Pulling together a development application with a client - so checking out lots of interesting reports and colourful maps and drawings!
Christopher HorkinsJune 15
Reviewing an expert report for a product liability case to the best of my scientific abilities (i.e. faded memories of old Bill Nye episodes).
Jeremy MartinJune 2
Helping a client out with a new arbitration clause. There's a huge trend these days towards building in mediation and negotiation before arbitrating. I say, don't put a padlock on an ejector seat.
Ardy MohajerMay 23
Drafting a purchase agreement and leaseback for a car dealership. Hoping for a friends and family discount on my next car purchase.
Christie E. GibsonMay 23
Helping a client prepare a development application today. Lots of interesting things to review, including wind studies and arborist reports! It’s fun being involved with a project literally from the ground up.
Kyle SimpsonMay 18
Reviewing a final prospectus in connection with a public offering and getting ready for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight. Hoping it goes to Game 7!
Christopher HorkinsMay 12
On a conference call prepping our client for discovery and getting PSYCHED for 4 days of discoveries in Winnipeg next week!