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 2018 in the following areas: Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Franchising, Hospitality, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Product Liability, Restructuring/Insolvency, Corporate/Commercial: Ontario and Real Estate: Ontario. The firm's international capabilities in Mining and Franchising were also recognized by Chambers Global 2018.
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.
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.
Jeremy MartinSeptember 20
Riding the rails en route to the inaugural Advocates’ Society End of Term ball in Montreal. See you at nerd prom!
Christie E. GibsonSeptember 20
Just got back from a settlement hearing at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal – it was a busy day there, as everyone tries to navigate the new Rules!
Carla PotterSeptember 6
Getting excited for the launch of a book on Equipment Finance that I wrote with Jonathan Fleisher!
Jeffrey MikelbergAugust 22
I’m drafting a services agreement between a cannabis producer and a secure transportation company.
Christie E. GibsonAugust 7
Trying to navigate the waters of the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal tests, and catching up with our articling students who have just started their term.
Christopher HorkinsJune 24
Hosting a meeting of The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (aka “YASC” – I’m on the exec) in our firm’s boardroom. Young litigators from all over Canada are attending in person and by phone.
Kyle SimpsonJune 12
Working towards closing a convertible debenture financing in connection with a reverse take-over transaction, and some preliminary matters for a proposed M&A transaction for a client in the mining industry.
Christopher HorkinsMay 28
Just got back from conducting a judgment debtor examination. It’s a beautiful day for a thorough examination of an opposing party’s financial circumstances and exigible assets! #nomoneymoproblems