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 was ranked as a top firm in Bloomberg’s 2011 Global and Canadian Mining Deals League Tables. Our firm was ranked first by deal count and third by deal volume as Issuer Advisor for global mining and Canadian equity deals. The firm was ranked third by deal count in global mining M&A deals. In addition, Cassels Brock is ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers Global 2012 in the following areas: Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Ontario, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining, Energy: Power, Intellectual Property and Restructuring/Insolvency.
To ensure our students' success we provide them with first-hand, real experience. Read about the types of work that our students have performed.
Chris Selby (Western)
I was involved in a litigation matter that received national media attention over the course of the summer. I did case law research and assisted the lawyers on the file with drafting written submissions. I was also given the opportunity to attend the oral arguments at the Federal Court in Ottawa. When we received the Court’s judgment, a lawyer pointed out that the judge had quoted an excerpt from our factum that was taken from a memo I wrote.
Stephanie Voudouris (Osgoode)
I was given the responsibility of drafting a grant application for a client. The supervising lawyer gave me the opportunity to run the client meeting.
Max Rothschild (Dalhousie)
Each student is assigned a project to complete over the entire summer, and my project was to compile a list of film and television production incentives available outside of Canada and the US. I’m a major film buff and so I loved the chance to get a new perspective on how the industry operates. I learned why the producers of some of my favourite films decided to shoot in certain locations, and discovered the impact major franchises could have on a jurisdiction’s tax system. Very cool!
Samuel Yorke (Toronto)
Travelling to act as proxy for a client at a creditors meeting.
Jeremy Bornstein (Western)
This summer I had a chance to work on the Nortel insolvency. I was able to learn about mediation in cross-border insolvencies and contribute to a landmark bankruptcy affecting the lives of people around the world.
Jessica Lee (Osgoode)
I was involved from start to finish on a bought deal with the Securities group starting with the initial due diligence and ending by sitting in on the closing call with the clients, underwriters and opposing counsel.
Clara Lee (Windsor)
I attended court for the first time to adjourn a case on my own. I was surprised I was asked to go on my own, but it was such a great experience that I started taking on more litigation work.
Luke Gill (Toronto)
This summer I had a wide variety of work from almost every area of practice at the firm. This included working on a research memo on Aboriginal law, drafting closing documents for a major corporate transaction, preparing a defence for a small litigation file and working directly with a major client to manage their ongoing contractual obligations related to mining claims.
Jared Puterman (Osgoode)
I acted as one of the main client contacts for an M&A transaction and prepared documents for a multi-million dollar credit facility. It’s interesting because lawyers are not just explaining the deal, I’m an integral part of the team.
Leonard Loewith (Dalhousie)
I was able to attend and participate in a very interesting and contentious/hostile pre-trial conference before a well-known judge.
Kyle Simpson (Western)
One of the most interesting files I worked on this summer was the going private of a major Real Estate Investment Trust. Three other summer students and I worked closely with a number of partners and associates in helping to prepare and amend documents for the deal and run the closing room. It was a great experience to be involved with such a big deal and be able to see the whole process carried out first hand, this early on.
Stephen Henderson (Toronto)
Reviewed the company records of a granola bar manufacturer. They sent samples.
Josh CalderonApril 12th
Closing a major refinancing and getting ready to pack boxes for my move this weekend!
Jennifer ReedApril 12th
Reviewing closing documents to ensure that our client has all of the security that they expected to receive after a change to the borrower’s corporate structure.
Melissa WrightApril 12th
Drafting a rider to a tax opinion discussing the general anti-avoidance rule.
Stefanie BaldassarraApril 12th
Preparing replies to deficiency motions in regard to a Copyright Board hearing for the renewal of an online music service tariff.
Elle MorrisApril 12th
Going for coffee with two articling students to talk about summer travel plans!
Christopher HorkinsApril 12th
Doing some recon on potential expert witnesses and prepping for a call with co-counsel in London and NYC.
Eric MayzelMarch 21th
Only two days left until the Cassels Brock Cup. Good luck to everyone who is participating in the moot.
Josh CalderonMarch 21th
Working on a cross-border restructuring and wishing for warmer weather...should arrive any day now.
Chad AboudMarch 19th
Working with the Ontario Securities Commission on its final comments in order to obtain a receipt for a final prospectus.