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42 Cassels Brock Lawyers Included in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016

Publish: 08/24/2015

Cassels Brock is proud to announce that 43 of our lawyers across 25 practice areas have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

We are particularly proud to note that partners Mark Bennett and Gordon Chambers were named "Lawyer of the Year" for Mining Law in Toronto and Vancouver, respectively. Only a single lawyer for each practice area in any given city is selected to be "Lawyer of the Year", and we congratulate Mark and Gordon on this notable achievement.

Newly ranked in Best Lawyers® for 2016 are Frank Robinson (Franchise Law) and Todd Robinson (Construction Law).

The lawyers included within this directory and their area of practice are listed below (in alphabetical order):

  • Chad Accursi – Natural Resources Law
  • Matthew Alter – Construction Law; Public Procurement Law
  • Mark Bennett – Mining Law (“Lawyer of the Year” – Toronto); Natural Resources Law
  • Wendy Berman – Securities Law (Litigation); Class Action Litigation
  • M. Joanna Cameron – Mining Law; Securities Law
  • Gordon Chambers – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law (”Lawyer of the Year” – Vancouver), Securities Law
  • Casey Chisick – Entertainment Law; Intellectual Property Law
  • John Christian – Securities Law
  • Robert Cohen – Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • John Craig – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Jane Dietrich – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Brian Dominique – Aboriginal Law; Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Jonathan Fleisher – Banking and Finance Law; Equipment Finance Law
  • Jay Goldman – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Gordon Goodman – Banking and Finance Law
  • Maxwell Gotlieb – Trusts and Estates
  • Terry Hall – Banking and Finance Law
  • Peter Henein – Product Liability Law
  • Chris Hersh – Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Lara Jackson – Securities Law (Litigation)
  • Shayne Kukulowicz – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Alison Manzer – Equipment Finance Law
  • Cathy Mercer – Natural Resources Law
  • Marc Mercier – Banking and Finance Law
  • Cameron Mingay – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Charles Newman – Banking and Finance Law
  • Tim Pinos – Class Action Litigation
  • Sheldon Plener – Sports Law
  • Darrell Podowski – Mining Law
  • David Redford – Securities Law
  • Brian Reeve – Insurance Law
  • Frank Robinson – Franchise Law
  • Todd Robinson – Construction Law
  • Jeffrey Roy – Natural Resources Law
  • Geoffrey Shaw – Franchise Law
  • Paul Stein – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Kristin Taylor – Labour and Employment Law
  • Jennifer Traub – Natural Resources Law
  • John Vettese – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Larry Weinberg – Franchise Law
  • Glenn Zakaib – Class Action Litigation; Product Liability Law


In addition, Cassels Brock is top-listed by Best Lawyers® 2016 in the following areas:

  • Top-Listed in Ontario, Canada in Mining Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top-Listed in Ontario, Canada in Natural Resources Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Mining Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top-Listed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in Natural Resources Law with 10 lawyers

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” This is the 10th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada®.