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50 Cassels Brock Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

Publish: 08/10/2016

Cassels Brock is proud to announce that 50 of our lawyers across 30 practice areas have been named to the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers®, the strongest showing ever for the firm.

We are particularly pleased to note that partners Paul Stein and Thomas Isaac were named "Lawyer of the Year" for Mining Law in Toronto and Aboriginal Law in Calgary, respectively. Only a single lawyer for each practice area in any given city is selected to be "Lawyer of the Year", and we congratulate Paul and Tom on this notable achievement.

Newly ranked in Best Lawyers® for 2017 are Jeffrey Oliver (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring), Andrea Fitzgerald (Mining), Bernice Karn (Information Technology), Colin Ground (Mergers and Acquisitions), Derek Ronde (Franchise), Jason Arbuck (Banking & Finance) and Shane Hardy (Intellectual Property).

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
  • Jason Arbuck – Banking and Finance Law
  • Mark Bennett – Mining Law; Natural Resources Law
  • Wendy Berman – Securities Law (Litigation); Class Action Litigation
  • Gordon Chambers – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Mining Law, 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
  • Andrea Fitzgerald – Mining Law
  • Jonathan Fleisher – Asset-Based Lending; 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
  • Colin Ground – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Terry Hall – Banking and Finance Law
  • Shane Hardy – Intellectual Property Law
  • Peter Henein – Product Liability Law
  • Chris Hersh – Competition/Antitrust Law
  • Thomas Isaac – Aboriginal Law "Lawyer of the Year - Calgary"
  • Lara Jackson – Securities Law (Litigation)
  • Bernice Karn – Information Technology Law
  • Shayne Kukulowicz – Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Jeffrey Oliver - 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
  • James Morand – Taxation 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
  • Derek Ronde – Franchise Law
  • Jeffrey Roy – Natural Resources Law
  • Geoffrey Shaw – Franchise Law
  • Paul Stein – Mining Law “Lawyer of the Year – Toronto”; Natural Resources Law
  • Kristin Taylor – Labour and Employment Law
  • Jennifer Traub – Mining Law; 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® 2017 in Mining Law and Natural Resources Law for both Toronto and Ontario.

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 11th edition of Best Lawyers in Canada®.