Tilly Gray is a partner and Director of Transaction Services at Cassels Brock.
Tilly leads the firm’s Transaction Services team, which focuses on continually seeking to improve both the quality and timeliness of the firm’s corporate and transaction-based legal advice and related services. In this role, Tilly co-founded and is responsible for the oversight of FourLines, a business division of Cassels Brock, that assesses, pilots, and implements specialized staffing models, streamlined workflows, and technology.
Tilly was formerly the firm’s Director of Practice Excellence – Practice Support, where she was responsible for enhancing the culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration among the firm’s members (including through training and mentoring, developing policies and procedures, developing and enhancing precedents and other practice resources, and facilitating the design and implementation of organizational and technical structures to create efficiencies and capture and disseminate the intellectual capital of the firm’s members). Tilly remains active in the legal knowledge management community in Toronto and is a member of the Toronto Legal KM Group.
Prior to that, Tilly was a senior associate in the Financial Services Group. Her practice focused on general corporate, reorganization, and finance matters, representing both borrowers and lenders in a variety of domestic and cross-border secured and unsecured lending transactions. Tilly was involved in the following notable transactions:
Wanting to provide the same support and mentoring that she received early in her career, Tilly was an inaugural member of the Women’s Practice Development Committee, is an award-winning mentor for her work with the Student Committee, and has taught as a sessional professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Law.