Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

As one of Canada’s top business law firms, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) provides exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Canada and around the world.

We focus on building long-term relationships with clients. We do this by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context.

Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive awards and top rankings. In 2020, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand in the Acritas Canadian Law Firm Index for the sixth time and fifth consecutive year. We also received the most top-tier rankings by practice area of any Canadian law firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In 2019, we were named Canada Law Firm of the Year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards for the 11th consecutive year. In addition, our lawyers continue to be recognized as leaders in their fields in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Canada’s leading guide to lawyers.

Blakes was also named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2020 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received 10 times since 2008.

Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated network of offices worldwide provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.

Blakes also enthusiastically invests in the communities where we live and work—from pro bono work to supporting diversity, women’s initiatives and the environment.

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve been on a constant quest to define best practices in professional services by delivering leading legal solutions to our clients worldwide.

TORONTO

Located in the heart of the city’s financial district, the Toronto office provides legal expertise in virtually every area of business law. We have the scope and flexibility to meet the demands of the most sophisticated Canadian and international clients. Because of our experience, we have the resources to provide dedicated client-service teams to each and every client.

In addition to our practice capabilities, the Firm maintains a comprehensive database of precedents and has one of the largest specialized legal libraries in Canada. This ensures our clients receive the most up-to-date, sophisticated legal advice, anywhere.

Contact: Bryson A. Stokes, Firm Managing Partner ([email protected])

CALGARY

Our Calgary office acts on some of the largest and most complex transactions in Canada and on major cross-border and international transactions, requiring expert legal advice, sensitivity to clients’ business objectives and a cooperative team approach. We have the experience and resources to provide timely strategic legal services for all types of business transactions and disputes.

We serve a comprehensive client base in all aspects of their business, with industry-leading energy expertise in one of the most advanced energy markets and regulatory regimes in the world. We also have vast experience supporting clients entering new and developing areas. We work collaboratively to offer comprehensive advice, and we are overwhelmingly dedicated to supporting the success of Canadian businesses and strengthening their place in the global economy.

Contact: Ben Rogers ([email protected])

VANCOUVER

Our office in Vancouver is one of the leading business law firms in British Columbia. In addition to advising clients locally, we advise major Canadian and international corporations with West Coast interests on a broad range of business issues, including corporate and commercial matters, securities, financial services, real estate, tax, mining, forestry and natural resources, government, environmental, First Nations and labour and employment.

The office also boasts a strong litigation practice, with particular emphasis on corporate and commercial matters, construction law, First Nations litigation, insolvency and administrative matters.

Contact: Peter J. O’Callaghan ([email protected])

MONTRÉAL

The Blakes Montréal office is staffed by practitioners who are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their fields of expertise. 

Montréal’s team of dedicated lawyers assist local and international clients in strategically managing their business interests in Québec and around the world. The scope of the Montréal practice is predominantly corporate/commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, financial services, litigation and class actions, technology, securities, real estate, and infrastructure (public-private partnerships).

Contact: Robert J. Torralbo ([email protected])

OTTAWA

Established in 1990, the Ottawa office provides legal expertise across various practices and industries and supports Blakes innovative inSource service delivery model.

Contact: Bryson A. Stokes, Firm Managing Partner ([email protected])

NEW YORK

Blakes opened its New York office to assist our US-based clients with Canadian elements of cross-border transactions and all other aspects of doing business in Canada. Although we do not practise US law, in order to assist our Canadian clients doing business in the US, we work closely with law firms in the Northeastern United States, the Midwest and California with respect to US legal matters. We also actively identify and promote Canadian business opportunities that may be of interest to our US-based clients.

The office liaises with each of our Canadian offices to solidify the Firm’s relationships with key US clients to ensure we are meeting their needs. It also serves as a base of operations for many of the Firm’s lawyers who frequently visit clients in the area.

On-the-ground cross-border experience in New York includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation, private equity and taxation.

Contact: Geoffrey S. Belsher ([email protected])

LONDON

Our London office advises businesses considering Canadian acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings, as well as advising on all other aspects of Canadian competition, tax, securities, trade and business law.

We also assist Canadian clients with interests in the UK, Europe and emerging markets, working in close cooperation with local law firms. The London office is well known for its representation of corporations in the mining, oil and gas, technology, infrastructure, and financial services sectors.

Contact: Ross Bentley ([email protected])

Lexpert-Ranked in practice areas
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Toronto, Ontario
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Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Montréal, Québec
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Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Asset Securitization
Asset Securitization
Toronto, Ontario
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Asset Securitization
Asset Securitization
Montréal, Québec
Repeatedly Recommended
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Banking & Financial Institutions
Montréal, Québec
Consistently Recommended
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Calgary, Alberta
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Toronto
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West Toronto, ON, Canada, M5L 1A9
(416) 863-2400
(416) 863-2653
Vancouver
595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7X 1L3
(604) 631-3300
(604) 631-3309
Calgary
855 2nd St SW, Suite 3500, Bankers Hall, East Twr Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 4J8
(403) 260-9600
(403) 260-9700
Ottawa
340 Albert St, Suite 1750, Constitution Square, Tower 3 Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1R 7Y6
(613) 788-2200
(613) 788-2247
London
23 College Hill, Fl 5 London, England, UK, EC4R 2RP
+44-20-7429-3550
+44-20-7429-3560
Beijing
1 Guanghua Rd, Unit 1050, South Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre Chaoyang District Beijing, , China, 100020
(106) 530-9010
(106) 530-9008
Montréal
1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 3000 Montréal, QC, Canada, H3B 4N8
(514) 982-4000
(514) 982-4099
New York City
126 East 56th St, Suite 1700, Twr 56 New York City, NY, USA, 10022
(212) 893-8200
(212) 829-9500