Canadian Lawyer recently profiled the growing lending team at Cassels in its article “Cassels Brock & Blackwell’s New Calgary Lending Team to Meet Needs of Local Clients.”
Says Jeff Oliver: “We couldn’t be more excited to bring in the breadth and depth of experience that we have done with this new team.” The expansion is the largest in a series of new hires and growth across the firm and “establishes our banking group as one of the largest in Western Canada.”
The five new partners in Calgary include Bria Fallen, Mike Hrabok, Sunil Joneja, David Kolesar, and Scott McLeman – bringing decades of experience advising financial institutions across North America.
Notes Scott: “As Cassels continues to grow in Calgary, we are excited to solidify the firm’s reputation as a leader in banking & lending for the region.”
Says Bria: “We are thrilled to bring our financial services bench strength to Cassels to expand the firm’s position in the national market. The opportunity to join a fast-growing Canadian law firm is exciting and unique. We are looking forward to working with the talented Cassels’ teams across the country to build the firm’s profile and continue to offer exceptional legal services.”
In addition to the lending team in Calgary, Cassels has added to its banking and specialty finance group in Toronto, with the arrival of Alessandro Bozzelli and Kori Williams. Says Kori: “It’s a thrilling time to be in the financial services sector and I’m excited to join a team of industry leaders and exceptional lawyers to offer unique banking and financial services to our clients in this fast-paced world.”