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Cassels Expands in Calgary & Toronto, Solidifies Top-Tier Lending & Finance Team


Cassels is excited to announce the addition of seven new partners to its Lending & Finance Group.

In Calgary, Bria Fallen, Mike Hrabok, Sunil Joneja, David Kolesar, and Scott McLeman bring decades of notable experience advising top-tier financial institutions. In Toronto, Cassels welcomes noted practitioners Alessandro Bozzelli and Kori Williams to the team.

Jeffrey Oliver, Lead Partner, Calgary: “We are delighted to welcome this enormously talented and dedicated team to Cassels. I am confident that a combination of their strong knowledge of the market and breadth of experience will further position Cassels as a leading Canadian legal firm, offering a broad range of services that include specialized banking, transaction, and financial services, in an exceptional manner. This 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.” Four associate lawyers have also joined the firm to support the growing team in Calgary.

Scott McLeman, on the decision to join Cassels: “We are delighted to be joining one of the largest and most innovative financial services practices in Canada and work with an exceptional team of talented people across the country. 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.”


In conjunction with the growth in Calgary, the addition of Alessandro and Kori in Toronto serves to further enhance our offerings nationwide.

Chuck Rich, Chair, Financial Services Group: “Kori and Alessandro add enormous depth of experience and a deep understanding of complex financings to our national lending and finance team. Cassels continues to attract the best practitioners in this space, and our clients benefit from the enthusiasm and commitment of our partners in this practice.”


The Lending & Finance Group at Cassels offers specialized legal services for financial institutions, non-traditional lenders, and business owners, including asset-based lending, real estate finance, acquisition finance, syndicated finance, and project financing.