Mark Young* is the firm’s immediate past Managing Partner, having held that position for 17 years and serving throughout that term on the firm’s key partnership committees, including its Executive Committee. Mark currently serves as Chair of the Pensions Fund Group and as a member of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee. He is also the Co-Founder of FourLines, a business division of the firm which acts as its process improvement incubator.
Under Mark’s leadership as Managing Partner, Cassels added to its Toronto business base by opening offices in both Vancouver and Calgary and strengthened its position as a leading business law firm in Canada which provides legal and business solutions to multinational, national, regional and local entities.
Mark is actively involved in FourLines, which fosters collaboration on innovation opportunities, and assesses, pilots, and implements streamlined workflows and the most current technology in order to improve both the quality and timeliness of the firm’s legal advice and related services.
Drawing on his management experience, coupled with his practice background in public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and the financing strategies applicable to such transactions, Mark now provides strategic legal advice to key clients of the firm in a variety of sectors, including private equity and pension fund investments, higher education and mining.
Mark continues to assist in the management of the firm, lending his experience and expertise to special projects in areas such as industry and client team building, innovation and process improvement, and associate development and retention.
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