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Cassels Brock promotes 13 to partner

Friday, January 03, 2020 @ 10:38 AM | By John Chunn


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP announced that the following 13 lawyers have been admitted into the partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2020: Graham Brown, Carly Cohen, Steven Kennedy, Derek W. Levinsky, Danielle Maréchal, Jeremy Martin, Jeff Mikelberg, Ardy MohajerA. Chandimal Nicholas, Jennifer L. Poirier, Ross R. Ramgoolam, Monique Sassi and Aly Somani.

With the exception of Maréchal (Calgary) and Poirier (Vancouver), all of the partners work from the Toronto office.

According to the firm’s press release, Brown is a partner in the construction law and litigation groups. Brown represents clients from across the construction industry, including public and private owners, developers, contractors, subtrades, suppliers and consultants.

Cohen is a member of the litigation group. Her practice focuses on the litigation and resolution of commercial and franchise disputes.

Kennedy is a partner in the intellectual property (IP) group. He has experience in all areas of IP including trademark, industrial design, copyright and patent law.

Levinsky is a partner in the insurance and reinsurance group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on corporate and regulatory matters in the insurance industry.

Maréchal is a partner in the restructuring and insolvency group. She acts for lenders, court-appointed officials (receivers, monitors, trustees), landlords, purchasers, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, directors, trustees, receivers and monitors.

Martin is a partner in the litigation group, serving as a class action defence lawyer with a specialty in product liability and mass tort cases.

Mikelberg is a partner in the business law group with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity investments, venture capital financings and corporate reorganizations.

Mohajer is a partner in the real estate and development group, focusing on all aspects of commercial real estate law.

Nicholas is a partner in the IP group and is also a registered trademark agent.

Poirier is a partner in the securities group with experience acting for issuers and dealers in connection with public offerings, private placements and M&A.   

Ramgoolam is a partner in the real estate and development group. His practice is focused on commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, commercial financing and secured lending transactions.

Sassi is a partner in the restructuring and insolvency group, focusing on international and domestic corporate restructurings.

Somani is an partner in the business law group and serves as co-chair of the emerging companies group.