SOURCE: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

September 30, 2013 11:12 ET

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Marks 125th Anniversary

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 30, 2013) - October 4, 2013, will mark the 125th anniversary of Cassels Brock. In that time, the firm has grown from a two-person partnership to one of Canada's foremost business law firms with over 200 lawyers in Toronto and Vancouver.

Originally founded in Toronto in 1888 as Cassels & Cassels by Hamilton Cassels, K.C. and Richard Scougall Cassels, K.C., the firm remained in its original offices at 88 Bay Street for many decades, evolving through a series of mergers between 1930-1970. Growth continued through the 80s and it was in 1984 that the firm was joined by the Blackwell Law Group and its name changed to the current Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP. The firm moved to its present home in Scotia Plaza on the corner of King & Bay in 1988, exactly 100 years after it was established just a few blocks away.

Today, Cassels Brock is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the needs of the world's most dynamic business sectors and consistently ranked as a leading legal adviser in Canada by both domestic and international surveys.

To recognize this milestone, the firm will be holding celebratory events for staff, lawyers and alumni throughout the week.

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (www.casselsbrock.com) is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada's most dynamic business sectors. The firm is regularly named at or near the top of Canadian and international corporate finance and M&A league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson and MergerMarket, having acted on more than 500 significant deals over the past five years, including many of the country's largest and most complex transactions.

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