TORONTO and MONTRÉAL (October 19, 2004) LAWFUEL – Legal, law, law firm, attorney news– Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, today announced that Jean M. Gagnon will be joining the Firm’s Tax Group in Montréal.
“Jean is well known in the Montréal tax community and his expertise will further strengthen our corporate/commercial/securities practice in Montréal,” said Jim Christie, the Firm’s Chairman.
Jean Gagnon specializes in corporate taxation, specifically in tax issues arising from public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, pension plans and investment funds. Mr. Gagnon received his LL.B. from the University of Sherbrooke in 1987 and was called to the Québec Bar in 1989. He also received a Masters in Taxation from University of Sherbrooke in 1990. Prior to joining Blakes, Mr. Gagnon was a partner at Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP in Montréal.
Founded in 1856, Blakes has over 500 lawyers and offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. Earlier this month, Blakes was the only law firm to earn a place on the 2004 list of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers,” released by the national news magazine, Maclean’s. In May 2004, Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers named Blakes “Canadian Law Firm of the Year.” The Firm’s signature “Blakes means business” is not just a catch phrase but a discipline that defines how Blakes helps clients achieve their business objectives. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm’s Web site at www.blakes.com .