TORONTO (September 25, 2013) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, today announced that Sue Grundy has won a 2013 “Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Leading Women Lawyers.”
“Sue has led by example as a leading practitioner in a highly demanding and complex practice area,” said Brock Gibson, the Firm’s Chair. “She was co-leader of our Restructuring & Insolvency group for 11 years, and during that time, it developed into one of the leading insolvency practices in Canada. This is a well-deserved honour!”
Ms. Grundy’s practice focuses on commercial insolvencies, including debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions involving distressed businesses, bankruptcy, and security enforcement. She has extensive experience in insolvency proceedings of all kinds in domestic and cross-border cases on behalf of both debtors and creditors in a broad range of industries. She is also a member of the Firm’s management team, serving as the Firm’s General Counsel and assisting in implementing our strategy and business plan.
In 2012, Sue was recognized by the Turnaround Management Association (Toronto Chapter) as a “Trailblazer for Women in Restructuring.” In 2003, she was named one of “Canada’s Top 25 Women Lawyers” by Lexpert magazine.
About the Lexpert Zenith Awards Ceremony
The annual event was held at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on September 24, 2013. This year’s award ceremony celebrated leading women lawyers. Lexpert, the magazine for lawyers, honoured Canadian lawyers who have been change-agents for their clients, firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities.
About Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, we serve a diverse national and international client base and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, Chicago, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Shanghai. Thanks to our clients and the challenging work they generate, Blakes was named “Law Firm of the Year: Canada” for 2013 by Chambers and Partners. This is the fourth time we have been honoured with this award, more than any other Canadian firm. In 2012, Blakes was named “Canada Law Firm of the Year” for the fourth consecutive year by Who’s Who Legal. For the last five years, Blakes has been the busiest Canadian M&A law firm, according to Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters league tables.