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What the team is known for Highly regarded team sought out by a wide range of industry players, including biotech companies, food producers, processors, distributors, agricultural equipment manufacturers and pet supply retailers. Particularly well regarded for its strong M&A practice, the team also provides counsel on banking, regulatory compliance, IP matters and commercial disputes. Also draws praise for its valuable supporting strength in tax, employment, environmental, real estate and competition law. The team's recent workload includes advising key Canadian industry clients on strategic overseas expansion transactions.
Strengths One source admired the team's national coverage, stating: "The Blakes agribusiness team is strong. Its major strength is its cross-Canada scope. The team is particularly strong in the West."
Another impressed client added: "The team is excellent at communicating with me. They understand what I need and are succinct and timely. I am grateful to them for their dedication and hard work."
Work highlights Advised Labomar on its acquisition of ImportFab.
Calgary-based Peter Keohane and Frank Guarascio in Toronto are key contacts for the firm's food practice.