Cassels Brock & Blackwell garners widespread market recognition as a pre-eminent firm operating in the cannabis industry in Canada. It offers a broad range of commercial advice to clients in the sector, with the group often identified for its skilful handling of financings and capital markets matters for licensed producers. The firm is also active advising investors and investment firms on financings, as well as acting for underwriters.
"I believe that their client service and commerciality are top notch," stated one client.
Commentators praise the group for its "strong institutional knowledge."
A Cassels team led by Jane Dietrich represented court-appointed monitor Ernst & Young in the restructuring of LUFF Enterprises (formerly Ascent Industries) under the CCAA.
Jonathan Sherman attracts praise for his extensive experience on M&A and securities mandates. Based in Toronto, he is the chair of the firm's cannabis group.
"He is the best lawyer I have ever worked with by a long way." "He is very pragmatic, smart, knowledgeable, and efficient in his advice."
Jamie Litchen is an up-and-coming lawyer in Toronto who is well equipped to handle M&A and public offerings in the cannabis space.
"She has a good sense of what is going on and is very helpful." "She is incredibly strong on M&A."