MEDIA ALERT - Leading Securitization Lawyer Martin Fingerhut Joins Cassels Brock & Blackwell

TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has scored a coup with the recent announcement that internationally-recognized structured finance lawyer Martin Fingerhut has joined the firm as a partner and will play a leadership role on the firm's securitization team.

Martin's distinguished legal career has spanned more than 40 years, and his list of accomplishments is extensive, including:

  • Founding Chair of the American Bar Association Securitization and Derivatives Subcommittee
  • Chair of the American Bar Association's Business Finance Committee
  • President (2010-2011) of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • An Executive Director of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association's Securitization Subcommittee
  • Member of the Expert Advisory Group to UNCITRAL with respect to the Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade
  • Incoming Chair (August 2011) of the American Bar Association's Securitization and Structured Finance Committee
  • To be named one of the world's top 25 structured finance and securitization lawyers by the 2011 Best of the Best Expert Guide
  • Executive Committee Member, Treasurer and Director of Special Olympics Canada

Martin's industry-leading expertise, broad cross-border experience and innovative thought leadership will complement the firm's existing practice and provide an exceptional platform for pursuing strategic opportunities in the corporate and commercial finance sector.

"The securitization team at Cassels Brock is highly talented and leverages the members' multi-disciplinary capabilities across a number of key areas," noted Mr. Fingerhut.  "I think it's a progressive model, and I'm excited about our future plans."

About Cassels Brock
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (www.casselsbrock.com) is a full-service business law firm with more than 200 lawyers working in its Toronto office.  The firm provides legal advice to a range of clients including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises and government entities.

SOURCE Cassels Brock

For further information:

Kelli Wight, Director of Business Development, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, kwight@casselsbrock.com or 416-860-6761


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