Cassels Brock Partners Recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is proud to announce that prominent practitioners Janine Kovach and Paul Stein were recently named Toronto "Lawyers of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013. Only a single lawyer for each specialty in each community is honoured as a "Lawyer of the Year". This year, Janine Kovach has been recognized for her work in Construction Law and Paul Stein for his work in Natural Resources Law.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers honoured as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in these surveys, illustrating a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Janine Kovach has been practicing exclusively in the construction law area for over 20 years and is recognized by Lexpert as a leader in her field. Her full biography can be found at

Paul Stein is a securities lawyer working in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. His practice involves assisting mining clients and he has been recognized for his work in the mining sector by both Lexpert and Chambers Global.  His full biography can be found at

About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is a leading Canadian law firm with over 200 lawyers focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of Canada's most dynamic business sectors. The firm is proud to regularly be named at or near the top of Canadian and international corporate finance and M&A league tables, including Bloomberg, Thomson and MergerMarket and is dedicated to staying on the leading edge of trends in law and business.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honour. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

SOURCE: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

For further information:

Kelli Wight, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Director of Business Development, or 416-860-6761


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