Heenan Blaikie signs long-term lease with Brookfield Properties

    TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Heenan Blaikie, one of Canada's top law firms,
is moving into Toronto's new Bay Adelaide Centre in the third quarter of 2009.
Heenan Blaikie and Brookfield Properties recently finalized negotiations for a
long-term 120,000 square foot lease. The new offices will comfortably
accommodate internal growth and meet the needs of a growing client base.
    "We are extremely proud and excited by our continued growth - this move
is a reflection of our success," says Norman Bacal, Co-Managing Partner of
Heenan Blaikie.
    The new Bay Adelaide Centre is being built by Brookfield Properties to
the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard.
LEED(R) is the internationally accepted scorecard for sustainable sites, water
efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor
environmental quality.
    "As a Best Workplaces in Canada recipient in 2007, we continue to be
committed to providing the best possible 'life-work' environment for our more
than 300 lawyers and support staff in Toronto," says Bacal.
    The Bay Adelaide Centre will be a modern, efficient and
environmentally-friendly office complex. It will use state-of-the-art
innovation and design technologies.
    "The new office space will be designed to make us more efficient and
flexible. It will be equipped with the most up to date technology. Most
importantly, it gives us the opportunity to fulfill our ongoing promise to
deliver smarter, better and more efficient services that will meet and exceed
our clients' needs and expectations. Our clients will enjoy the benefits of
this new space," says Bacal.

    Heenan Blaikie is one of Canada's top national law firms. It delivers
highly strategic legal advice and innovative business solutions under six
broad sectors: business law, labour and employment, litigation, tax,
intellectual property, and entertainment.

For further information:

For further information: Karyn McLean, Director, Marketing and
Communications, Heenan Blaikie, T - (416) 643-6863, F - (416) 360-8425,

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