Gail D. Lilley
Partner Emeritus | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2647

Gail has been with Blakes since 1980. Her practice involves a wide range of corporate commercial transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions of businesses for both multinational and Canadian clients.

Gail has particular expertise in the Canadian aspects of global business transactions, including the cross-border structuring and financing of acquisitions and the establishment of new businesses in Canada. She also advises clients on corporate reorganizations, private financings and equity issues, and other more general commercial relationships and arrangements.

Gail serves as the relationship partner for a number of U.S. and foreign-based multinationals and assists them with a wide range of legal needs. She also assists companies in establishing operations in Canada with a particular focus on brand-name retailers and consumer products.


Gail is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Corporate Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Corporate Mid-Market)