TORONTO (September 15, 2017) – Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, has been awarded the 2017 Canada Tax Firm of the Year, Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year and North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review (ITR). The awards were presented at the 12th annual Americas Tax Awards, held September 14 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Jeffrey Trossman, Practice Group Leader of the Blakes Tax group, also won the Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year.

“We are gratified that our transactional and tax controversy practices have been recognized by ITR”, said Trossman. “These awards reflect the depth and strength of our national tax practice and confirm our role as leaders in the Canadian and North American market.”

The Americas Tax Awards are awarded to firms that demonstrate the most innovative client work in their jurisdictions. Winners are selected based on ITR’s extensive independent research and analysis that reflect input from a broad spectrum of tax directors, peer reviews and detailed analysis.

Blakes was also shortlisted in seven other categories, including:

  • Americas Tax Firm of the Year​​
  • North American Tax Firm of the Year​
  • Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
  • Americas Tax Litigation & Disputes Practice Leader of the Year – Ed Kroft​
  • Americas Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year – Scott Wilkie​​
  • Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year
  • Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

About International Tax Review
​International Tax Review is the most trusted publication and online resource for corporate tax directors, policymakers and practitioners. It provides the most authoritative and up-to-date discussion of developments in tax, including changes in policy, practice and dispute resolution, and how they will have an impact on companies.

About the Tax Group at Blakes
Blakes Tax lawyers provide comprehensive professional advice in all areas of Canadian tax. Members of the group are based in each of our offices across Canada and include national leaders in all areas of Canadian tax, including cross-border structuring, multi-jurisdictional reorganizations, transfer pricing and tax controversy.​