Ed Kroft, Q.C., Janice McCart and Scott Wilkie recognized for “substantial and outstanding” career contribution

CALGARY – Three Partners from Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP (Blakes) have received lifetime contribution awards from the Canadian Tax Foundation.

The Foundation’s most prestigious honour was awarded to Ed Kroft, Q.C., Janice McCart and Scott Wilkie at its annual conference in Calgary on Sunday. The awards recognize “substantial and outstanding” contributions to the Foundation over the course of a career.

“I am very pleased to see that Janice, Ed and Scott have been recognized for their significant contribution to the Canadian Tax Foundation,” said Jeffrey Trossman, Practice Group Leader for the Blakes Tax group.

“Due to the high calibre of lawyers in the group, our tax practice is recognized as pre-eminent by clients, leading industry publications and the broader tax community. These awards further demonstrate the strength of our team.”

Blakes tax practice was recently ranked in Tier 1 by International Tax Review (ITR) in its recently released World Tax 2017 and World Transfer Pricing 2017 guides. The Blakes Tax group was also recently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

For more information about the Tax group at Blakes, please contact:

Jeffrey C. Trossman


About Blakes

At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing, along with associated offices in Al-Khobar and Riyadh. Thanks to our clients, Blakes was ranked as having the leading law firm brand in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Index 2016. This is the second time we have received this recognition. Blakes was also named Canada Law Firm of the Year for the eighth consecutive year in the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2016 and the top-ranked Canadian firm in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016. In 2015, we were named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth time and selected as one of the most innovative law firms in the BTI Brand Elite.

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