MONTRÉAL, October 19, 2023 — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Canada’s top business law firm, is pleased to announce that Mary Jeanne Phelan has joined the Firm’s Montréal office as a Partner in our Financial Services group, becoming the third leading lawyer to join the Firm’s office over the last six months.
A recognized lawyer in banking and finance, Mary Jeanne possesses over 20 years of experience in her field. At Blakes, she will continue to advise clients both domestically and internationally on banking, financing, securitizations and derivative transactions.
“I’m delighted to join the award-winning Financial Services team at Blakes,” Mary Jeanne said. “The Firm’s long-standing business-law expertise and integrated approach to work make Blakes a very compelling platform for the next chapter of my career. I’m looking forward to collaborating with this national team of passionate lawyers and professionals.”
Mary Jeanne is the third leading lawyer to join the Blakes partnership in Montréal in the past six months, after Infrastructure Partner Claudie Imbleau-Gagnon and Litigation Partner Caroline Biron joined earlier in 2023.
“Mary Jeanne’s impressive experience in the finance and banking sectors is a sizeable asset for our clients and the Firm,” said Sébastien Vilder, Montréal Office Managing Partner. “Our office has welcomed four acclaimed partners since last year and three this year alone, a momentum that I’m excited to share and celebrate with our clients.”
Mary Jeanne is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, we serve a diverse national and international client base. Our integrated network of offices provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Thanks to our clients, Blakes continues to receive awards and top rankings. For the ninth time and eighth consecutive year, Blakes is Canada’s leading law firm brand in 2023, according to Thomson Reuters. In addition, our lawyers continue to be recognized as leaders in their fields in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canada’s leading guide to lawyers. More information on Blakes is available on our website or by following us on LinkedIn.