Leading Canadian Corporate Lawyer Martin Fingerhut Joins Cassels Brock & Blackwell

By Cassels Brock Blackwell Llp, PRNE
Monday, February 14, 2011

TORONTO, February 15, 2011 - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has scored a coup with the recent
announcement that internationally-recognized corporate and structured finance
lawyer Martin Fingerhut has joined the firm and will play a leadership role
in the firm's global strategy.

His distinguished career has spanned more than 40 years, during which
time he has represented numerous U.S., European and Asian businesses and
their Canadian subsidiaries with respect to their Canadian operations.

Martin's list of accomplishments is extensive, including:

    - Chair of the American Bar Association's Business Finance Committee
    - Member of the Expert Advisory Group to UNCITRAL with respect to the
    Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade
    - Founding Chair of the American Bar Association's Securitization and
    Derivatives Subcommittee
    - President (2010-2011) of the American College of Commercial Finance
    - An Executive Director of the Association of Commercial Finance
    - Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association's Securitization
    - Incoming Chair (August 2011) of the American Bar Association's
    Securitization and Structured Finance Committee
    - To be listed as one of the world's top 25 structured finance and
    securitization lawyers in the upcoming 2011 Best of the Best Expert Guide
    - Ranked in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business,
    Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and
    Best Lawyers in Canada
    - Executive Committee Member, Treasurer and Director of Special Olympics

Martin's industry-leading expertise, broad cross-border experience and
innovative thought leadership will complement the firm's existing practice
and provide an exceptional platform for pursuing strategic opportunities in
the corporate and financial sectors.

"The lawyers at Cassels Brock are highly talented and the firm has been
extremely effective at leveraging its capabilities to serve clients in Canada
and abroad," noted Mr. Fingerhut. "I think it's a progressive platform, and
I'm excited about our future plans."

About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (www.casselsbrock.com) is a
full-service business law firm with more than 200 lawyers working in its
Toronto office. The firm provides legal advice to a range of clients
including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial enterprises and
government entities.

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*For additional information, contact: Kelli Wight, Director of Business
Development, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, kwight@casselsbrock.com or

For further information: For additional information, contact: Kelli Wight, Director of Business
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