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Media Alert - Cassels Brock Franchise Lawyers Acclaimed for their Local and International Expertise

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cassels Brock is pleased to announce that members of our Franchise Law Group have been recognised as leaders in their field by several highly regarded independent publications, proving that the Cassels Brock Franchise Group offers unparalleled experience and expertise to clients from a broad spectrum of businesses, in Canada and around the world.

At a gala reception held on March 31, 2014, in New York City, partner Larry Weinberg was named franchise law's worldwide "Lawyer of the Year 2014" by UK-based Who's Who Legal, which notes: "[Larry] garnered an incredible number of recommendations from fellow practitioners around the globe. Clients value his 'business acumen' and peers praise his 'extremely sophisticated approach' and 'unparalleled knowledge and experience'." Larry was one of only four Canadians honoured at this year's ceremony, which celebrated the world's leading practitioners in 35 various practice areas.

Both Larry Weinberg and Geoff Shaw, partners based in the firm's Toronto office, have been named "2014 Legal Eagles" by The Franchise Times, a well respected US-based industry publication. Legal Eagles are deemed to be superior attorneys, selected from nominations from both peers and clients. This year, the designation was given to the top 200 franchise lawyers in the United States and Canada.

In addition, the Cassels Brock Franchise Group along with partner Larry Weinberg were recognized in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business for their global-wide expertise in franchising. The group is noted for its "strong reputation for work between the US and Canadian markets" while Larry is "widely recognised as a go-to person in Canada for franchisors seeking to expand internationally."

About Cassels Brock

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, with more than 200 lawyers based in Toronto and Vancouver, is a leading Canadian law firm focused on serving the transaction, advocacy and advisory needs of the country most dynamic business sectors.

About Our Franchise Group

Cassels Brock has one of Canada's largest and most sophisticated franchise law teams. Our group assists franchise clients in matters at the local, national and international levels, offering complete legal and strategic advice. The team is noted for its extensive practical experience in all facets of franchising - from local start-up to expansion abroad.

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