Headquarters: Toronto (Ontario
Year of creation: 1856
Type of company: private, limited liability partnership
Sector of activity: legal services
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s largest and most successful law firms providing legal services to preeminent businesses in Canada and around the world. Building long-term relationships with clients through outstanding service and business legal advice are the keystones of this firm. Blakes has offices serving a diverse national and international business clientele. Canada has several offices including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Worldwide offices include London, New York and Bahrain. Blakes provides a one-stop service for clients requiring expertise in all aspects of business law no matter the size or complexity of the transaction. Succinctly, providing quality legal solutions to clients and their businesses is their raison d’être.
Blakes has over 1400 employees in Canada striving to create an environment conducive to providing strategic and pertinent advice to its numerous clients. Legal assistants, financial services personnel, caterers, maintenance staff, and lawyers are but a sampling of all the personnel that contribute to the success and reputation of Blakes.
Blakes provides its employees with competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes an extensive health and wellness plan, a retirement and pension plan, paid maternity/paternity leave, sick leave, bereavement leave, paid time off and flex time. Additionally, job training and tuition is also available.
Blakes invests in the communities where it lives and works. It has supported numerous endeavors that promote positive change in the workplace and in the community. Social responsibility, pro bono work, women’s initiatives, and the environment are some of the areas where time and money have been invested. Lawyers and staff support over 150 charitable organizations and community organizations. Blakes is one of Canada’s best Diversity Employers of 2018 and a winner of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers of 2019.