Associate announcement

Salma Gilani Joins Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto Office

September 26, 2016

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP is pleased to welcome Salma Gilani to the Securities Group.

Salma received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she received the Dean’s Letter Recognizing Cumulative Overall Excellence for ranking in the top three per cent of the class of 2015. She is a recipient of the Blakes Scholar Award, the Ivan Cleveland Rand Prize in State and Citizen, the WeirFoulds LLP Prize in Administrative Law and the Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Prize in Commercial Law, Business Associations and Taxation. Salma holds a B.A. in English and history and a B.Ed. from York University.

Salma is an Ontario certified teacher. Prior to law school, she worked as a high school English teacher in Toronto and spent a summer teaching abroad. During law school, she worked at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Employment law division. Salma also volunteered as a resource developer for Law in Action Within Schools program and as an intake worker for the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is a leading business law firm with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. We also focus on building long-term relationships with clients by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.

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Salma Gilani

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