Associate announcement

Umair Abdul Qadir Joins Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto Office

October 23, 2013

Umair’s practice encompasses all aspects of pensions and benefits law and executive compensation. He advises employers and pension plan administrators with regards to plan administration, design, governance, investment and taxation. He also advises on the regulatory aspects of plan mergers and plan wind-ups and on the pension and employee benefit aspects of corporate transactions.

Umair first joined Blakes as a summer law student in 2011 and subsequently articled with the Firm. At law school, Umair graduated at the top 10 per cent of his class and received Osgoode Hall’s 2012 Dean’s Gold Key award.

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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Umair Abdul Qadir

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Osgoode Hall Law School

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