Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Donald Gray
Head, Aircraft Finance, Co-Chair, Aviation & Aerospace Group (Toronto Office)
Tel: (416) 863-2750

Nathan Cheifetz
Co-Chair, Aviation & Aerospace Group (Toronto Office)
Tel: (416) 863-2969

199 Bay Street, Suite 4000
Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON, M5L 1A9

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has Canada’s largest aviation law practice. We bring expertise and experience to help our clients navigate the complex and challenging world of aviation law and regulation. Our team is composed of dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds in the aviation industry, commercially trained pilots, former regulators and employees with Transport Canada Civil Aviation, and former officers and managers of various aviation businesses. Canadian and international clients retain us because we understand their unique business and legal challenges. Most of the world’s largest aviation manufacturers (including aircraft and engine manufacturers), aircraft and engine leasing companies and advisers, government export credit agencies, aviation financiers, international banks, hedge funds, and other investors in aviation rely upon us for advice. We also represent aerospace manufacturers and satellite system operators regarding commercial product liability, regulation and financial matters.

We are active members of the Air Transport Association of Canada, Canadian Business Aviation Association, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, Aviation Working Group, International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, Canadian Bar Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council, Women in Aviation, Women in Aerospace and the Ninety-Nines.

Blakes was recognized as the Airfinance Journal North American Aviation Law Firm of the Year (2015). Our team members are recognized leaders in legal ranking publications such as Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Legal Media Group and Best Lawyers in Canada.

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