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BLG’s investment management team expands with new counsel Melissa Ghislanzoni

Toronto (September 5, 2023) – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomes Melissa Ghislanzoni as counsel in our investment management group, adding to the group’s deep knowledge and expertise on industry and regulatory matters.

In her most recent role, Melissa acted as general counsel to an influential industry association that serves over 300 asset management firms, collectively managing over $3 billion in assets. Melissa is also a well-known speaker on matters such as derivatives law, the importance of succession planning and compliance best practices.

Melissa brings her broad experience in emerging and ongoing regulatory initiatives and knowledge of the operational aspects of the investment management industry to assist clients to understand how regulatory developments will impact their firms and to successfully implement required changes to their businesses.

“Melissa’s ability to understand her clients’ businesses and the laws that affect them is one of the many reasons we are excited to have her join our group,” says Lynn McGrade, national leader of BLG’s investment management group. “Her experience with considering the impact of regulatory developments to a broad range of portfolio management firms, paired with her client-focused mindset, will add to the strength of our national team.”

In addition to her legal practice, Melissa is actively involved in community support initiatives, including founding an annual toiletry drive for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women that has been active since 2007.

With over 60 years’ experience, BLG’s investment management group provides clients with national, multi-dimensional legal services to help navigate Canada’s highly regulated and highly competitive investment management industry.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As one of the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand and Marketing Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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