Martin Fingerhut, previously a partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon's (Blakes) financial services group and chair of the law firm's structured finance group, is moving to Cassels Brock & Blackwell, another Canadian law firm based in Toronto. Fingerhut was hired as a senior partner and head of the firm's securitization group.
During his 40-year stint at Blakes, Fingerhut became the founding chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) securitization and derivatives subcommittee, chair of the ABA's business financing committee and vice-chair of the International Bar Association's securitization subcommittee. He was a member of the expert advisory group to UNCITRAL for the convention on the assignment of receivables in international trade. He is currently vice-chair of the ABA's recently formed securitization and structured finance committee.