TORONTO, August 21, 2008 – Anthony Milazzo, an accomplished mergers and acquisitions lawyer, has joined the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP as a partner in the Corporate Commercial Group.

Mr. Milazzo, formerly a partner of Ogilvy Renault LLP, brings considerable experience in cross-border M&A deals to BLG having represented clients in several industries including technology, manufacturing, financial services, energy, health care and retail.

'Anthony's wide scope of expertise and proven skill set is a welcome addition to our team,' said Victoria Prince, partner and leader of the Corporate Commercial Group in Toronto. 'His enthusiasm and commitment to deliver outstanding client service is an excellent match with BLG's client service values.'

For the past six years, Mr. Milazzo has been active in the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, participating as a member of several subcommittees and as a member of the task force responsible for drafting the pending Model Share Purchase Agreement.

Mr. Milazzo's practice will focus on domestic and cross-border private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity and venture capital investments, strategic alliances, corporate reorganizations and financings. He will also be providing general corporate commercial advice and services to his clients.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is a leading, full-service, integrated national law firm focusing on business law, litigation and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Waterloo Region, clients turn to us for assistance with their legal needs, from major litigation to corporate finance and patent registration. For more information, visit www.blg.com.

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For more information please contact:

Angie Gurley
Ketchum, for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
416-355-7415
angela.gurley@ketchum.com