Toronto (November 21, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) partner Kendall Andersen, was distinguished by Lexpert as a 2014 Rising Star for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession.

The Rising Star award is presented annually, and identifies exceptional Canadian legal talent under the age of 40, from both in-house and private practice, in all areas of the law. Recipients are nominated by either their firms or their clients, and winners are selected by an advisory board consisting of the profession’s leadership.

“The Canadian legal profession is in good hands with remarkable young lawyers like Ken Andersen,” said Sean Weir, BLG’s national managing partner and CEO. “Ken demonstrates the hard work and talent for which BLG is known. We congratulate him on a job well done and look forward to his future accomplishments.”

Ken Andersen is currently a partner in BLG’s Vancouver office and a member of the firm’s Financial Services Group. Ken has a very strong varied practice and is active in all areas of financial services. He is a market leader in British Columbia with respect to aircraft financing, film financing, construction financing, opinions and Personal Property Security Act issues.  He regularly acts for clients in various capacities including construction financing, cross-border financing, distress lending, insolvency work-outs, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, receivership, bankruptcy, financial restructurings and security realizations. He is also the Vancouver Regional Leader of BLG’s Entertainment Law Group.

Ken’s commitment to the firm and the satisfaction of his clients are just two of the reasons why he was chosen for a Rising Star Award this year by Lexpert. His colleagues describe him as the consummate professional that always chooses a head-on approach to challenges, turning opportunities into long-term client relationships. He also balances his professional dedication with a commitment to volunteerism through the devotion of countless hours to various causes.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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