Alison Manzer is a partner in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Her practice includes a broad range of practice specialties in finance and regulation of financial services. Alison chairs the Project Finance and Development Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and American Bar Foundation and president of The Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. She is an adjunct professor Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM, International Finance. Alison has an LLM and MBA and is currently completing her M.Sc./ DBA at Henley Business School. Alison has been recognized as a leading lawyer by several of the peer ranking publications such as Lexpert, Chambers, IFLR and Best Lawyers. She is a Practical Law Advisor and the author of several legal books and articles.