Aird & Berlis LLP

Cannabis Law Department

Nationwide - Canada
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Aird & Berlis provides a full range of legal services to clients engaged in the medicinal and recreational markets in Canada and abroad. We have substantial experience serving producers, distributors, healthcare organizations and other innovative cannabis industry participants. 

Our knowledge and expertise in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking, lending, venture finance, corporate governance, tax, corporate structuring, restructuring, marketing and advertising, intellectual property, technology, litigation, employment and real estate enable us to provide our clients with the legal services needed to succeed in Canada’s cannabis industry. 

With extensive capital markets expertise, we help clients take their business to the next level by assisting with financing and go-public transactions, including initial public offerings, reverse takeovers and qualifying transactions, as well as resulting listings on the TSX, TSXV, CSE and NASDAQ. 

We also advise clients on compliance with Canadian regulations related to retail, distribution, licensing and workplace matters.

When companies in the cannabis sector face challenging circumstances, our professionals can advise on opportunities for financing and restructuring. 


Altshuler, Sherri (Head of Department)

Kimel, Richard (Head of Department)

Altshuler, Sherri

Baer, Aaron

Barrett, Meaghan

Bennett, Eldon

Brown, Fiona

Burke, Jeremy

Cole, Melanie

Collins, Aaron

Dean, Laura

Fenton, Thomas

Gates, Nathan

Gosse, Lorway

Graff, Steven

Green, Sean

Johnston, Donald

Kharazmi, Danny

Kovnats, Martin

Leung Lim, Adria

Lisi, Lorenzo

Marcen-Gaudaur, Amy

McKeag, Alicia

Merk, Jeffrey

Nelligan, Margaret

Sanders, Russell



Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers


Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate


Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Subversive Capital Closes Largest Cannabis SPAC in History

Jack Bernstein, Richard Kimel, Francesco Gucciardo, Russell J. Sanders

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AGCO Increases Rate of Cannabis Retail Store Authorizations

Jeremy Burke

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Cannabis Security Clearances in Canada – Current Issues and Practical Implications

Melanie Cole

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