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Aird & Berlis LLP

Cannabis Law

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What the team is known for

Aird & Berlis boasts a well-regarded Toronto-based team that frequently advises companies seeking to expand their footprint in the cannabis sector. It is particularly active assisting companies involved in medical marijuana with the move towards recreational cannabis. The firm is adept at handling an array of commercial issues from tax to corporate governance, as well as capital markets mandates. Its clients include producers and distributors, among other stakeholders.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Sherri Altshuler offers expertise to cannabis sector clients across a wide array of transaction mandates. She is co-chair of Aird & Berlis' cannabis group.
"She has an awesome practice."

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Overview

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. 



Members

Altshuler, Sherri (Head of Department)

Kimel, Richard (Head of Department)

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

Industries

Banks

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Cannabis Law

Aird & Berlis LLP

firm
Location

Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street

Suite 1800, Box 754

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5J 2T9

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Ranked Lawyers

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Nationwide - Canada

Cannabis Law


Sherri Altshuler
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