Aird & Berlis LLP

Corporate/Commercial Department

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Attentive and proactive corporate counsel is vital to meeting the competitive demands of carrying on business domestically and internationally. At Aird & Berlis we advise public and private corporations, family offices and other investors, financial institutions, mutual funds, investment dealers, partnerships and trusts on matters requiring both immediate action and long-term planning.

Our corporate/commercial professionals have extensive expertise advising on domestic and international business transactions and matters, including:

  • mergers, acquisitions, plans of arrangement and divestitures
  • reorganizations, restructurings and workouts
  • going private transactions
  • takeovers (friendly and hostile) and activism matters
  • reverse takeovers
  • leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and management buyouts (MBOs)
  • licensing arrangements, distributorships and joint ventures
  • competition issues
  • corporate governance best practices and principles   
  • shareholders' meetings
  • periodic and continuous disclosure
  • stock exchange listings and initial public offerings
  • general listing matters in relation to the rules of the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange
  • traditional stock and asset purchases
  • share exchanges
  • fund formation and financing and regulatory compliance
  • real estate funds and flow through vehicles


Backman, Paige (Head of Department)

Altshuler, Sherri M.

Andrew, John D.

Baer, Aaron

Burke, Jeremy D.

Cansfield, R. Grant

Chalmers, Ryan

Clark, Ken

Clark, Ron W.

Coldwell, Joanne C.

Cole, Melanie

Crawford, Stephen

Czegledy, Peter K.

deBoer, Trevor

Epstein, Richard

Fenton, Thomas A.

Freedman, Stanley W. L.

Gioia, Tony

Gosse, Lorway

Graff, Steven

Jachymek, Paul

Johnston, Donald B.

Kelman, Steven

Kharazmi, Danny

Kimel, Richard

Kotecha, Reena

Kovnats, Martin

McLeod, Ian

Merk, Jeffrey K.

Moffat, Cecilia M.

Moreau, Lisa E.

Newman, Sarah

Nguyen, Andy

Rose, Joel M.

Rosensweet, Jesse

Shields, Danielle

Swan, Angela

Takenaka, David

Tay, Lynn

Torchetti, Nick

VanderBurgh, William G.

Visser, Heidi

Wainwright, Jennifer A.

West, Donald L.

Williamson, Randy

Winston, Brent

Younger, Douglas J. S.

Zolf, Stephen


Automobiles & Parts

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services



Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate





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