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A&B Lawyer Invited to the Vatican to Participate in Global Conference
Paige Backman, a partner with the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group and Co-Chair of the Sports & Media Team, has been invited to the Vatican to participate in the first global conference on “Sport at the Service of Humanity.”

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A&B In the News
John Mascarin Quoted in Law Times
John Mascarin is quoted in a recent Law Times article concerning the spike in expropriation work that is arising for lawyers, largely due to several transportation projects in the works across Ontario.


John Mascarin Quoted in ObserverXtra
John Mascarin was quoted in this ObserverXtra article in which former Woolwich mayor Todd Cowan was convicted of breach of trust.


Ken Clark Mentioned in Trademark Attorneys Analysis
Ken Clark was mentioned in a Who’s Who Legal Trademark Attorneys Analysis 2016 which looks at the legal professionals qualified to advise on the protection and enforcement of trademark rights.


Lorenzo Lisi Quoted in Canadian Lawyer InHouse
Lorenzo Lisi provides commentary in a Canadian Lawyer InHouse article regarding whether third-party investigations are necessary or if organizations can rely on an internal examination of events when an incident rooted in the workplace rocks an entire group of employees.


John Mascarin Interviewed by Newstalk 1010
John Mascarin was interviewed by Newstalk 1010 with respect to Mayor Tory’s position that the City of Toronto would pull the liquor licences of establishments which harbour people who use guns.


Courtney Raphael Mentioned in yorkregion.com Article
Courtney Raphael, as counsel for Richmond Hill Councillor Greg Beros, was mentioned in a yorkregion.com article about a court hearing to determine the validity of a Joint Compliance Audit Committee decision.


John Mascarin Interviewed by Newstalk 1010
John Mascarin was interviewed by Newstalk 1010 regarding the acquisition of lands by the City of Toronto on behalf of the TTC for the construction of the Scarborough subway extension.
 




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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering
On May 12, 2016, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, completed a $150 million public offering of 3.934% series B senior unsecured debentures.


Echelon Wealth Partners Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Dundee Goodman Private Wealth
On April 25, 2016, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (formerly Euro Pacific Canada Inc.) announced that it had completed the acquisition of certain assets of Dundee Goodman Private Wealth from Dundee Securities Ltd. A total of 72 registered investment advisors, as well as related front and back-office support teams and approximately $3.5 billion of client accounts and assets, completed a bulk transfer from DGPW to Echelon.


Firm News
A&B Lawyer Invited to the Vatican to Participate in Global Conference
Paige Backman, a partner with the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group and Co-Chair of the Sports & Media Team, has been invited to the Vatican to participate in the first global conference on “Sport at the Service of Humanity.”


A&B Tax Lawyers Recognized by Who’s Who Legal
Congratulations to senior tax partners Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl and Louise Summerhill on being recognized as experts in Who’s Who Legal Corporate Tax 2016.


Aaron Bains Elected to the Board of the South Asian Bar Association
Congratulations to Aaron Bains on being appointed to the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.


A&B Expands Its Presence in Lexpert Directory for 2016
Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to have 31 members of the firm recognized as leading practitioners in the 19th edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.