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Aird & Berlis LLP Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2016

Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that five members of the firm have been ranked in the Canada section of the 2016 edition of Chambers Global, a guide to the world’s leading business lawyers.

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A&B In the News
Saam Nainifard Writes About McGillivray Restaurant Ltd. v. Canada
Saam Nainifard writes about McGillivray Restaurant Ltd. v. Canada and the ramifications of the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision. The article entitled, Appeal Court Narrows De Facto Control Standard appears in the June 1 edition of The Bottom Line.

Leo Longo Mentioned in
Leo Longo participated in a roundtable discussion at the Ontario Municipal Board Reform Summit and was mentioned in and other publications. Municipal politicians from across the province were in attendance.

John Mascarin Quoted in The Toronto Star
John Mascarin was quoted in this Toronto Star article about Vaughan’s ethics commissioner, Suzanne Craig, who must defend a legal challenge over her report on Vaughan’s deputy mayor.

Saam Nainifard Writes Article for The Bottom Line
Saam Nainifard writes about Inwest Investments Ltd. v. Canada (National Revenue) and the meaning of “misrepresentation” in the article “Top Court Clarifies Reassessment Rule” in The Bottom Line.

Stephen Zolf Quoted in Lexpert
Stephen Zolf was quoted in Lexpert's Business of Law section about BCE Inc.’s peremptory announcement that it will sell about one-third of MTS’s and Bell’s Manitoba wireless subscribers to Telus Corp.

Hugh Segal Quoted in The Toronto Star
Hugh Segal was quoted in The Toronto Star regarding Mike Duffy’s return to the Senate and a possible request for repayment. The article also appeared in The Hamilton Spectator and other publications.

Chris Williams Quoted in the Financial Post
Chris Williams was quoted in an article in the Financial Post about the Supreme Court hearing between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Co. about who is responsible for houses near Canada’s busiest border crossing.

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Success Stories
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.

Wesdome Gold Mines Completes $17 Million Bought Deal Financing
On April 29, 2016, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) announced that it completed a public offering of 10,465,000 common shares at a price of C$1.65 per share for gross proceeds of C$17,267,250, including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option by the underwriters.

Forum Signs Approximately $400M Definitive Agreement to Sell Part of its Canadian Infrastructure Portfolio

Forum Equity Partners reached financial close in the sale of part of its P3 portfolio to Fiera Infrastructure.

GreenSpace Brands Completes Concurrent Acquisition of Central Roast Inc. and Prospectus Offering

GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV: JTR) (“GreenSpace”), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, completed the acquisition of Central Roast Inc., a manufacturer and distributer of all-natural healthy snacks, for $10.75 million, payable by way of cash, debt and equity. The acquisition has been completed in two stages, with the first 70% being acquired on closing and the second 30% being acquired 13 months following closing. With the completion of this acquisition, GreenSpace more than doubles its business. 

Firm News
Miranda Spence Appointed to The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee
Congratulations to Miranda Spence on being appointed to The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (“YASC”).  YASC acts as a voice for young advocates (ten years of call or fewer) within the profession, and provides young advocates with access to a community of peers and colleagues.

A&B Advises on Award-Winning Cross-Border Restructuring Deal
The M&A Advisor recognized the restructuring and sale of Comark Inc. (Comark)—a deal valued at $150 million—as the Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year at its 8th Annual International M&A Awards.

Clare Sullivan Honoured for Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law
Congratulations to Clare Sullivan for being selected as the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law.