Paige has earned a reputation as an exceptional corporate/commercial legal advisor to both domestic and multinational entities.
Paige Backman is a partner with Aird & Berlis LLP’s Corporate Commercial Group. Paige is also Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security, Co-Chair of the Sports & Media Group and Co-Chair of the Technology Group.
Paige practises in the area of corporate/commercial law. She has extensive experience in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, divestitures and joint ventures. Paige has led groups in some of the largest transactions in Canada and extensively counsels both multinationals and domestic entities in corporate transactions and commercial relationships. Over the years, Paige has developed expertise in privacy, technology and sports-related matters and is a prominent legal practitioner in these fields.
Paige counsels multinational and domestic entities on compliance with Canadian privacy laws, including obligations on breach notification and processes surrounding complaints and investigations relating to breaches.
Paige advises multinationals to startups in technology matters, including: structuring and negotiating technology acquisitions and transfers; joint ownership and development; licensing; consulting services; subcontract services; and reseller and distribution arrangements.
One of Paige’s great interests is high performance sport and the sporting industry. She has represented and been an advisor for national and international, professional and amateur sports organizations. Her range of experience includes acquisitions, divestitures, corporate structuring, corporate governance, risk management, sponsorship and agency relationships. Paige has also advised and consulted on investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to high performance athletes, coaches, officials and political appointees.
Stephen guides clients through the rapidly evolving regulatory environment governing the telecommunications and media industry in Canada.
Stephen Zolf is a partner with Aird & Berlis LLP’s Corporate/Commercial Group and a member of the Communications, Sports & Media and Technology Teams.
Stephen is a partner with Aird & Berlis where his practice focuses on media and telecom regulation and competition/foreign investment law relating to merger clearance under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. Stephen has specific expertise on the legislative and regulatory framework governing Canada’s communications sector under the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Canadian Copyright Act.
Stephen provides strategic and regulatory advice to media clients on a broad range of matters including Canadian content rules and regulations, funding of Canadian producers and content creators and intellectual property issues relating to the acquisition of content for online and digital platforms. He also advises clients on telecom matters such as the provision of competitive access to cable/telecom telecommunications facilities and networks and wireless spectrum policy.
Stephen’s expertise extends to the application of the specific foreign investment rules in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, including regulatory approval for transfers of ownership and control.
Stephen has acted as regulatory/legal counsel in a number of major high profile media transactions in Canada. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals and agencies, including the CRTC, the Canadian Copyright Board, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada.
Ken is driven to help his clients resolve their problems, particularly the ones for which it seems there is no answer.
Ken Clark is a partner with Aird & Berlis LLP, Co-leader of the Intellectual Property Group and a member of the Corporate/Commercial, Energy and Technology and Communications Groups.
Ken’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property law, including trademarks, copyright, patents and related areas such as Internet law. He is a registered Canadian trademark agent. His areas of particular interest include litigious aspects of trademark prosecution, as well as general IP litigation, including pharmaceutical patents litigation and PMNOC. Ken has appeared before all levels of the Federal Court.
On the solicitor side, Ken’s practice includes intellectual property licensing and assistance with strategic IP planning for new and existing businesses.
Don offers his clients more than legal advice – he enjoys getting to know them and uncovering their goals in order to offer the right advice.&nb...
Don Johnston is Co-leader of the Aird & Berlis Technology Team, as well as a member of the Corporate/Commercial and Mining Groups.
Don is a well-known technology lawyer with broad experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. He also has a wealth of experience in health law, health informatics, information technology, health care privacy law, biotech and pharmaceuticals law, technology financing, telecommunications, procurement and outsourcing.
Don has over two decades of expertise in technology procurements, licensing and related transactions. He has acted for numerous technology developers and has been involved in major technology projects (including nuclear and oil and gas), acquisitions, financing and development projects in both Canada and the United States.
Meghan assists clients with their litigation issues by thoroughly examining all aspects of a case and delivering practical solutions.
Meghan Cowan is an associate and member of Aird & Berlis LLP’s Litigation Group as well as the Labour & Employment and Privacy Teams. Meghan practises litigation, and specializes in labour and employment law, including human rights, wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation, occupational health and safety matters and labour relations.
With a strong education and background in business, Aaron brings a sensibility for framing his corporate/commercial legal advice from the perspective ...
Aaron Baer is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group and Privacy Team. Aaron practices corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, financing, and regulatory matters for private and public companies.