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As a leading Canadian law firm with experience in all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology and intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax, we have advised on significant matters for clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations.

We have included a sample of our recent experience below. 

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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $300 Million Public Equity Offering Barbara Worndl, Aaron Silver, Michael D. Smith, Tyler Brent, Daniel Everall, Melanie Cole, Anne E. Miatello, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan Aug 17, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed a $300 million public equity offering of units. On August 17, 2017, Allied completed an offering ...
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Riverside Lobster International Inc. Completes Divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jeremy D. Burke and Sarah Newman Aug 08, 2017 Riverside Lobster International Inc. recently completed its divestiture to Champlain Financial Corporation, a private equity firm headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Riverside is a prominent seafood processor and wholesale distributor located in Meteghan Center, Nova Scotia, that supplies lobster ...
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A&B Advises Medicinal Marijuana Company on Funding Jun 13, 2017 Advising a medical marijuana company on various corporate work, including creating the shareholde... Advising a medical marijuana company on various corporate work, including creating the shareholders’ agreement, funding agreements, build-out agreement and merger agreement for sale of company
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A&B advises Medical Marijuana Compliance Company Jun 13, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised a company that assists medical marijuana companies to comply with regulator... Aird & Berlis advised a company that assists medical marijuana companies to comply with regulatory requirements on various employment and intellectual property matters.
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$100 Million Purchase and Servicing Agreement with Chartered Bank Jill P. Fraser May 31, 2017 As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and... As counsel to the chartered bank, Jill Fraser negotiated and structured various intercreditor and other priority agreements.
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$155 Million Syndicated Credit Facility for Specialty Food Distributor Jill P. Fraser and Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett May 31, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jac... Aird & Berlis represented the agent and the lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser and Jacqueline Goslett.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $200 Million Offering Barbara Worndl, Michael D. Smith, Liam Tracey-Raymont, Daniel Everall, Melanie Cole, Anne E. Miatello, Sherri M. Altshuler and Margaret T. Nelligan May 26, 2017 Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $200 million public offering of 3.636% series C senior unsecured debentures. On April 21, 201...
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Cheticamp Fisheries Completes Sale to Quebec-Based Private Equity Firm Joel M. Rose, Joanne C. Coldwell, Barbara Worndl, Jesse Rosensweet, Lorenzo Lisi, Fiona Brown and Ken Clark May 26, 2017 Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition... Pêcheries Cheticamp Fisheries Intl. (2016) Ltd. announced the completion of its acquisition by Champlain Financial Corporation, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Cheticamp Fisheries is a prominent seafood processor located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, supplying premium snow crab and...
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A&B Advises on Legality of Marijuana Production May 26, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised on the legality of the recreational production of marijuana for medicinal u... Aird & Berlis advised on the legality of the recreational production of marijuana for medicinal use and implications under the Criminal Code.
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Leading Canadian Financial Institution Provides Financing to Alberta Condo Developer Sanjeev Mitra Apr 28, 2017 In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regardi... In connection with the matter, Sanj Mitra negotiated a side letter agreement for the bank regarding enforcement.
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Acquisition of Private Label Credit Card Portfolio Jill P. Fraser and Kyle B. Plunkett Apr 28, 2017 Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett. Aird & Berlis represented the purchaser with a team that included Jill Fraser and Kyle Plunkett.
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Mediclean Successful in Tax Court of Canada Louise R. Summerhill and Meghan A. Cowan Apr 17, 2017 Mediclean Inc. was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Mediclean Inc. had appealed decisions dated March 21, 2016 under the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act that had held that an individual contractor was engaged in pensionable and insurable em...
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Trevali Mining Corporation Signs Agreement to Purchase Glencore's Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines and Completes $265 Million Bought-Deal Financing Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Stephen Zolf, Aaron T. Collins, Barbara Worndl, Daniel Everall, Christopher F. Berrigan, Melanie Cole, Sherri M. Altshuler, Peter K. Czegledy and Thomas A. Fenton Apr 10, 2017 On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into defin... On March 13, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) (“Trevali”) entered into definitive agreements with Glencore PLC (“Glencore”) and certain of its subsidiaries to acquire a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore (the “Acquisition”), including an 80% intere...
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A&B Advises on Financing of Cannabis Production Facility Apr 05, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised on the financing of a medical marijuana production facility. Aird & Berlis advised on the financing of a medical marijuana production facility.
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Highway 427 Expansion Project Reaches Financial Close Douglas J. S. Younger, Heidi Visser, Lorway Gosse and Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Mar 21, 2017

Infrastructure Ontario, Grupo ACS and Miller Construction reached financial close on the Highway 427 Expansion Project. The project has a capital cost of $363 million and is being financed through a bank-bond hybrid.

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A&B advises licensed cannabis producer on various real estate matters Mar 14, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised a Health Canada licensed producer of medical cannabis and cannabis products... Aird & Berlis advised a Health Canada licensed producer of medical cannabis and cannabis products on various real estate matters
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msi Spergel Court-Appointed Receiver of Three Pharmacy Businesses Sanjeev Mitra, Jeremy Nemers and Alyssa Gebert Mar 01, 2017 Aird & Berlis advised msi Spergel with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeremy Neme... Aird & Berlis advised msi Spergel with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeremy Nemers and Alyssa Gebert.
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Canadian Schedule I Bank Restructures Loan to Large Cosmetics Company Sanjeev Mitra and Alyssa Gebert Feb 28, 2017 On behalf of the bank, Sanj Mitra and Alyssa Gebert successfully negotiated and completed the ref... On behalf of the bank, Sanj Mitra and Alyssa Gebert successfully negotiated and completed the refinancing of the borrower.
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A&B Advises on Award-Winning Management Buyout Deal Stanley W. L. Freedman, Steven L. Graff and Francesco Gucciardo Feb 16, 2017 The M&A Advisor recognized the management buyout of Thane International Inc. as the Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year in the over $50 million to $100 million category as part of its 11th Annual Turnaround Awards.
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Triple M Successful in Tax Court of Canada Louise R. Summerhill and Meghan A. Cowan Feb 06, 2017 Triple M Metal LP was recently successful in winning an appeal in the Tax Court of Canada. Triple M appealed a Notice of Confirmation dated September 15, 2014 relating to an Ontario Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax reassessment covering the period from August 1, 2010 to September 30, 2...
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Mettrum Health Corp. Completes Sale to Canopy Growth Corporation Margaret T. Nelligan, Daniel Everall and John D. Andrew Jan 31, 2017 Mettrum Health Corp. announced the successful closing of the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corporation pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement. Under the arrangement, Canopy acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mettrum, and Mettrum’s shareholders became ...
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A&B Advises Licensed Grower Dec 13, 2016 Aird & Berlis advised a Health Canada licensed grower of medicinal marijuana on various corp... Aird & Berlis advised a Health Canada licensed grower of medicinal marijuana on various corporate matters, including structuring and negotiation of business transactions and corporate governance issues.
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Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Favour of City of Windsor Christopher J. Williams, Courtney Raphael and Jody E. Johnson Dec 08, 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its decision in a dispute between the City of Windsor and the Canadian Transit Company (“CTC”). The case, argued on April 21, 2016, was an appeal relating to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court to decide matters involving the applicability of municipal b...
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Canadian Schedule I Bank Assists Automotive Parts Manufacturing Companies through Refinancing Sanjeev Mitra, Alyssa Gebert and Kyle B. Plunkett Dec 01, 2016 Aird & Berlis advised the bank with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Alyssa Gebert ... Aird & Berlis advised the bank with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Alyssa Gebert and Kyle Plunkett.
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ICC International Cannabis Corporation Completes $13 Million Brokered Private Placement, Qualifying Transaction with Shogun Capital Corp. and Initial TSXV Listing Richard M. Kimel, Sherri M. Altshuler and Daniel Everall Dec 01, 2016 On September 8, 2016, International Cannabis Corp completed a brokered private placement of 32,500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $0.40 per subscription receipt for gross proceeds of $13 million.
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A&B advises cannabis industry on IP matters Nov 16, 2016 Aird and Berlis advised a cannabis consulting and product solutions company on various intellectu... Aird and Berlis advised a cannabis consulting and product solutions company on various intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. We also advised on licensing, distribution and branding matters Our intellectual property lawyers advised on the drafting and prose...
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A&B Advises Dispensaries on Municipal Matters Nov 14, 2016 Aird and Berlis has advised marijuana dispensaries with respect to the municipal powers and enfor... Aird and Berlis has advised marijuana dispensaries with respect to the municipal powers and enforcement authorities under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006.
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Fleetwood Metal Industries Completes Sale to U.S.-Based Private Equity Firm Tony Gioia, Jeffrey K. Merk, Stephen Zolf, Barbra H. Miller, Paige Backman, Graham Topa and Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Nov 07, 2016 Fleetwood Metal Industries Inc., a successful Tier 1 automotive metal stamping, welding and assembly business with facilities in Ontario and Alabama, recently announced the completion of its sale to Milestone Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. 
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Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services Completes Sale of its Business Margaret T. Nelligan, Paige Backman, Melanie Cole, Daniel Everall, Sam Billard, Barbra H. Miller, Carol J. Burns, Barbara Worndl and Lloyd F. Cornett Nov 01, 2016

Booth Centennial Healthcare Linen Services completed the sale of all or substantially all of its assets to Ecotex Service Corporation in partnership with Fengate Capital Management.

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Shahid Khan Acquires Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Christie McNeill, Donald L. West, Barbara Worndl, Reena Kotecha, Aaron Baer, Lisa E. Moreau, Aaron Silver, Lorenzo Lisi, Fiona Brown, Scott Stoll, Ken Clark and John J. Longo Oct 19, 2016 Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to have acted on behalf of Shahid Khan in his purchase of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Mr. Khan completed the purchase of 100 per cent ownership of the Four Seasons Hotel on September 30, 2016, from an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company. The purchase represe...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Joint-Venture Acquisition of 101 Yorkville Avenue Hayden Solomons, Nili Goldman Birshtein and Eileen P. K. Costello Sep 30, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the joint-venture acquisition of the property municipally known as 101 Yorkville Avenue on a 50-50 basis with a non-managing partner for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $29 million.
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GreenSpace Brands Inc. Closes $7 Million Bought Deal Public Offering Sep 14, 2016

On September 2, 2016, GreenSpace Brands Inc. (“GreenSpace”) (TSXV:JTR), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, closed a bought deal short form prospectus offering for gross proceeds of over $7 million.

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Prominent Canadian Bank Sells Portfolio of Distressed Consumer Debt Sanjeev Mitra, Jeffrey K. Merk and Matthew V. Liberatore Sep 01, 2016 Aird & Berlis represented the Schedule I bank in connection with the sale with a team that was le... Aird & Berlis represented the Schedule I bank in connection with the sale with a team that was led by Sanj Mitra and included Jeffrey Merk and Matthew Liberatore.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering Aug 26, 2016

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $230 million public equity offering of units.

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Crestpoint Completes $36.5 Million Acquisition of a 50% Interest in North Toronto Station Hayden Solomons, Jennifer A. Wainwright, Christie McNeill, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Loiacono and Faruk Gafic Aug 16, 2016 Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the property commonly known as North Toronto Station for approximately $36.5 million.
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First Capital Realty Inc. Enters into Binding Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Retail and Parking Components of 1 Bloor Street East Hayden Solomons, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Loiacono and Faruk Gafic Aug 04, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) entered into a binding agreement of purchase and sale for the acquisition of the retail and commercial parking components of the property municipally known as 1 Bloor Street East, Toronto, including an 85,000-square-foot flagship retail space and 52 com...
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Acquisition of Major Redevelopment Property Hayden Solomons and Nili Goldman Birshtein Aug 03, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the co-venture acquisition of a 27-acre mixed-use redevelopment site located at the northeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road in Toronto for a total purchase price of approximately $26 million.
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First Capital Realty Inc. Completes Acquisition of Assembly of Properties at Northeast Corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue, Toronto Hayden Solomons, Christie McNeill, Daniel Mahler, Sidonia J. Loiacono and Faruk Gafic Aug 03, 2016 First Capital Realty Inc. (“First Capital”) completed the acquisition of an assembly of properties located at the northeast corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue in Toronto for a total purchase price of approximately $63.2 million.  The assembly included the well-known Pusateri’s Fine Fo...
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$120 Million Construction and Term Financing Jill P. Fraser and Aaron Silver Jul 29, 2016 Aird & Berlis represented the financial advisor and lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of le... Aird & Berlis represented the financial advisor and lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of lenders with a team that included Jill Fraser, Aaron Silver and Anita Purushotham.
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Crestpoint Closes Commercial Real Estate Partnership Worth Over $362 Million Christopher F. Berrigan, Barbara Worndl, Hayden Solomons and Jennifer A. Wainwright Jul 11, 2016 Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd. completed the acquisition of a 90% co-venture interest with Anthem Properties Group.
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A&B Advises Amber Canada Inc. on its Entry into Canada's Marijuana Market Eldon J. Bennett Jun 14, 2016 A&B advised Amber Canada Inc., a late-stage LP applicant under the ACMPR, with respect to startup... A&B advised Amber Canada Inc., a late-stage LP applicant under the ACMPR, with respect to startup work, including the company’s organization, shareholders’ agreement and initial round of seed-financing.
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Wesdome Gold Mines Completes Purchase of Two Gold Exploration Properties Eldon J. Bennett, Daniel Everall, Derek J. McCallum and Scott Stoll May 27, 2016 On May 27, 2016, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) and Canoe Mining Ventures Corp. (TSXV: CLV) announced that the parties completed a transaction whereby Wesdome purchased from Canoe Mining a 100% interest in the Coldstream Project and the Hamlin-Deaty Creek Property, which are near to Wesdome's...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering Of Series B Senior Unsecured Debentures May 12, 2016 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.
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Wesdome Gold Mines Completes $17 Million Bought Deal Financing May 04, 2016 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.
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Forum Signs Approximately $400M Definitive Agreement to Sell Part of its Canadian Infrastructure Portfolio Apr 21, 2016

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

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GreenSpace Brands Completes Concurrent Acquisition of Central Roast Inc. and Prospectus Offering Jeffrey K. Merk, Andrew Magnus, Melanie Cole, Daniel Everall, Aaron T. Collins and Barbara Worndl Apr 14, 2016 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.&nb...
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Trevali Mining Closes $14,950,000 Public Offering Mar 16, 2016 Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed its “best efforts” marketed offering by way of a short-form prospectus of 46,718,750 common shares of Trevali at a price of $0.32 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $14,950,000.
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A&B advises on partnership with cannabis company Mar 14, 2016 Aird and Berlis advised a joint venture partner on tax and corporate planning matters in connecti... Aird and Berlis advised a joint venture partner on tax and corporate planning matters in connection with a partnership with a Canadian cannabis business.
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