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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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Acquisition of a Privately-Held Lumber Company Aaron T. Collins, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains, Jacqueline (Jack) Goslett, Amy Marcen-Gaudaur and Tyler Brent Nov 20, 2017 Aird & Berlis acted as Ontario counsel in connection with the acquisition of a privately-held regional lumber company.
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Trevali Mining Corporation Completes $417 Million Acquisition of Glencore’s Rosh Pinah and Perkoa Zinc Mines Thomas A. Fenton, Peter K. Czegledy, Sherri M. Altshuler, Melanie Cole, Christopher F. Berrigan, Daniel Everall, Barbara Worndl, Aaron T. Collins, Stephen Zolf, Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Sean Green Sep 08, 2017 On August 31, 2017, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore PLC and certain of its subsidiaries, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia, a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burk...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Tomasella 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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$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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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 Corporation Amends $52.5 Million Original Note Indenture Jan 08, 2016 On December 30, 2015, Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX: TV) amended, by way of entering into a supplemental note indenture, its original note indenture with its senior secured holders of its $52.5 million senior secured notes placed on May 30, 2014 to extend and expand the debt facility.
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GreenSpace Brands Inc. Completes Acquisition of Love Child (Brands) Inc. and Private Placement Jeffrey K. Merk, Daniel Everall, Barbara Worndl, Ken Clark, R. Grant Cansfield and Aaron T. Collins Dec 08, 2015 GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV: JTR) (“GreenSpace”), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, completed its acquisition of Love Child (Brands) Inc. (“Love Child”), a producer of 100% organic food for infants and toddlers, for an aggregate purchase price of approx...
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Stern Partners Acquires Comark’s Retail Business and Assets Kenneth R. Rosenstein and Sam Babe Aug 20, 2015 Pacific West Commercial Corporation (Pacific West), an affiliate of Vancouver-based Stern Partners Inc. (Stern Partners), completed the acquisition of the business and assets of Comark Inc. (Comark), a leading Canadian specialty apparel retailer with over 300 stores across Canada.
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Transeastern Power Trust Acquires $40 Million Romanian Photovoltaic Solar Power Production Plants Jul 27, 2015 Transeastern Power Trust acquired two photovoltaic solar power production plants in Romania for a gross purchase price of over $40 million and concurrent debt and equity financings valued at over $18 million.
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Feronia Inc. Completes US$9.18 Million Private Placement of Secured Convertible Debentures and Amendment of Existing US$7.15 Million Debentures Jul 16, 2015 Feronia Inc. completed a private placement of US$9.18 million principal amount of secured convertible debentures and the amendment of existing debentures. With these subscriptions and the US$7.15 million principal amount of debentures subscribed for on January 22, 2015, the private placement comp...
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Chesswood Group Limited Completes Acquisition Richard Epstein, Richard M. Kimel, Francesco Gucciardo, Jill P. Fraser and Jeremy D. Burke Mar 18, 2015 On March 18, 2015, Chesswood Group Limited announced that it had completed the acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of, and certain shareholder loan receivables in respect of, Blue Chip Leasing Corporation and EcoHome Financial Inc.
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Feronia Inc. Completes US$7.15 Million Private Placement of Secured Convertible Debentures Jan 22, 2015 Feronia Inc. completed a private placement of US$7.15 million principal amount of secured convertible debentures. Interest on the debentures is 12% per annum, compounded semi-annually, and shall accrue and be payable upon maturity, unless converted earlier.
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Nucap Refinances Global Manufacturing Businesses Nov 24, 2014 Nucap Industries Inc. refinanced its global manufacturing businesses in Canada, the United States, Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg with an amended and restated credit agreement and a revised lending syndicate. The global security package of the lending syndicate was confirmed and renewed.
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Concord Pacific Developments Closes Second Solar Farm Purchase from Canadian Solar Sep 09, 2014 On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-constructio... On September 8, 2014, an affiliate of Concord Pacific Developments completed the post-construction purchase of the 10MW AC ‘Mighty Solar’ solar generation electricity project from an affiliate of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ-CISQ) for a purchase price of over $60 million. This follows Co...
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A&B Assists International Law Firm with Potential Expansion into Canada Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for an international law firm in connection with its potential expans... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for an international law firm in connection with its potential expansion into Canada when it was considering the establishment of a relationship with a law firm to be newly formed with lawyers from a failing Canadian law firm.
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A&B Represents Private Equity Firm on Various Transactions Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP was selected by Prospect Street Capital, a large, New York-based private eq... Aird & Berlis LLP was selected by Prospect Street Capital, a large, New York-based private equity firm with investments throughout the world, to act for them on various transactions.
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A&B Acts for Electrum Group Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP continues to act for the Electrum Group in connection with its maintenance ... Aird & Berlis LLP continues to act for the Electrum Group in connection with its maintenance and its large and economically valuable positions in numerous Canadian public resource companies. We have: continued to maintain and monitor the portfolio and the various regulatory requirements; ...
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Mevotech L.P. Receives Investment of Growth Capital Apr 21, 2014 Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private e... Mevotech L.P. received an investment of growth capital from Penfund, a leading Canadian private equity firm, to help support its growth.
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Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. Completes US$117 Million Acquisition of San Antonio Colombia Jan 30, 2014 On November 1, 2013, Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (“Estrella”) (TSX Venture Exchan... On November 1, 2013, Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (“Estrella”) (TSX Venture Exchange: EEN) completed the final step in its acquisition of the Colombian oil and gas service operations of San Antonio International (“San Antonio”).
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A&B Assists National RV Communities LLC in Acquisition Jan 17, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for... Aird & Berlis LLP has completed two acquisition transactions of vacation parks in Ontario for National RV Communities LLC (now part of the Carefree Communities Inc.).
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A&B Assists Prospect Capital Corporation in Acquisition Dec 06, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP provided Canadian legal services to Prospect Capital Corporation, a New Yor... Aird & Berlis LLP provided Canadian legal services to Prospect Capital Corporation, a New York-based financial services entity (NYSE: PRY). In Q3 2013, we acted in connection with the acquisition of MITY Enterprises, Inc., a market-leading provider of multipurpose room furniture and specialty...
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A&B Assists Sitecore Group in Acquisition Nov 21, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP acted as counsel to the Sitecore group of companies, global leaders in cust... Aird & Berlis LLP acted as counsel to the Sitecore group of companies, global leaders in customer experience management software, in their acquisition of the CommerceServer.net business, a former Microsoft product line, from SMITH. 
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A&B Acts for CIT Lending Corporation Oct 25, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for CIT Lending Corporation, an administrative agent to a syndicate o... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for CIT Lending Corporation, an administrative agent to a syndicate of internationally recognized banks, including itself, in connection with an initial five-year term loan. The loan, which was advanced more than six years ago, was finally repaid in Q2 2013.
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A&B Wins in Oppression Case Oct 23, 2013 Don Jack and Sanj Sood, with assistance from Donald Johnston and Jeremy Nemers, successfully defe... Don Jack and Sanj Sood, with assistance from Donald Johnston and Jeremy Nemers, successfully defeated an application for oppression pursuant to s. 248 of Ontario’s Business Corporations Act.
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A&B Represents Hecla Mining Company in Takeover Oct 15, 2013 In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with ... In Q2 2013, Aird & Berlis LLP represented Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) in connection with its proposed takeover bid for the equity and near equity of U.S. Silver Combination following the announcement of U.S. Silver Corporation’s proposed share-exchange merger with RX Gold & Silver Inc.
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A&B Acts for Integrated Grain Processors Co-Operative Inc. Mar 15, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP has acted as general Canadian legal counsel to Integrated Grain Processors ... Aird & Berlis LLP has acted as general Canadian legal counsel to Integrated Grain Processors Co-Operative Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, IGPC Ethanol Inc. The numerous areas where we have provided legal services and advice include equity organization; financing and refinancing; creatio...
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A&B Acts for Extreme Fitness Feb 08, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP acted in connection with the recent restructuring and sale of Extreme Fitne... Aird & Berlis LLP acted in connection with the recent restructuring and sale of Extreme Fitness. A&B had been acting for the majority equity stakeholders of Extreme Fitness for many years. Due to financial statement presentation matters, which materially incorrectly presented the financia...
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A&B Acts for Farley Windows Group Jan 11, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP was retained to act for the court appointed receiver manager of the Farley ... Aird & Berlis LLP was retained to act for the court appointed receiver manager of the Farley Windows group.
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