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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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Easton’s Group of Hotels Completes Sale of Ontario Hotels Portfolio Sep 26, 2014 Easton’s Group of Hotels, a leading developer, owner and manager of Canadian hospitality real est... Easton’s Group of Hotels, a leading developer, owner and manager of Canadian hospitality real estate, recently completed the sale of three high-quality focused-service properties for an aggregate price in excess of $70,000,000.
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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 Advises on IPO of European Renewable Energy Foreign Asset Income Trust Jun 11, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for Transeastern Power Trust (the “Trust”) on its initial public offe... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for Transeastern Power Trust (the “Trust”) on its initial public offering of units and convertible unsecured subordinate debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $23,000,000.
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A&B Acts in Formation of Skyline Retail REIT and $94M Acquisition Feb 10, 2014 A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions o... A&B acted for Skyline Enterprises Management Inc. in the formation and initial acquisitions of Guelph Ontario-based Skyline Retail Real Estate Investment Trust.
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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 Represents Feronia Inc. in US$25M Private Placement Jan 13, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for Feronia Inc. (TSX:FRN), a large-scale commercial farmland and pla... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for Feronia Inc. (TSX:FRN), a large-scale commercial farmland and plantation operator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in connection with its recent US$25M private placement led by CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s Development Finance Institution.
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A&B Acts For Haggar Clothing Co. in Acquisition of Tribal Sportswear Jan 13, 2014 A&B acted for Haggar Clothing Co., a leader in men’s apparel for over 85 years, in its acquis...

A&B acted for Haggar Clothing Co., a leader in men’s apparel for over 85 years, in its acquisition of Tribal Sportswear from Kilmer Capital Fund L.P. for an undisclosed amount.

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Sobeys Acquires Canada Safeway Jan 08, 2014 Empire and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sobeys, entered into an agreement with Safeway on June 12... Empire and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sobeys, entered into an agreement with Safeway on June 12, 2013, to acquire substantially all of the assets of Canada Safeway for a cash purchase price of $5.8 billion, subject to a working capital adjustment, plus the assumption of certain liabilities. The...
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Hand Sanitizer Patent Lawsuit Gets Green Light Dec 19, 2013 A Master of the Ontario Superior Court has ruled that Francisco Munoz, a chemical engineer whose ... A Master of the Ontario Superior Court has ruled that Francisco Munoz, a chemical engineer whose name appears on the patent as the inventor of foaming alcohol hand sanitizer, can sue Deb Group, the multinational medical supplies company he used to work for.
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A&B Represents Trevali Mining Corporation in $46M Public Offering Dec 17, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP led Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV), a zinc-focused base metals develop... Aird & Berlis LLP led Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV), a zinc-focused base metals development company with active operations in Canada and Peru, through its recent $46M public offering.
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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 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 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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