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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Wesdome Gold Mines Completes Private Placement of Flow-Through Shares for $3 Million Dec 21, 2015 On December 18, 2015, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) announced that it completed a private placement of 1,818,182 flow-through common shares at a price of $1.65 per share for gross proceeds of $3,000,000. Wesdome intends to use the majority of the gross proceeds from the offering to advance i...
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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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Trevali Mining Corporation Completes $30.6 Million Bought-Deal Offering Jun 11, 2015 Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) completed its bought-deal offering of 30,000,000 common shares at a price of $1.02 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $30,600,000. The shares were offered pursuant to a short form prospectus dated June 3, 2015, and were underwritten by a syndicate of und...
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering Of Series A Senior Unsecured Debentures Jun 04, 2015 On May 13, 2015, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, completed an offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of series A senior unsecured debentures.
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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. Completes $8.75 Million Bought Deal Special Warrant Offering May 04, 2015 Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. recently completed its $8.75 million bought deal private placement of 12,494,765 special warrants at a price of $0.70 per special warrant and subsequent qualification of the underlying units by way of short form prospectus.
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LVS Inc. and its Founder Complete Sale of Shares to Avante Logixx Inc. Richard M. Kimel, Jeremy D. Burke and Elisabeth V. Atsaidis Apr 01, 2015

LVS Inc. and its founder completed the sale of all of the outstanding shares to Avante Logixx Inc. (TSXV: XX).

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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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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $86 Million Public Equity Offering Feb 10, 2015

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed an $86 million public equity offering of units.

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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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National RV Communities, LLC Completed a US$800 Million Refinancing Nov 11, 2014 National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million r... National RV Communities, LLC (now part of Carefree Communities Inc.) completed a US$800 million refinancing of a North America-wide recreational-based real estate portfolio.
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Telecommunications Company Completes $160 Million Indirect Sale Nov 04, 2014 The family owners of a large telecommunications company recently completed a $160 million indirec... The family owners of a large telecommunications company recently completed a $160 million indirect sale of their business through an auction process.
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Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Raises $172 Million Sep 25, 2014 On September 3, 2014, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager an... On September 3, 2014, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in several Canadian major cities, completed its $172 million public equity offering of additional units.
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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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A&B Selected to Represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S. Aug 15, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP was selected to represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S., a large French pu... Aird & Berlis LLP was selected to represent Eiffage Travaux Publics S.A.S., a large French public company focused on the construction industry.
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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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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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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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A&B Expands Relationship with Post Foods Feb 03, 2014 Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In a... Aird & Berlis LLP has been able to maintain and expand its relationship with Post Foods. In addition to assisting Ralcorp in buying Post Foods and later spinning it out to Ralcorp shareholders, we recently worked on several transactions.
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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 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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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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David Reiter and Jody Johnson Successfully Represent Pickering’s Compliance Audit Committee Aug 15, 2013 David Reiter was appointed as independent prosecutor by the City of Pickering’s Compliance Audit ... David Reiter was appointed as independent prosecutor by the City of Pickering’s Compliance Audit Committee. He conducted a compliance audit of Councillor Doug Dickerson’s campaign finances and laid five charges. Jody Johnson successfully defended an appeal of the committee’s decision to order the...
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A&B Represents McCordick Glove & Safety Inc. Mar 31, 2013 Aird & Berlis LLP acted for a selling family group of a privately held entity for about $60mm... Aird & Berlis LLP acted for a selling family group of a privately held entity for about $60mm, to a U.S. buyer with a comprehensive pre-sale tax plan.
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