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May 27, 2019

Maple Leaf Angels Teams Up With Aird & Berlis Once Again

By Randy Williamson, Graham Topa and Tony Sabeta, B.Eng.

Maple Leaf Angels (MLA) is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Aird & Berlis LLP. The Aird & Berlis Startups Group, led by Graham Topa and Tony Sabeta, is dedicated to enabling early-stage and emerging growth companies to navigate the commercial, regulatory and competitive challenges related to bringing new innovations to market.

“We are absolutely delighted to renew our relationship with Aird & Berlis!,” says Prathna Ramesh, Managing Director of Maple Leaf Angels. “They are leaders in providing legal services to the startup community, and the relationships they have fostered will be of high value to MLA members and the entrepreneurs we work with. We look forward to furthering our work in the Canadian innovation ecosystem through this partnership.”

Under the terms of the partnership, Aird & Berlis will provide their strategic legal expertise on key aspects of startup growth, including corporate structure, M&A, governance, financing, IP strategy and licensing, privacy and other considerations. “Aird & Berlis is excited to once again partner with Maple Leaf Angels,” said Randy Williamson, Partner at Aird & Berlis and an MLA member. “Through our partnership, we hope to advance entrepreneur innovation in the growing Canadian technology market.”


Aird & Berlis LLP is a leading Canadian law firm based in Toronto, serving clients across Canada and globally. The firm’s practice encompasses all principal areas of business law, including corporate/commercial, capital markets, banking, insolvency and restructuring, energy, environmental, infrastructure/P3, technology, intellectual property, litigation, labour and employment, municipal and land use planning, real estate and tax. The firm’s diverse client base ranges from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.


Maple Leaf Angels enable high potential companies to grow, realize their potential, and offer excellent returns by bringing together investment, experience, and a network of partners. To date, our members have invested over $30 million in 55 companies across Canada. Our members have seen 14 collective exits within the MLA portfolio. We offer Curbside Mentoring events and weekly complimentary Office Hours to connect the brightest, most passionate entrepreneurs with our accredited investors in a streamlined process.

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