Paige is the Practice Group Leader of the firm's Corporate Commercial Group. She is also Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group, Co-Chair of the Technology Group and a member of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Group.
Paige counsels multinational and domestic entities on compliance with Canadian privacy laws and cyber security, including cyber terrorism, preventing and managing data breaches, obligations on breach notification and processes surrounding complaints and investigations relating to breaches.
One of Paige’s great personal interests is high performance sport and the sporting industry. She has represented and been an advisor for national and international, professional and amateur sports organizations. Her range of experience in high performance sport includes acquisitions, divestitures, corporate structuring, corporate governance, risk management, sponsorship and agency relationships. Paige has also advised and consulted on investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to high performance athletes, coaches, officials and political appointees.
Jennifer is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and founder and Co-Chair of the Sports, Media & Entertainment Group. She also serves as Global Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Group. Jennifer is recognized as a leading Canadian corporate lawyer by multiple legal ranking organizations including Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. Jennifer is called upon frequently to speak internationally on matters relating to corporate law and governance, leadership and gender equity.
Jennifer’s extensive business law experience and dedication to client service makes her a trusted advisor who provides strategic advice on a wide array of domestic, cross border and international matters. She has a corporate practice that focuses on all areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, reorganizations, complex commercial matters and ongoing general corporate advice in a variety of sectors including sports, hospitality, manufacturing, technology, real estate and financial services.
After competing at the national and international levels in tennis, Jennifer remains dedicated to the business of sport through her work with Tennis Canada and other key global leadership positions. Jennifer is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Tennis Canada and currently serves on the Executive Board and as Chair of the Nominating Committee. She is also a member of the International Tennis Federation’s Davis Cup committee, a key committee that has oversight over the premiere global team event for men’s tennis after having served on the Billie Jean Cup committee from 2019-2021. In 2022, Jennifer was appointed to the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Ethics and Governance committee, a position she holds with great pride. Jennifer fuels her passion for giving back to sport as Chair of the Board of the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Federation, the only tennis charity in Canada dedicated exclusively to children in priority needs neighbourhoods serving over 8,500 participants each year. Jennifer is an ambassador for Tennis Canada’s Game. Set. Equity initiative and in 2022 was inducted into the Newfoundland & Labrador Tennis Hall of Fame as an athlete and a builder.
Ken Clark is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Litigation & Dispute Resolution groups. Ken’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property law enforcement, including copyright, patents and trademarks and related areas such as Internet law. Ken litigates copyright, patent and trademark disputes and has a particular interest in mass copyright enforcement. He has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada and at all levels of the Federal Court. On the solicitor side, Ken’s practice includes trademark prosecution, intellectual property licensing and assistance with strategic IP planning for new and existing businesses. Ken is certified by the LSO as a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property (Patents, copyright and trademark) and is a registered trademark agent.
Peter Czegledy is a member of the firm's Corporate/Commercial Group, as well as the Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity, Technology and Licensing Groups. He is Chair of the Gaming Group and co-Chair of the firm’s Esports & Gaming Group and Sports, Media & Entertainment Group. His practice includes assisting a spectrum of clients ranging from startup private businesses to large multinationals.
Peter’s esports practice includes corporate, commercial, transactional and regulatory matters for domestic and international clients. He has advised game publishers, platform providers, financing parties, regulators, payment processors, hardware manufacturers, underwriters, industry associations and other parties active throughout the sector. He frequently writes and speaks on legal issues related to the esports industry.
Don Johnston is Co-leader of the Aird & Berlis Technology Group, as well as a member of the Corporate/Commercial and Mining Groups.
Don is a well-known technology lawyer with broad experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. He also has a wealth of experience in health law, health informatics, information technology, health care privacy law, biotech and pharmaceuticals law, technology financing, telecommunications, procurement and outsourcing.
Don has over two decades of expertise in technology procurements, licensing and related transactions. He has acted for numerous technology developers and has been involved in major technology projects (including nuclear and oil and gas), acquisitions, financing and development projects in both Canada and the United States.
Stephen Zolf is a partner with Aird & Berlis. His practice focuses on media and telecom regulation and competition/foreign investment law relating to merger clearance under the Competition Act and the Investment Canada Act. Stephen has specific expertise on the legislative and regulatory framework governing Canada’s communications sector under the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Canadian Copyright Act.
Stephen provides strategic and regulatory advice to media clients on a broad range of matters including Canadian content rules and regulations, funding of Canadian producers and content creators and intellectual property issues relating to the acquisition of content for online and digital platforms. He also advises clients on telecom matters such as the provision of competitive access to cable/telecom telecommunications facilities and networks and wireless spectrum policy. Stephen has acted as regulatory/legal counsel in a number of major high profile media transactions in Canada. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals and agencies, including the CRTC, the Canadian Copyright Board, the Competition Bureau and Industry Canada.