Adam Braun

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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2011

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  • Bio
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Adam is skilled at devising practical and business-focused solutions to serve his clients’ corporate finance and commercial matters. A problem-solver by nature, he is able to break down complex regulatory requirements into more easily understood concepts.

Adam is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Corporate/Commercial and Investment Management & Registration Groups. His practice focuses on fund structuring and implementation, structured real estate transactions, and securities registration and compliance. He advises private issuers as well as domestic and non-resident dealers, advisors, investment fund managers and private equity funds.

Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Adam served as Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the Ontario Securities Commission for more than seven years. 

Representative Matters

  • Lead OSC registration staff for the transfer of oversight of syndicated mortgages from Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario to the OSC.


Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Syndicated Mortgage Amendments,” Ontario Securities Commission Registrant Outreach, March 29, 2021.


Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, "OSC Publishes Annual Compliance Report for Dealers, Advisers and Investment Fund Managers," Aird & Berlis LLP, September 28, 2023.
  • Co-Author, "Managing Conflicts of Interest: CSA and CIRO Offer Regulatory Guidance," Aird & Berlis LLP, August 17, 2023.
  • Co-Author, "Incoming Deadline Looms for Crypto Asset Trading Platforms to Comply with New Requirements," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 22, 2023. 
  • Lead Drafter, “Guidance on Registration Requirements for Chief Compliance Officers and Request for Comments,” CSA Staff Notice 31-358, July 2, 2020. 



  • JD, Queen's University, 2010
  • B. Comm, University of Toronto, 2006