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

Acted for Knightstone Capital Management in the sale of a 20 per cent equity share in the CampusOne residence in Toronto, Ontario.

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