Jackson Phillips


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2014

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  • Bio
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
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Jackson is dedicated to helping his clients grow and achieve their business objectives, whether in a seed round financing, going-public transaction, public or private financing or acquisition. He is a strong negotiator and communicator who enjoys working with a team to develop solutions to challenging situations facing his clients.

Jackson is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, reverse take-overs and other going-public transactions, as well as public and private corporate finance matters. He also assists his clients with a range of corporate and securities law compliance matters, including corporate governance and continuous disclosure. Jackson advises public and private companies across a variety of sectors, with a focus on mining, cannabis, psychedelics and technology.

Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Jackson worked at a national law firm and completed a secondment with the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Representative Matters

Represented Northern Green Canada Inc., a vertically integrated Canadian licensed cannabis producer, in its sale to Curaleaf Holdings, Inc.

Acted as legal counsel to Thesis Gold (TSXV: TAU), a mineral exploration company in northern British Columbia, in its merger with Benchmark Metals Inc.

Represented Pollitt & Company Inc., in connection with its brokered private placement for Playgon Games Inc., a proprietary SaaS technology company that delivers mobile, live-dealer technology to online gaming operators globally.

Acted as legal counsel to San Cristobal Mining Inc., a private mining company formed under the laws of British Columbia, in its acquisition of Minera San Cristóbal S.A. and all associated assets from Sumitomo Corporation, as well as a related equity financing and two debt financings.

Legal counsel to MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX:LABS) in its acquisition of VIVO Cannabis Inc. 

Represented The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (CSE:TGOD) in the completion of a marketed public offering of units.

Advised The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (CSE:TGOD), a sustainable Canadian cannabis company and producer of premium, organically grown cannabis, in completing the acquisition of BZAM Holdings Inc., a privately-owned producer of flower and 2.0 products.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "A New Era for the CSE: What Issuers Need to Know," Aird & Berlis LLP, May 2, 2023.

Co-Author, "Proposed Climate-Related and ESG Disclosure Requirements: Insights and Guidance for Junior Mining Issuers," Aird & Berlis LLP, March 6, 2023.


  • JD, Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2013
  • International Exchange, China University of Political Science and Law
  • BA (Hons.), Western University, 2009