Portia is a strong negotiator and communicator who supports
her clients as they seize opportunities or face challenges. She works
collaboratively with her clients in order to provide solutions geared to their
Portia is a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial Group. She
advises on a broad range of corporate/commercial
matters, including mergers and acquisitions. Portia also draws from her prior
experience in the not-for-profit sector to provide support for the firm’s
Charity & Not-For-Profit Law Group.
Portia summered and articled at Aird & Berlis prior to
joining the firm as an associate.
Awards & Recognition
Gurston Allen Prize in Conflict of Laws, 2021
Top Oralist, Frozen Open Osgoode Moot, 2019
Quarter Finalist, Lerners Cup Moot, 2019
Represented Circle Surrogacy, LLC, an investee company of Cortec Group Fund VII, L.P., a private equity fund based in New York, in the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of Donor Concierge Inc.
Acted for Stonebridge Financial Corporation, a Toronto-based financial services firm with a focus on financial advisory and arranging of project financings in the infrastructure and energy sectors, in the onboarding of new officers to its executive leadership team.
Advised an Ontario multi-generational family business focused on the manufacturing of steel tubing products on the sale of its business for aggregate consideration in excess of $100 million to a strategic acquiror from Western Canada.