Ryan Cohen


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2019

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Representative Matters
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

Ryan’s background in business gives him valuable insight and practical experience when representing clients on capital markets and securities matters. He applies his strong attention to detail to a range of transactions, including debt and equity financings and go-public transactions for domestic and international clients. Ryan is the ultimate team player and is committed to providing exceptional client service.

Ryan is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. His practice focuses on corporate finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He also advises on compliance matters, including corporate governance requirements and continuous disclosure obligations. He works with public and private companies across a variety of sectors, including technology, real estate, mining and cannabis.

Prior to joining Aird & Berlis, Ryan practised at a leading international law firm and in the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. He has also held positions at a large financial services company and a high-growth technology startup.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada in Corporate Law

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Representative Matters

Represented Linamar Corporation in its acquisition of Bourgault Industries Ltd., a leading agricultural equipment manufacturer, for $640 million. In conjunction with the Bourgault transaction closing, Linamar also finalized a new $700-million term loan agreement.

Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) in connection with its acquisition of a substantial portion of Mobex Fourth and 1, LLC’s U.S.-based assets.

Represented Small Pharma Inc. (TSXV: DMT) in the sale of all of its issued and outstanding securities to Cybin Inc. (NYSE American: CYBN) (NEO: CYBN).

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.

Represented Zoeller Company in connection with its acquisition of Burke Water Systems Manufacturing Inc. / Burke Manufacture De Systѐmes A Eau Inc. and Bur-Cam Pumps Inc. / Les Pompes Bur-Cam Inc.

Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) in connection with its acquisition of the Salford group of companies for an aggregate purchase price of $260 million.

Represented SQI Diagnostics Inc., a leader in the science of lung health that develops and manufactures respiratory health and precision medical tests, in connection with its acquisition of the assets underlying Precision Biomonitoring Inc.’s human diagnostic COVID-19 PCR testing business and its TripleLock™ molecular diagnostic testing technology.

Represented Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) in connection with the closing of an asset sale transaction with Nomad Royalty Company Ltd. 

Represented EQ Inc., a leader in geospatial data and artificial intelligence driven software, in its acquisition of the shares of Integrated Rewards Inc., and its consumer-facing application Paymi.com.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, “Think Canada for Global Projects and Global Expansion: Canadian Corporate and Tax Considerations for Foreign Expansion To and From Canada," Aird & Berlis LLP Capital Markets Bulletin, July 5, 2023.

Co-Author, “Important Canadian Legal Considerations and Market Practices for U.S. and International Purchasers in Cross-Border Private M&A Transactions," Aird & Berlis LLP Capital Markets Bulletin, September 21, 2022.


  • JD, University of Western Ontario Law School, 2018
  • HBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, 2018