Every company needs a legal strategist for growth. Aadam strives to play that role for our clients. With experience working across diverse matters, Aadam understands how different business units operate and interact within a greater corporate and legal context and brings such understanding to bear in tailoring commercial and transactional strategies for our clients.

Aadam attacks issues with an analytical methodology, deciphering the crux of complex client needs, anticipating challenges and completing transactions with efficiency.

Work Highlights

NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company

  • Assisted senior counsel in a US$250 million senior notes offering

NYSE-listed merchant bank

  • Assisted senior counsel in all matters concerning a proxy contest relating to the election of directors

Various TSX-V issuers

  • Acted as issuer’s counsel in private placement financings for aggregate proceeds of over $20 million
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Having been raised in an entrepreneurial family, Aadam recognizes that successful business involves commitment, strategy and service. As such, he provides practical advice from both a legal and business perspective, complementing clients’ strategies and ultimately creating and protecting shareholder value.

Services
Private placements and public offerings of equity securities, debt and convertible debt Corporate governance
Business combination transactions, including plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, and share exchange transactions Continuous disclosure
Stock exchange listings Corporate and commercial matters
Proxy-battles and hostile takeovers Equity-based compensation and awards
Take-over bids and take-over bid defense Regulatory compliance
Acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, assets and technology

Aadam has an aptitude for finance and understands the bottom line for our clients. His ability to parse financial statements and understand financial complexities enhances his advice and adds value for our clients.

Whether he is helping clients purchase an operating mineral property or a sawmill, sell an e-commerce business, refinance debt or complete a private placement of shares, Aadam excels at anticipating legal issues before they become business problems and is able to distill complex legal concepts into commercial applications.

Understanding our clients’ needs from a commercial standpoint, Aadam sees the big picture for the details and develops strategic business solutions with analytical prowess and efficiency.

 

Awards & Distinctions
  • Reuben Wells Leonard Prize in Advanced Issues in Contract Law
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NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in a US$250 million senior notes offering
NYSE-listed merchant bank
  • Assisted senior counsel in all matters concerning a proxy contest relating to the election of directors
Various TSX-V issuers
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel in private placement financings for aggregate proceeds of over $20 million
NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in a senior notes offering of US$650 million of senior notes
TSX-listed forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in arrangement of a $130 million syndicated secured revolving credit facility
NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in a US$50 million MJDS offering of common shares
TSX-V-listed gold exploration company
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel in three acquisitions of public mineral exploration companies, with an aggregate transaction value of over $35 million
TSX-V-listed mineral exploration company
  • Acted as issuer’s counsel in sale of a Chinese gold exploration property for proceeds of over $13 million
TSX-V multimedia and interactive marketing company
  • Assisted senior counsel in the sale of a Chinese e-commerce business for proceeds of approximately $7.5 million
NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in the acquisition of the sawmilling and energy operations of a German company for approximately US$70 million
TSX-V-listed mineral exploration company
  • Assisted senior counsel in all matters concerning a proxy contest relating to the election of directors
Various Canadian, inter-listed and U.S. issuers
  • Counsel in respect of their annual shareholder meeting processes
NASDAQ-listed U.S. forest products company
  • Assisted senior counsel in litigation under the NAFTA
Various public and private companies
  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Corporate governance
  • Business and legal due diligence
  • Equity-based compensation plans and awards
  • Name changes and continuations
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder rights plans
  • Continuous disclosure documents, including prospectuses, management information circulars, annual information forms and U.S. Forms S-3, S-4, S-8, 10-K, 10-Q and 20-F
  • Commercial leases
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Shareholders’ agreements
Awards & Distinctions
  • Reuben Wells Leonard Prize in Advanced Issues in Contract Law
Industry Involvement
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ismaili Legal Professionals Network
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to the Bar: British Columbia, 2014
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science, Philosophy and Biomedical Sciences (Neurophysiology Concentration), McGill University, 2010
Languages
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Spanish (functional)