For every obstacle and problem there are alternative courses of action. This is a key principle of Aaron’s practice. Clients rely on him to achieve successful outcomes and minimize risk despite challenges. Responsiveness, strategy, creativity and practicality form his approach in resolving issues, addressing risk and achieving successful results for clients.

Work Highlights

ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.

  • Purchase of the shares of Rescan Environmental
  • Purchase of the shares of RePlan

Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd.

  • Purchase of the shares of Wavemaster Net Services Ltd. from Akva
  • Purchaser of the assets of Card’s Aquaculture Products (B.C.) Ltd.

Ascent Helicopters Ltd.

  • Assist with formation and licensing with Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Acquire helicopters located in North America, South America and Europe
  • Legal counsel to Ascent
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Aaron works with entrepreneurs, family businesses, medium-sized companies as well as larger national and international companies.

Services
Business purchase and sale transactions Non-disclosure agreements and letters of intent
Due diligence Business succession
Corporate reorganizations Loan agreements
Shareholder agreements Partnership agreements and joint ventures
Assisting non-Canadians entering the Canadian market Commercial real estate, with an emphasis on purchase and sale transactions and the sale of equity co-operatives with redevelopment potential

Aaron’s experience spans a wide range of industries, including, among others:

  • Aviation
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Professional services (engineering, architecture, environmental)
  • Civil construction
  • Road construction
  • Road maintenance
  • Financial services
  • Food processing
  • Retail
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Fish farming
  • Gaming
  • Health services

This broad exposure has provided Aaron with valuable insights into the common and unique legal challenges faced by business owners in a variety of industries.

Whether it is a purchase or sale transaction, negotiating and drafting a shareholders’ agreement or working with accountants to complete a corporate reorganization, Aaron’s focus is to deliver successful results on-schedule and on-budget. This is achieved through a project management approach by setting outcomes, timelines and legal fee budgets. The objective is to be accessible, effective and to deliver value beyond just getting the job done.

Working with local, national and international businesses over many years has helped Aaron refine his ability to identify and assess legal risks. This positively impacts our clients’ bottom line because he focuses on the issues that matter most and, consequently, those that have the greatest and most positive impact.

Whether big or small, Aaron understands that the stakes are significant for our clients. The passion that drives our clients also drives Aaron to look out for their interests in the same way that he would his own—with a strong, results-oriented approach.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Law, 2018
*Singer Law Corporation Services Inc.
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ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.
  • Purchase of the shares of Rescan Environmental
  • Purchase of the shares of RePlan
Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd.
  • Purchase of the shares of Wavemaster Net Services Ltd. from Akva
  • Purchaser of the assets of Card’s Aquaculture Products (B.C.) Ltd.
Ascent Helicopters Ltd.
  • Assist with formation and licensing with Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Acquire helicopters located in North America, South America and Europe
  • Legal counsel to Ascent
"Aaron guided us to a successful closing in connection with our first acquisition in Canada. The entire ERM team who worked with him remarked throughout on his professionalism and efficiency. In representing ERM, Aaron exhibited everything we would expect of our own partners. A quality I look for in my external counsel, but don’t always get."

Roy Burrows, Group General Counsel, ERM

"Aaron Singer has been our legal counsel for 11 years. We have great respect for his expertise, his wisdom and his careful and methodical approach to all legal matters. Aaron is very kind and approachable; he has become a very valuable member of our professional team. A successful business is the result of collective effort; and we acknowledge the exceptional legal guidance we receive from Aaron as a critical part of that success."

Trent Lemke and Withanie Lemke, President / Vice President, Ascent Helicopters Ltd.

"In acting for us on a challenging share purchase acquisition with many moving parts and demanding deadlines, not only did Aaron Singer perform an outstanding job on the legal side, he was able to enhance the overall deal by bringing practical and innovative business considerations to the transaction. He will be our first call on our next business matter."

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Vancouver Coastal Health and Northern Health
  • Transfer of hospital operations from the United Church of Canada
BA Blacktop Ltd.
  • Acted for shareholder vendors when the company was sold to Eurovia
  • Purchase of bridge construction company
  • Continue to act as legal counsel to BA Blacktop Ltd. in British Columbia
Vedder Transport Ltd.
  • Purchase of Keld Transport Ltd.
  • Corporate legal counsel to Vedder in British Columbia
Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.
  • Drafted purchase and sale agreement for equity co-operative to obtain principal residence tax exemption and advised on corporate approval process to authorize sale of property and leasehold interests
Aviation Company
  • Purchase of aviation division from a large US based public company
Japanese headquartered video gaming company
  • Obtained approval under the Investment Canada Act in connection with investment in Canadian cultural business
Associated Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd.
  • Advice to board of directors regarding unsolicited purchase offer from private equity firm
  • Obtain exemption order from the BC Securities Commission in respect of prospectus requirements
  • Amend articles in connection with new bylaws issued by the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
"The board of directors of Associated Veterinary Purchasing worked with Clark Wilson in securing our Securities Exemption order for how we issue shares. We found Aaron Singer to be very knowledgeable, efficient and effective. He was able to talk to us in a language we could understand. Aaron knows the law and we will most definitely be using him and the support of his firm in the future should their expertise be required."

Eric Stokvis, General Manager, Associated Veterinary Purchasing

"The Clark Wilson team, led by Aaron, was instrumental in one of the very first co-operative housing wind-ups in downtown Vancouver as a result of the recently established West End Community Plan. Aaron and his team helped us navigate the sale process by providing us with a draft Letter of Intent and a Purchase and Sale Agreement, along with on-going legal advice throughout the entire contract negotiations and tax structuring."

Bill Randall, Senior Vice President, and Edgar Buksevics, Sales Associate, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Regional domestic airline
  • Purchase of aircraft assets of a competitor
International Group of Companies
  • Sale and leaseback of a $50,000,000 real estate portfolio
CRS Group of Companies
  • Purchase of vineyard, orchard and golf course properties in the interior of British Columbia
Private family business in BC
  • Sale of the shares of a $62,000,000 resort property and adjacent development lands
"Aaron Singer has been and continues to be a consummate professional when advising on the wide variety of legal matters and business dealings for Badinotti Services Canada since 2009. He always takes the time to fully understand the relevant issues as they pertain to our unique business but at the same time is a very quick study. I have been working directly with Aaron for seven years and have developed a high level of trust and respect for his work. Consequently, Badinotti Net Services Canada would highly recommend Aaron based on the successful, efficient, fair, and balanced legal counsel that has been provided to us on a consistent basis for years."

Kevin Onclin, CEO, Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd.

International architectural firm
  • Establishing of Canadian operations and obtaining requisite licenses
Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd. and Laces—Canadian Education Services Latin America Ltd.
  • US$50M sale of assets to Group SEB of Brazil
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Awards & Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Law, 2018
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Lawyers Network
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 1998
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1997