In order to succeed, businesses need simple, creative and practical solutions for their diverse challenges. In providing these successful legal solutions, Vik leverages his experience and the robust relationships that he has developed over the course of his career to accomplish goals on-time and on-budget for clients.

Work Highlights

Pure Multi-Family REIT LP

  • $57.5 million Initial Public Offering
  • Over $240 million in follow on equity raises

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

  • Over $900 million in equity raises

REALnorth Opportunity Fund

  • $12.9 million Initial Public Offering
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What is the most efficient way? That is the question that guides Vik’s approach. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the law and regulations to meet the urgency inherent to our clients’ business.

Services

Public and private financings Mergers and acquisitions
Continuous disclosure Regulatory compliance
Stock exchange listings Corporate governance
Exempt market regulation Securities-related registration issues
Corporations Trusts
Limited partnerships Security holder approvals

There are circumstances when particular regulations simply cannot be met. While some may view this as a stop sign, Vik views it as an opportunity to be creative. An example of this is when a client could not obtain the prescribed financial information required for its IPO prospectus. Working with the British Columbia Securities Commission, Vik was able to suggest the use of alternative financial information to satisfy the commission’s requirements. This was accepted in lieu of the standard requirement, and he successfully completed the offering.

Vik positively contributes to our clients’ bottom line. This includes:

  • Leading over $1.2B in financings since 2011
  • Translating complicated legal constructs into simple language, saving clients time by deciphering the crux of an issue
  • Training and delegating work to junior lawyers and staff, creating a more cost-effective service for our clients

The greatest lesson Vik has learned is to listen. He recognizes that every interaction that we have with one another has only one of two possible outcomes: either we understand, or we do not. Vik understands—where the other party is coming from, where the client wants to go and how to bridge that gap.

Vik constantly looks for inspiration. He finds it in his parents. He finds it in his wife and son. He finds it in people. All of whom he appreciates for having taught him to be accountable, to ask others what they think and to listen. He carries this into his work as he helps clients grow and prosper in their business.

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Pure Multi-Family REIT LP
  • $57.5 million Initial Public Offering
  • Over $240 million in follow on equity raises
Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
  • Over $900 million in equity raises
REALnorth Opportunity Fund
  • $12.9 million Initial Public Offering
Rise Properties Trust
  • Prospectus exempt continuous offering of units
  • Addressing comments from regulators
Sunstone Group
  • Continuous disclosure
  • Addressing comments from regulators
  • Wind-up and ceasing to be a reporting issuer
CounterPath Corporation
  • Annual and interim filings
  • Continuous disclosure
  • Canadian and US private placements, registered offerings
Mainroad Investment Trust
  • Prospectus exempt continuous offering of units
  • Addressing comments from regulators
New City/Safety Mortgage Fund
  • Establishing new mutual fund trust
  • Acquisition of over $70 million in mortgages
  • Prospectus exempt continuous offering of units
  • Addressing comments from regulators
Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust
  • $48 million debenture offering and new listing
  • Annual and interim filings
  • Continuous disclosure
"Vikram has provided exceptional service to our company since its IPO. Through many of our complex regulatory filings, Vikram has shown an ability to work through any issues with us and the securities commission in a manner where both parties are pleased and all filings are completed in a timely fashion. Vikram has demonstrated excellent knowledge when dealing with all regulatory matters and we hope to continue our strong relationship with him into the future."

Schott Shillington, CFO, Pure Multi-Family REIT LP

"We were extremely fortunate to capitalize on what can now be described as a very successful business opportunity. Prior to launching, however, we knew that we would not be able to meet certain regulatory requirements. We relied on Vik, and our other professional advisors, to work with the BCSC to bridge the gap between the rules and what we could provide. Vik was tenacious in his dealings with the BCSC. He was extremely well informed, knowledgeable about the requirements and able to leverage his relationships at the Commission to help us complete our IPO."

Doug Scott, Director and Chair of the Audit Commit Committee, Pure Multi-Family REIT LP

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Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: Alberta, 2005; British Columbia, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary, 2004
  • Canadian Securities Course, 2001
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, 1999