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Aird & Berlis LLP Partners Recognized in Chambers Global 2016

Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that five members of the firm have been ranked in the Canada section of the 2016 edition of Chambers Global, a guide to the world’s leading business lawyers.

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A&B In the News
John Mascarin Interviewed by Newstalk 1010
John Mascarin was interviewed by Newstalk 1010 regarding the acquisition of lands by the City of Toronto on behalf of the TTC for the construction of the Scarborough subway extension.

John Mascarin Appears on Live at Noon
John Mascarin appeared on CP24's Live at Noon to discuss the City of Toronto's crackdown on marijuana dispensaries and clinics.

Hugh Segal Mentioned in The Toronto Star
Hugh Segal is mentioned in this Toronto Star article about the announcement made by the RCMP regarding Senator Pamela Wallin’s Senate expenses.

John Mascarin's Report Featured in the St. Catharines Standard
John Mascarin’s report on the conduct of two of the city’s councillors accused of bullying and intimidating, is the focus of this article in the St. Catharines Standard.

Saam Nainifard Writes About McGillivray Restaurant Ltd. v. Canada
Saam Nainifard writes about McGillivray Restaurant Ltd. v. Canada and the ramifications of the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision. The article entitled, Appeal Court Narrows De Facto Control Standard appears in the June 1 edition of The Bottom Line.

Leo Longo Mentioned in
Leo Longo participated in a roundtable discussion at the Ontario Municipal Board Reform Summit and was mentioned in and other publications. Municipal politicians from across the province were in attendance.

John Mascarin Quoted in The Toronto Star
John Mascarin was quoted in this Toronto Star article about Vaughan’s ethics commissioner, Suzanne Craig, who must defend a legal challenge over her report on Vaughan’s deputy mayor.

Saam Nainifard Writes Article for The Bottom Line
Saam Nainifard writes about Inwest Investments Ltd. v. Canada (National Revenue) and the meaning of “misrepresentation” in the article “Top Court Clarifies Reassessment Rule” in The Bottom Line.

Stephen Zolf Quoted in Lexpert
Stephen Zolf was quoted in Lexpert's Business of Law section about BCE Inc.’s peremptory announcement that it will sell about one-third of MTS’s and Bell’s Manitoba wireless subscribers to Telus Corp.

Hugh Segal Quoted in The Toronto Star
Hugh Segal was quoted in The Toronto Star regarding Mike Duffy’s return to the Senate and a possible request for repayment. The article also appeared in The Hamilton Spectator and other publications.

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Success Stories
Ucore Rare Metals Announces Increase of Shareholder Investment to $7.3 Million and Conversion of Royalty to Shares

On May 30, 2016, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV: UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) announced that it has received C$7.3 Million and has amended the terms of a royalty or profit sharing agreement that was created in December 2015 related to the sale of products and services from the processing of rare earth elements and other specialty metals and critical materials utilizing SuperLig® Molecular Recognition Technology.

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $150 Million Offering
On May 12, 2016, Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“Allied”), a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, completed a $150 million public offering of 3.934% series B senior unsecured debentures.

Echelon Wealth Partners Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Dundee Goodman Private Wealth
On April 25, 2016, Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. (formerly Euro Pacific Canada Inc.) announced that it had completed the acquisition of certain assets of Dundee Goodman Private Wealth from Dundee Securities Ltd. A total of 72 registered investment advisors, as well as related front and back-office support teams and approximately $3.5 billion of client accounts and assets, completed a bulk transfer from DGPW to Echelon.

Wesdome Gold Mines Completes $17 Million Bought Deal Financing
On April 29, 2016, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) announced that it completed a public offering of 10,465,000 common shares at a price of C$1.65 per share for gross proceeds of C$17,267,250, including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option by the underwriters.

Firm News
Nick Torchetti Honoured by the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association of Toronto
Congratulations to Nick Torchetti on being selected as the recipient of this year's CIBPA Professional Excellence Award. This award is presented to an individual who, through his or her career, has consistently demonstrated an outstanding contribution to their field of expertise in setting their goals and attaining their achievements, as well as community involvement. Nick will receive the award at CIBPA's 64th Annual President’s Ball on September 24.

Miranda Spence Appointed to The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee
Congratulations to Miranda Spence on being appointed to The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates’ Standing Committee (“YASC”).  YASC acts as a voice for young advocates (ten years of call or fewer) within the profession, and provides young advocates with access to a community of peers and colleagues.

Clare Sullivan Honoured for Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law
Congratulations to Clare Sullivan for being selected as the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Trusts and Estates Law.