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Doing Business in Canada – October 2016
Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to present the October 2016 edition of Doing Business in Canada.

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A&B In the News
Ron Clark writes an opinion piece for the Financial Post
Ron Clark writes about power purchase agreements and the contracts between power generators and central agencies that have recently come under attack in Alberta and Ontario in the Financial Post.

Hugh Segal quoted in the Waterloo Chronicle
Hugh Segal was quoted in a Waterloo Chronicle article about the Senate expenses scandal and the fallout from it.

Zoë Thoms quoted in Canadian Consulting Engineer
Zoë Thoms was quoted in this article about the Canadian government's approval of the $11-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project.

Lorenzo Lisi writes for HR Professional
Lorenzo Lisi writes about how far Canadian employers have to go to accommodate family status in HR Professional.

John Mascarin Quoted in Law Times
John Mascarin is quoted in a recent Law Times article concerning the spike in expropriation work that is arising for lawyers, largely due to several transportation projects in the works across Ontario.

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Success Stories
Shahid Khan Acquires Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to have acted on behalf of Shahid Khan in his purchase of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Mr. Khan completed the purchase of 100 per cent ownership of the Four Seasons Hotel on September 30, 2016, from an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company. The purchase represents the largest single-asset price-per-room hotel transaction in Canadian history.

GreenSpace Brands Inc. Closes $7 Million Bought Deal Public Offering

On September 2, 2016, GreenSpace Brands Inc. (“GreenSpace”) (TSXV:JTR), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, closed a bought deal short form prospectus offering for gross proceeds of over $7 million.

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Completes $230 Million Public Equity Offering

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, a leading owner, manager and developer of urban office environments operating in Canada’s major cities, recently completed its $230 million public equity offering of units.

Firm News
A&B Tax Lawyers Recognized by Who’s Who Legal
Congratulations to senior tax partners Jack Bernstein, Barbara Worndl and Louise Summerhill on being recognized as experts in Who’s Who Legal Corporate Tax 2016.

Aaron Bains Elected to the Board of the South Asian Bar Association
Congratulations to Aaron Bains on being appointed to the board of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.

A&B Expands Its Presence in Lexpert Directory for 2016
Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to have 31 members of the firm recognized as leading practitioners in the 19th edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.