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Lisa Silver Slayter

Legal Advice

Lisa is a business lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate legal advice. Her genuine and apparent enthusiasm for her work sets her apart from the stereotypical lawyer. From her early childhood in Nova Scotia, she dreamt of being a lawyer so that she could solve problems and help people – she is happy to say that practicing the law has met all of her expectations. In no particular order, Lisa’s favourite parts of her practice are:
  • The thrill of closing the next big deal
  • Satisfying her need to find answers to problems
  • Being inspired by clients who turn ideas into realities
  • Feeling like she made a difference for a client
A small sampling of her work includes:
  • Drafting an asset purchase agreement and coordinating the due diligence for a large U.S. public company acquiring a Canadian company
  • Completing the share acquisition of an online services business
  • Drafting a variety of shareholders’ agreements
  • Coordinating the merger of two professional corporations
  • Conducting a review of legal issues relating to social enterprises for a consulting firm
  • Coordinating a shotgun transaction for two shareholders being bought out
Lisa graduated from law school at Dalhousie University where she received several awards including for the highest mark in Corporate Transactions. She currently sits on the board of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.