Aaron Sonshine practises corporate and securities law with particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance matters. In his M&A practice, Aaron advises acquirors and target companies involved in friendly and hostile takeover bids, plans of arrangement, reverse takeovers and other business combination transactions. In his corporate finance practice, Aaron represents issuers, securities dealers and institutional investors in a wide range of financing transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, and other forms of debt and equity financing. Aaron's corporate governance experience includes advising management and boards of directors on executive and board compensation, director and officer liability, and regulatory compliance matters.
Aaron has extensive experience in agribusiness and life sciences, mining, power and utilities, and tech, among others.
Aaron is ranked Band 1 by Chambers Canada as well as being named a Lexpert Rising Star for 2017, as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40, a leading energy lawyer in Lexpert's Special Edition—Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers and a leading mining lawyer in Lexpert’s Report on Business Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Global Mining Lawyers. He is also repeatedly recommended for Corporate Finance and Securities in Lexpert.
Aaron is active with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, MLSE Team-Up Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Canada in his personal time, and he does a great deal of mentoring at Bennett Jones, recently joining the firm's associate review committee.