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Alexis Shamess Toronto Lawyer

Alexis Shamess

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2021
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Alexis Shamess is an associate in Fasken’s Business law group. She maintains a broad corporate/commercial practice and represents both private and public sector clients. Her experience covers a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, go-public transactions, as well as private and public financings.

Alexis completed a Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she completed a Master of Arts in Political Science (co-op program) at the University of Waterloo.

Alexis’ past work experience includes working for a business law firm in Melbourne, Australia. She also worked as a policy analyst for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Alexis interned with Fasken’s Antitrust/Competition & Marketing Group during the summer of 2018. She then summered and articled with the Firm and was seconded to the Fasken London, UK office. Alexis joined the Firm as an associate in 2021.

Client Work

  • National Bank Financial Inc. leads bought deal private placement offering for Nighthawk Gold Corp.,
  • Beacon Securities Limited leads C$5 million private placement offering of units of Trigon Metals Inc.,
  • Subsidiaries of ASG III, LLC (an affiliate of Alpine Software Group) complete acquisition of ThinkLP Inc., and Anderson Oxford Inc.,
  • Elemental Altus Royalties Corp. completes C$5 million private placement of common shares,
  • Elemental Altus Royalties Corp. completes US$27.5 million debt-to-equity conversion,
  • Edesa Biotech Inc. closes US$3 million private placement,
  • Elemental Royalties Corp. announces the completion of a share-for-share merger of equals with Altus Strategies plc.,
  • Exzell Pharma Inc. announces its sale to Biolab Pharma Ltd.,
  • Elemental Royalties Corp. successfully defends against hostile takeover bid by Gold Royalty Corp.,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Ottawa
  • MA University of Waterloo

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2021 to present Member Law Society of Ontario
  • 2021 to present Member Canadian Bar Association
  • 2021 to present Member Ontario Bar Association



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