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Gesta Abols Toronto Lawyer

Gesta A. Abols *

Partner | Co-Leader, US Practice Fasken
We take a structured approach rooted in deep experience and understanding to deliver practical results for our clients and build long-term relationships.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation

Gesta Abols’ practice is focused on mergers & acquisitions (including private equity), strategic investments, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Gesta provides expert legal advice, superior service and structure to bring clarity to complex challenges. Gesta is the Co-Leader of the firm’s US Practice and on the executive of the firm’s Securities Mergers & Acquisitions Committee.

Gesta is consistently recognized as a leader in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Finance & Securities and Mining by various third party ranking organizations.

Gesta is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he teaches the course the Art of the Deal and is an active member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committees of the American Bar Association.

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  • Certificate, Mining Law Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • JD, Law University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Economics Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (The Art of the Deal course)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Speaker M&A and Consolidation in the Mineral Industry PDAC Capital Markets Program location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker Recent Developments in M&A Law—Insight from the M&A Lawyers Library location location Orlando, FL, USA ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting
Speaker M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting location location Montreal, QC, Canada ABA's 2016 Business Law Section Spring Meeting


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