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Paul Fornazzari Toronto Lawyer

Paul Fornazzari

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Jurisdiction Ontario, 1996
Language(s) English, Spanish
Office(s) Toronto
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Paul Fornazzari’s practice is focused predominantly in the areas of corporate, commercial and securities law. Clients rely on his expertise in deal structuring, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, shareholder disputes, regulatory and stock exchange compliance and a wide variety of commercial arrangements.

Advising boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs and investment dealers, Paul acts for domestic and foreign clients in various industries including mining, petroleum, technology, life sciences and financial services. Paul has a particular expertise in lithium mining having been counsel to the first lithium brine company listed in Canada and assisted the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) in formulating its policy on the application of NI 43-101 to lithium brine projects. He was the first to introduce the concept of an automatic securities trading plan for insiders in Ontario and worked with the OSC to formulate an acceptable form of such plan modelled after U.S. SEC Rule 10b5-1 plans.

A fluent Spanish speaker from Latin America, Paul has transactional experience and strong networks in almost all jurisdictions in that region.

Speaking and writing on a variety of topics, including Canadian mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance regulation, mining agreements, corporate governance, and CEO/CFO certification, Paul is also a member of the TSX Venture Exchange’s Ontario Advisory Panel and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Paul’s expertise has been recognized by legal directories including, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
  • Recognized for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 to 2020
  • Recognized for Corporate Mid-Market, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Mining, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012 to 2019
2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized for Corporate Mid-Market
2012 to 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Mining
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Education

  • LLB University of Windsor
  • LLM, Securities Law Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
Article Righting a Wrong: Canadian Regulators Improve the Rights Offering Regime Timely Disclosure
Moderator Lithium Investment Lithium Investment Symposium. The Past, The Present & The Future location location Toronto, ON, Canada Lithium Investment Symposium. The Past, The Present & The Future

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