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Taisha Lewis Toronto Lawyer

Taisha Lewis

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2014
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto
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Taisha Lewis’ corporate commercial and securities law practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Taisha advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, and securities regulatory compliance.

Taisha has a broad practice advising companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, and securities regulatory compliance. Taisha also advises clients on corporate governance matters, including shareholder arrangements and management fiduciary duties. In particular, Taisha has experience advising high technology and knowledge-based companies.

In addition to her practice, Taisha is actively involved in the legal and broader community, currently serving as a mentor with the Black Law Students Association and on the board of a not-for-profit organization. Taisha is a past member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Business Law Section Executive and the Young Lawyers Division East Executive.

In 2020, Taisha won a 40 Under 40 Award from the National Bar Association, which recognizes the top Black lawyers in the U.S. under the age of 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.

  • National Bar Association “40 Under 40” Award, 2020
  • Professor Vern Krishna Scholarship, University of Ottawa 2013
  • Educational Foundation Scholarship, University of Ottawa 2013
2013 University of Ottawa Professor Vern Krishna Scholarship Recognized for commitment to business law
2013 University of Ottawa Educational Foundation Scholarship Students Federation of the University of Ottawa Educational Foundation Scholarship for community involvement
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Education

  • JD University of Ottawa
  • BA (Honours), Arts & Science (H.A/Sci), Summa Cum Laude, Minor in French McMaster University

Community involvement

  • Mentor, Black Law Students' Association (2017-present)
  • Mentor, Women’s Legal Mentorship Program, University of Ottawa (2012 - 2013)    

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (2014 - present)
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association (2014 - present)
  • Member, National Bar Association (2018 - present)
  • Director, Dance Collection Danse (2020 - present)
  • Member, Fasken Associates Committee (2019 - 2020)
  • Executive Committee Member, Ontario Bar Association, Business Law Section (2016 - 2019)
  • Executive Committee Member, Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division East (2015 - 2017)
  • Executive Committee Member, Ontario Bar Association, Equality Committee (2017)
Moderator Corporate Restructuring Trends and M&A Issues in the Era of COVID-19 National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section, Annual Conference
Panelist Investing in Tech BFUTR 2020 Summit location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Panelist M&A Due Diligence Considerations for Deals Involving Government Contractors National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section, Annual Conference location location New Orleans, LA, USA

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