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Female Lawyer in Vancouver

Zaira Petruf

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2020 | Ontario, 2020
Language(s) English, Spanish
Office(s) Vancouver


As a member of Fasken’s tax and securities groups, Zaira’s experience includes assisting with corporate reorganizations, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and general corporate law. She acts for both private and public companies across a range of industries, including mining, technology and financial services.

Zaira clerked at the Federal Court and interned with the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Prior to law school, Zaira worked with science-entrepreneurs at UBC helping scientists commercialize their discoveries.

Zaira has a Master of Arts in International Studies, and received a SSHRC Graduate Scholarship for her academic achievements, and a Soroptimist Foundation Scholarship for her work with former child soldiers and women survivors of violence in northern Uganda.

Zaira is currently enrolled in Year 1 of the CPA In-Depth Tax Program.

Client Work

  • Krystal Growth Partners in its acquisition of Huer Foods,
  • Redline Communications Group Inc. completes C$16.2 million sale to Aviat Networks, Inc.,
  • ShaMaran Petroleum Corp announces closing of US $30.15 million rights offering,
  • Traction Sales & Marketing Inc. (dba Traction on Demand) is acquired by,
  • Traction Guest sale to ShieldCo Acquisition, Inc.,
  • Sprott Capital Partners LP and Scotiabank co-lead US$20 million Canadian IPO and TSX listing of Mineros S.A.,
  • Copperleaf Technologies Inc. in its C$161 million initial public offering,
  • BIGG Digital Assets Inc. closes C$28.9 million bought deal financing,

Career & Education


  • CPA, In-Depth Tax Program Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • JD University of British Columbia
  • MA, International Studies, Complex Emergencies Simon Fraser University
  • BA, Anthropology University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 2020 to present Member Canadian Tax Foundation
  • 2021 to present American Bar Association, Member American Bar Association
  • 2020 to present Member Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioners
  • 2022 to present Member Canadian Tax Foundation Young Practitioners Steering Committee (Vancouver)
  • 2020 to present Member Law Society of British Columbia
  • 2020 to present Member Law Society of Ontario


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