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Our Practice Areas

We practice in many areas of business law with significant strength and experience in the following areas:

Capital Markets + Securities

We represent the full spectrum of capital markets participants including issuers, investment dealers, merchant banks and investors. We have been involved in a vast array of offerings, in terms of types of securities and deal size and structure. We are equally at home with public and private, debt and equity transactions.

Corporate + Commercial

We provide corporate and commercial counsel to businesses of all sizes. We assist with organization, partnership and shareholder agreements, contract drafting, financing and corporate governance matters. We also advise on on day-to-day aspects of our clients' businesses.

Corporate Governance

We advise clients on a wide range of governance matters, including preparation and review of various policies, procedures and manuals as well as on general duties and liabilities and risk management. We have advised boards and special committees with respect to M+A transactions, board disputes, proxy fights, and contested meetings.

Mergers + Acquisitions

We help private and public companies purchase assets and businesses. Our M+A practice has involved acting on a wide range of transactions, from those involving small businesses to some of the more significant public transactions in Canada. We have advised on plans of arrangement, amalgamations, share exchanges and take-over bids. 

Mining

We have expertise in mining law and mining-related transactions. We have advised on options and earn-ins, strategic alliances, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, royalties, acquisitions and dispositions. Farzad has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of mining law. 

Startups

We understand what goes into building a business. We regularly represent businesses, entrepreneurs and investors in all aspects of structuring, financing and growing new ventures. We can provide advice on incorporation and initial structure, shareholder agreements, and financing at various stages of growth.

 
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Your Business Needs

Here are some ways we can apply our expertise to your business needs:

Start or Operate a Business

Our clients benefit from our first-hand experience as they start and operate their businesses. We deliver practical advice to clients regarding everything from initial set-up and structuring to establishing agreements with suppliers, customers and employees to reorganizations.

Buy or Sell Assets

We advise clients looking to acquire other businesses or assets, take advantage of strategic opportunities, or sell all or part of their businesses or assets. We take great pride in helping clients take steps to meet their goals and benefit their stakeholders.

Access Capital

We thrive on helping Canadian and international clients identify the right financing alternatives and then complete financing transactions in an efficient manner. We are comfortable advising in the context of both public and private markets.

Go Public

We have extensive experience helping clients with the going-public process and listing on Canadian stock exchanges, whether by way of initial public offerings, reverse take-over, qualifying transactions, or spin-out transactions from existing public companies. 

Manage Public Company Compliance

We regularly assist public company clients on all aspects of compliance with the many often-changing Canadian rules and regulations applicable to them. This includes periodic continuous disclosure as well as other timely disclosure prompted by events or changes in their businesses.

 
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Industry Experience

Our experience spans a wide range of industries, including the following:

  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

  • Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

  • Mining

  • Technology & Life Sciences

 
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Select Transactions

The following is a small sample of transactions we have helped clients complete since Forooghian + Company was launched:

  • Represented a private company in its initial organization and structuring, completion of seed financings, acquisition of a mineral property, and completion of initial public offering with listing on the TSXV

  • Represented a private technology startup in the acquisition of intellectual property and completion of approximately $3 million in startup financings

  • Represented a private company in its initial organization and structuring, completion of seed financings, acquisition of a mineral property and approximately $10 million acquisition by an ASX-listed company

  • Represented a TSXV-listed industrial company in its approximately $14 million bought deal private placement

  • Represented the Special Committee of a TSXV-listed mining company in its going-private transaction by way of plan of arrangement

  • Represented a TSXV-listed company in its change of business transaction involving the acquisition of a technology company

  • Represented a TSXV-listed mineral exploration company in its cross-border acquisition by a Nevada company by way of plan of arrangement

  • Represented a TSXV-listed mining company in its significant acquisition of Brazilian gold properties

For a list of transactions Farzad has helped clients complete prior to launching Forooghian + Company, click here