Zac Resnick
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2628

Zac's practice covers a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and drafting and negotiating various forms of commercial agreements. He advises purchasers, vendors and targets on domestic and cross-border transactions. Zac represents a broad range of clients, from leading financial institutions, construction and telecommunication companies to media and technology companies.

He joined Blakes as a summer student in 2013 and completed his articles with the Firm in 2014/2015. During his articles, Zac was seconded to the legal department of one of Canada's leading financial institutions, where he worked on a variety of corporate, securities and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Blakes, Zac worked as a client relationship manager in commercial banking, where he managed a portfolio of accounts covering a broad spectrum of industries.


Recent representative matters that Zac has been involved with include:

  • Novolex, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group on its US$2.3-billion acquisition of The Waddington Group from Newell Brands, Inc.

  • Cerberus Capital Management L.P. on the sale-leaseback of the real estate portfolio of ABC Group Inc., one of its private equity portfolio companies, to W.P. Carey Inc.

  • Calyx Transportation Group Inc. on the disposition of certain of its operating entities

  • Aecon Group Inc. and Airport Development Corporation on the sale of their majority interest in the Quito, Ecuador International Airport to Grupo Odinsa S.A. and CCR S.A.

  • Sale by VerticalScope Inc. of a 55 per cent equity interest to Torstar Corporation

  • The North West Company on its acquisition of North Star Air