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Melissa Earl
Melissa Earl (she, her, hers) Associate | Toronto

About Melissa

Melissa's practice focuses on advising clients on a variety of capital markets transactions, including financings, public offerings and private placements of securities, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including the continuous disclosure obligations of public issuers.

Melissa completed her JD with a specialization in business law at the Schulich School of Law. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Robert E Bamford Memorial Prize for her combined academic excellence and commitment to the law school community, as well as the Thomas Burchell Memorial Good Citizen in Law Prize after the graduating class voted her as the most supportive of fellow students during the course of their education.

Melissa joined Blakes as a first year summer student in 2019 and completed her articles with the Firm in 2021/2022.

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Capital Markets Transactions

  • ECN Capital Corp. in connection with a C$185.5-million private placement

  • Flagship Communities REIT in connection with its US$46.5-million bought deal offering of trust units

  • Nexus Industrial REIT on its C$81.3-million bought deal offering of trust units

  • Intact Financial Corporation in connection with its private placement of C$300-million principal amount of 7.338% Limited Recourse Capital Notes

  • Celestica Inc. in connection with the US$148.8-million secondary offering by Onex Corporation of subordinate voting shares of Celestica

  • Celestica Inc. in connection with the US$140.2-million secondary offering by Onex Corporation and the collapse of Celestica's dual class share structure

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • IGM Financial Inc. in connection with the sale of Investment Planning Counsel Inc. to Canada Life Assurance Company for approximately C$575-million

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar ā€“ 2022
JD, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University ā€“ 2021
BA (Hon., With Distinction), University of Waterloo ā€“ 2017

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