Karim Lalani

LawyerAxiom LawCapital Markets and M&A; Corporate and Private M&A

Karim practices in the areas of U.S. and Canadian corporate finance & securities law, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate & commercial law. He has been involved in acquisitions; financings and reorganizations of various types and sizes, including Canadian, U.S. and cross-border private and public debt and equity offerings; take-over bids and mergers; and acquisitions transactions involving local, national and international companies.

Karim was admitted to the British Columbia Bar and the Ontario Bar in 1996, and the Washington State Bar in 2007.

Prior to founding Lalani Law Corporation in 2010 and joining Axiom Lawyers in 2017, Karim practiced at Sangra Moller LLP, a high-end boutique corporate and securities law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and Lang Michener LLP (now McMillian LLP), both national law firms, in Vancouver.

Karim practices in the areas of U.S. and Canadian corporate finance & securities law, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate & commercial law. He has been involved in acquisitions; financings and reorganizations of various types and sizes, including Canadian, U.S. and cross-border private and public debt and equity offerings; take-over bids and mergers; and acquisitions transactions involving local, national and international companies.

Karim also advises publicly-traded companies on corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, Canadian and U.S. securities disclosure requirements and stock exchange listings.

Karim has authored articles and spoken about securities law, including with respect to the streamlining of capital formation in the U.S. by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Education

  • University of Ottawa, LL.B., 1994

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1996
  • British Columbia, 1996

Experience

  • US$500 million shelf offering of debt securities, shares and preferred stock by a natural resources company listed on NASDAQ
  • US$310 million Canada/U.S. cross-border senior note offering by prospectus supplement to the shelf registration statement
  • US$91 million Canada/U.S. cross-border equity offering by prospectus supplement to the shelf registration statement
  • US$20 million acquisition of pharmaceutical assets by a Canadian company from a large U.S. based pharmaceutical company
  • CDN$25 million acquisition of a local apparel and equipment manufacturer by an international company
  • Reorganization of a Swiss biotechnology company listed on multiple European exchanges and the Toronto Stock Exchange to a Delaware company listed on NASDAQ by way of a take-over bid
  • Privatization of a Canadian alternative investment company and de-listing from the Toronto Stock Exchange, including take-over bid
  • Reorganization of a Washington company organized as a Massachusetts trust to a corporation under the laws of the State of Washington

Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, 2007
  • Canadian Bar Association, 1996