An accomplished tax lawyer who works closely with private equity and institutional investors on their funds and transactions, Saira brings nuanced perspective and market experience to advise clients on all areas of tax.
Saira has broad tax experience, advising on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate reorganizations, securitizations and debt and equity offerings. She also supports institutional investors and private equity funds on the tax issues in fund formation and portfolio investments. Saira routinely advises Canadian pension plans on their investments into funds, working closely with OMERS, OPTrust, Ontario Teachers’ and IMCO, among others.
Saira works on a pro bono basis with Right to Play International. Before joining Torys, Saira practised public accounting, tax and audit with a major accounting firm, specializing in business advisory services. She has completed Parts I and II of the CICA In-Depth Tax Course.