Across M&A, venture capital and private equity investments, Konata brings strategic thinking and deep knowledge to help businesses scale and investors realize their investment strategies in emerging and high-growth companies.
As the head of Torys' Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group and a member of Torys' M&A and Technology Groups, Konata regularly advises founders, investors and other strategic and financial parties in all aspects of investing and divestiture transactions, including shareholders arrangements, majority and minority equity investments, and joint ventures. Having practiced for over two years in New York, Konata provides comprehensive advice in cross-border transactions, helping clients expand their footprint in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in M&A
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer to watch in corporate commercial law
Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40
Precedent magazine’s Precedent Setter Award
Osgoode Hall Law School’s Alumni Gold Key Award: One-to-Watch
Konata is a mentor for the DMZ’s Social Impact Stream for Black entrepreneurs, as part of the incubator’s Black Innovation Program (BIP).
Konata was the Program Chair for the 2020 Annual M&A Skills Bootcamp from Osgoode Professional Development. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of York University, a member of the board of directors of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto.
Before joining Torys, Konata was a clerk to the vice-chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, where he participated in the adjudication of disputes before the commission by providing legal research and analysis to the vice chairs and OSC commissioners.