Konata T. Lake

Konata T. Lake

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.7677
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

MBA (With Distinction), 2008
Schulich School of Business, York University
BBA (With Distinction), 2003
Schulich School of Business, York University
JD, 2008
Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2009 New York, 2009

Overview

Konata is the head of Torys' Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Group. Konata 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. Konata spent over two years practising in New York City both in the firm’s New York office and at a large international law firm.

Representative Work

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Recognition

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in M&A (2018-2022)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer to watch in corporate commercial law (2020)

Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40  (2019)

Precedent magazine’s Precedent Setter Award winner (2017)

Osgoode Hall Law School’s Alumni Gold Key Award: One-to-Watch (2016)

Insights

The tech boom

Media

Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Konata was an associate at a New York law firm. He was also 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.

In the education sector, Konata is the Program Chair for the 2020 Annual M&A Skills Bootcamp from Osgoode Professional Development. He is 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 Osgoode/Schulich JD/MBA Alumni Association, Steering Committee.

Directorships

Konata is a member of the Board of Governors of York University.

Konata is a member of the board of directors of the Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

Konata is a member of the Osgoode/Schulich JD/MBA Alumni Association, Steering Committee.