Konata T. Lake

Konata T. Lake

Toronto: 416.865.7677
Fax 416.865.7380


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

Bar Admissions

New York, 2009 Ontario, 2009


Konata’s practice focuses on corporate law, with a focus on investments and mergers and acquisitions (private and public). Konata advises strategic and financial parties in all aspects of investing and divestiture transactions, including take private transactions, shareholders arrangements, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, majority and minority equity investments, co-investments and restructurings. Konata has also advised financial institutions, governments and Canadian pension funds on complex strategic commercial arrangements and transactions. 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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Legal Media Group/Euromoney’s IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Rising Star lawyer in M&A (2018-2019)

Precedent magazine’s 2017 Precedent Setter Award winner

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


Anatomy of an M&A Transaction

Presenter, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers


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.


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.