Zehra Sheerazi

Zehra Sheerazi

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.7505
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

JD, 2010
Osgoode Hall Law School
BComm (With Distinction), 2007
Queen’s University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2011

Overview

Zehra is a senior associate at Torys LLP, whose practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on private equity and M&A. She plays a key role in advising and working with public and private companies, financial institutions and pension funds, including TorQuest Partners, Imperial Capital, TMX Group, the Brookfield Group, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Zehra advises clients in all aspects of investing and divestiture transactions, including asset and stock transactions, co-investments, shareholders arrangements, joint ventures, majority and minority equity investments and restructurings.

Zehra has experience working closely with clients through every stage in their development, from initial investments onward, including on complex matters like capital markets and M&A transactions and ongoing corporate, securities, compliance and governance work.

She also has cross-border experience, including having previously worked in Torys’ New York office on clients’ U.S. capital markets transactions and governance matters.

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Community

Zehra is a board member and member of the Governance Committee of the Whitney Child Centre, a not-for-profit child education centre. She is also a board member and/or committee member on various not-for-profit organization boards such as Girl Guides of Canada, Addus (an organization providing support for young adults with developmental disabilities) and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. In the past, for two consecutive years, she was also a mentor for high school students enrolled in the LAWS program and is presently a mentor for junior lawyers through the MAX-CMLA program.