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 and the Brookfield Group.
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 the Torys’ New York office on clients’ U.S. capital markets transactions and governance matters.
Zehra has a very active profile across many dimensions of the firm, from assisting with recruitment, to helping manage student workload, to serving on the Torys Parents committee. Committed to ongoing professional excellence and growing her skill set, Zehra participates in various continuing education courses, including Marquee Group’s Intensive Financial Training for Lawyers and the Harvard Business School Negotiation Mastery course.
Zehra has also developed a reputation for dedicating her time to the firm’s charitable activities, including serving as:
- committee member for the firm’s Give a Day campaign to raise awareness at the firm about the global HIV epidemic,
- lead associate committee member for the firm’s annual United Way campaign, which included planning and executing fundraising efforts, a breakfast event and coordinating with the United Way committee
- a mentor for high school students enrolled in the LAWS program and through the Women in Capital Markets Job Shadowing panel.
Outside of her contributions to the legal community, Zehra is Board Member and Member of the Governance Committee of the Whitney Child Centre, a not-for-profit child education centre in my neighbourhood. Since joining the board, Zehra has established a governance committee, developing policy for both the board and the centre and providing guidance on governance matters.