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Abbasali (Ali) Kermalli

Ali joined the firm in 2016 after almost a decade in-house in senior positions at two dynamic, fast-paced and highly successful organizations.  Prior to that, he spent several years at two major Bay Street law firms advising on mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate matters. 

Having been a consumer of legal services for most of his career, Ali has a keen understanding of precisely what clients are looking for when engaging external counsel.  Ali prides himself in delivering quality, business practical and succinct advice and aims to be viewed as a business partner by all of his clients.

Ali focussed on finance in business school and began his career prior to graduating law school in the marketing department of one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies assisting with the launch of one of the first mobile browser plans in North America.  He has been counsel to companies involved in many high profile transactions and he has been featured in the 'Big Deals' section of Lexpert magazine and the National Post on numerous occasions.

Qualifications and Designations

BBA (Hons.) Schulich School of Business, 1998
LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001