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A. Paul Mahaffy Certified Specialist, Corporate and Commercial Law

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A. Paul Mahaffy

Paul practises corporate-commercial law, with particular emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. His clients tend to be small and medium sized "knowledge based" companies operating in the services sector. They generally fall within the information technology, communications, financial services, renewable energy, specialty manufacturing and distribution industries. Paul has previously acted as corporate counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Pacific Limited, and has been Chair of the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is the author of Business Succession Guide, Private Company Shareholder Guide, Business Transactions Guide, and The Private Company: A Legal and Business Guide for Owners and Managers, all published by Carswell, and maintains the blog Private Company Law: Cases and Comments.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law


  • Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.)
  • Queen’s University, LL.B.
  • Institute of Canadian Bankers, F.I.C.B.
  • University of Toronto, M.B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario