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Matthew J. Wilson

London Office 80 Dufferin Ave.
85 Dufferin Ave.
88 Dufferin Ave.

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Meet Matthew J. Wilson

Business Law Lawyer

"I make life easier for my clients by focusing on the law so they can focus on running their business."

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Professional Highlights

  • Head of Associates, Lerners LLP, London office (2014-2015)
  • Trade-mark Agent, Lerners LLP (2013-present)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2011-present)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2010-2011)
  • Student Supervisor, Community Legal Services (2008-2010)
  • Associate Caseworker, Community Legal Services (2007-2008)

  • Corporate Governance – Includes advising corporations, boards of directors and shareholders of corporations on governance matters
  • Incorporations – Includes advising on corporate structures, preparing Articles and By-laws, and otherwise incorporating and organizing new Federal or Provincial corporations
  • Corporate Restructuring – Including succession planning and related estate plans
  • Business Disputes – Expertise in resolving shareholder and corporate disputes
  • Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers – Experience acting on the purchase and sale of a variety of businesses
  • Corporate Finance – Acted for both borrowers and lenders on a range of corporate finance matters of varying sizes and industries
  • Business Agreements – Experience in drafting various forms of corporate agreements, including asset and sale purchase and sale agreements, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and other corporate documents
  • Agri-Business – Acted for owners of farm properties on various business and real estate matters
  • Corporate Real Estate – Expertise in attending to corporate real estate purchases, sales and refinancing
  • Commercial Leasing – Experience acting for Landlords and Tenants on a wide range of commercial properties
  • Non-Profit Corporations – Experience incorporating and advising non-profit corporations, both Federally and Provincially
  • Charities – Experience advising charitable corporations on all matters related to charity law, and with registering new charities under the Income Tax Act.

  • “Matthew did an excellent job on our deal.  Thorough, expeditious and fair.  Happy to recommend him to fellow Entrepreneurs.” Matthew Smith, Owner Principal at PartnerIT Corporation
  • “Helpful, thorough and prompt.  A great partner in our dealings with the Canadian Federal Government.”
    Phil Winters, Renewable Energy Professional, Caledon, ON
  • “Thank you so so much for sending us Matthew, he was fantastic.  He answered every question, he knew “farming (which really blew Brad’s mind, and was very fun),” and we both felt one more weight lifting from us. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything.”
    V. Cober, Wellesley ON
  • “Working with Matthew on a committee and a board has been fantastic. His previous not-for-profit experience and his analytical thinking has really helped us move issues forward from inception to implementation. I look forward to working with Matthew on other projects and initiatives.” Jamie Asmussen, Advisorline Financial Services, Red Shoe Society Director

  • Acted for multi-national purchaser in $8,000,000 acquisition of manufacturing business in Canada

  • Recipient, 2013 20 Under 40 Award, Business London Magazine

  • Managing Growth: Tips and Tricks for Asset Purchase Transactions, June 2016
  • Author, "Do you want to remove someone from your Board? Do owners want to remove you from office?", published in CCI Review, a publication of Canadian Condominium Institute, April 2016
  • Panelist, 2016 National Conference on Trusteeship for the Association of Governing Bodies of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC, April 2016
  • Panelist, Future Ready Leadership Training Program, January 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Canadian Business Law, Management and Organizational Studies 2275b, Brescia University College, March 10, 2014
  • Identifying and Overcoming Challenges for New Lawyers, The Life Cycle of a Law Practice, Ontario Bar Association Institute 2014

Professional

  • Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Southwest Section Executive (August 2016-2017)
  • Ontario Bar Association Real Property Law Section Executive (August 2016-2017)
  • Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Osgoode Society
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Society)

Community Boards

  • Director, London Health Sciences Centre (2016-present)
  • Community Member, Governance Committee, London Health Sciences Centre (2014-2016)
  • Governor, University of Western Ontario Board of Governors (2010-present)
  • Senator, University of Western Ontario Senate (2003–2007; 2010–present)
  • Director, Canadian Club of London (2011-2015)
  • Director, Red Shoe Society (2013-2015)
  • Past President, Musical Theatre Productions (2011-present); President (2008-2011)
  • Chair, City of London Community Safety and Crime Prevention Advisory Committee (2008-2012)

Community Organizations

  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Director, London Club (2014-present)

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2011)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, King’s University College (2007)

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