A Canadian Law Firm

About Us

We are Pacific Legal, a  Corporate Commercial Law Firm based in Toronto, Canada. We are a full-service business law firm dedicated to helping clients reach their full potential without worrying about legal nuances. For us, you are not just a client; you are our priority.

Our practice areas entail corporate commercial, privacy and cybersecurity, and securities law. With over 8 years of experience, we specialize in negotiating commercial agreements, handling M&A, corporate takeovers, shareholder activism, financing, and commercial real estate transactions.

We take pride on serving wide array of industries including agribusiness, cannabis, energy (oil & gas and power), financial services, forestry, government & public sector, health care & life sciences, infrastructure, mining, private equity & venture capital, retail & hospitality, sports & gaming law, technology, and transportation.

Pacific Legal’s ability to serve clients anywhere in the world is unparalleled as we’ve been constantly dealing with foreign companies looking to enter the Canadian market. We have developed relationships with law firms in Panama, the United States of America, India, Turkey, and Paraguay.

We believe in clear and proper billing practices within Pacific Legal. We’ve been far from the traditional way to charge clients for general office tasks like basic email, phone calls or routine inquiries since we were established. Being a law firm, we believe in making our clients investments secure and that their funds are utilized for significant legal activities only.

Pacific Legal not only offers a broad range of law services, but also has considerable business development opportunities compared with traditional law firms. Pacific Legal’s motto is very clear, if our client grow, the economy grows and so does we. Our track record of assisting clients with both legal complexity and business development opportunities has been quite a success.

MEET OUR TEAM

Avi Khanna

Partner | Corporate Law

Before joining Pacific Legal, Avi worked as a Corporate and Securities Lawyer at Owens Wright LLP, Canada’s top 5 boutique firm. His practice focuses on legal transactions related to general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, cybersecurity and data protection, corporate governance, venture capital, and private equity law.

He has led frequent private placement transactions on behalf of publicly listed companies at TSX, TSXV, and CSE.

Prior to being called to the Ontario bar, Avi acted for a series of Canadian companies covering industries such as travel, real estate, and software tech, where he contributed substantially to enhancing the legal structure, boosting the client’s global expansion globally.

BAR ADMISSION AND EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bar Admission – Ontario, 2020
  • Bar Admission – New Delhi, 2014
  • McGill University, Faculty of Law – LL.M, 2018
  • GGSIP University, Faculty of Law – B.A.LL. B (Hons), 2014

Phone : +1 416.688.5567

Email : avi@pacificlegal.ca

Justine Bernatchez

Senior Consultant | Quebec Practice

Justine practices civil and criminal law practice in Quebec. She has worked as a legal advisor within a defense team at the International Criminal Court for nearly 2 years before moving back to Quebec. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 2020. Her practice encompasses civil, criminal, and international criminal law.

Armed with a master’s degree in international and transnational law, she approaches the practice of law with an innovative perspective.

Since the start of her career, Justine has stood out for her human approach, her attentiveness, and her rigor in carrying out all her mandates, both in civil and criminal law. Her mission is to provide legal services of the highest quality, always respecting the ethics and needs of her clients.

BAR ADMISSION AND EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

LL. B (University of Laval)
LL.M (University of Laval)Professional Affiliations
Barreau du Québec (Canada)

Email :

Phone : +1  514.269.6463

Kangan Roda

Senior Consultant | India Partner

Kangan is the founding partner of illuminIP and heads IP and civil litigation practice at illuminIP. Kangan is an advocate registered with the Bar Council of India since 2014. She is also an emplaned advocate for Civil Laws in the Delhi High Court (Middle Income Group) Legal Aid Society.

The core areas of practice include Intellectual Property Rights – trade marks, copyright and designs. Having represented leading companies from various sectors, such as Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, pharmaceuticals sector, Food & Beverages (F&B) sector, Information Technology sector, Banking sector and others.

Kangan has gained a comprehensive understanding and deep knowledge of the industry requirements relating to core practice areas and the role intellectual property rights.

She also regularly appears in the Courts in Delhi in matters relating to trademark / copyright / patent violations, Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting actions, breach of contract, Consumer Complaints.

BAR ADMISSION AND EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bar Admission – New Delhi, 2014
  • GGSIP University, Faculty of Law – B.A.LL. B (Hons), 2014

Email :info@illuminip.com

Phone : +91 97119 22132

Sevcan Gökalp İraz

Senior Consultant | Turkey Partner

After his graduation from the Faculty of Law, Mrs İraz has practiced law for 15+years. She is highly specialized in very critical legal areas including employment, banking and finance, commercial, real estate, dispute settlement and litigation. She is also founding partner of Pi Legal Consultancy.

Bar Admission

Admitted to Batman Bar, 2008.

Currently registered at Ankara Bar.

Dr. Kutlay Teli

Senior Consultant | Turkey Partner

Dr. Kutlay Teli has extensive experience in different branches of public and private international law. He has been engaging in legal matters within the framework of national and international firms and institutions such as the United Nations for 20+ years.

Education

09/2013 – 08/2014     Fordham School of Law, New York  Visiting Scholar, Postdoctoral Research for Assistant Professor Degree Thesis Preparation for Assistance Degree

09/2007– 06/2012      Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Turkey Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), International Law Thesis: The Regime of Political Parties under the European Court of Human Rights

09/2008– 09/2009      Faculty of Law, Leicester University, United Kingdom Master’s degree, International Law Thesis: The Regulation and Recognition of Political Parties under the European Convention on Human Rights

09/2004– 06/2006      Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Turkey Master’s degree, International Law Thesis: Freedom of Expression under the European Convention on Human Rights

09/1997– 06/2002      Faculty of Law, Ankara University, Turkey Bachelor’s degree

 09/2018– 06/2021      International Relations and Affairs, Anadolu University, Turkey Bachelor’s degree

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