Syed Rizvi is building a broad business law practice that focuses on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and general corporate and commercial matters. He has assisted in numerous transactions relating to public and private acquisitions and offerings, reverse takeovers and IPOs, as well as venture capital and equity financings.
Syed was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020 after summering and articling at Miller Thomson LLP. He received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Syed received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, majoring in Sociology, and minoring in English and Psychology.
Syed has a strong passion for entrepreneurship. During his undergrad, he co-founded a business that specialized in cell phone accessories, which grew to have over thirty stores on consignment. More recently, during his final year of law school, Syed co-founded an agritech startup that promotes the use of precision agriculture by using modular and scalable IoT technology.
During law school, Syed volunteered as a caseworker with Community Legal Aid, where he assisted low-income and disadvantaged individuals with a wide range of legal issues. Syed was also a research assistant for Professor Julie Macfarlane and the National Self-Represented Litigants Project. In his role, he summarized recent court decisions relating to self-represented litigants and analyzed trends and inconsistencies with a primary focus on procedural fairness issues, vexatiousness, disabilities, and accommodations. This research was used to create the Self-Represented Litigant Case Law Database.
- Chief Partnership Officer, MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence)
- Law Mentorship Lead, Canadian Muslim Lawyers’ Association
- Law Mentorship Lead, MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence)
- Law Society of Ontario
Bar admissions & education
- Ontario Bar, 2020
- J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019
- B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2016