Lawrence Wilder's practice focuses on representing public and private entrepreneurs and assisting them in successfully growing their businesses. Lawrence handles all aspects of the development curve, from initial equity funding to IPO’s. His merger and acquisition practice encompasses  private and public M&A transactions (both friendly and contested). Lawrence has also acted in connection with various special committee mandates where he advises special committees on all aspects of corporate governance in the context of complex public transactions.

Over the past few years, Lawrence has acted in connection with many of Canada’s leading transactions in the REIT and Hospitality space. In 2017, he acted for a vendor client in connection with the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) qualifying acquisition to be completed in Canada. He also has a busy international private equity practice, acting for numerous leading international and Canadian private equity funds as well as institutional investors and their investee companies, in a wide variety of industries.

Lawrence has had active involvement with numerous charitable organizations in Toronto. He has also participated in the faculty programs at each of Toronto’s leading business schools, the Schulich School of Business (York University) and the Rotman School of Business (University of Toronto) where he has spoken on corporate governance and corporate finance matters.

Lawrence is also active on a number of early stage financings for blockchain companies and is the Firm’s relationship contact with the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium.

He also has been very active in the Canada’s emerging market for public cannabis business financings, specializing in U.S. and international cannabis businesses seeking to enter the Canadian capital markets.

Lawrence is Chambers ranked (Nationwide-Canada, REITs), and recognized as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law), and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market/Corporate Finance and Securities)