Legal Team

Our Lawyers

Peter Saad

Managing Principal

Jasy Ibrahim

Barrister & Solicitor

Vani Selvarajah

Barrister & Solicitor

George Nashaat

Barrister & Solicitor

Felix Ng

Barrister & Solicitor

George Messih

Barrister & Solicitor

Peter Saad

Managing Principal

   905.301.5848
   905.301.4448 ext 108 (Assistant)
   905.301.9813
  peter.saad@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

Specializing in corporate and commercial law, Peter Saad is the principal lawyer and founder of Saad Law. Known by his peers as a forthright lawyer who always tells it how it is, Peter is pragmatic, perceptive and professional. He manages and oversees all matters at Saad Law, providing integral counsel and guidance to both his staff members and clients on a wide range of legal transactions. Throughout the course of his career, Peter has successfully closed over $50 billion in deals and has had the opportunity to represent many high profile clients including Bunge Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, BE Aerospace Inc., McGraw-Hill Incorporated, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated. Peter also played an instrumental role in two of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry in 2012, worth over $7.0 billion combined.

After working for one of the world’s largest corporate law firms in New York City, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Peter developed Saad Law with a single goal in mind: to help businesses succeed. With the capacity to handle large, complex matters and the client-centred vision to provide a genuinely personalized legal service, Saad Law opened its doors to help both individuals and companies successfully manage their corporate, commercial and real estate legal needs.

Peter graduated from the University of Toronto’s Juris Doctor Program and holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing. His legal acumen combined with his strong business and marketing expertise, is what enables Peter to provide his clients with astute legal and business advisory services.

Peter is frequently called upon by colleagues to proactively problem solve and provide trusted advice. He is also a regular keynote speaker at a wide range of events throughout Toronto and the GTA.

Jasy Ibrahim

Barrister & Solicitor

   905.301.5848
   905.301.4448 ext 108 (Assistant)
   905.301.9813
  jasy.ibrahim@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

Jasy Ibrahim is an associate specializing in corporate and commercial law. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, commercial real estate and general corporate matters. She has facilitated over one billion dollars in transactions and represents major financial institutions in various sectors including technology, health care, telecommunications and transportation.

Beginning her law career on a special project for the Access to Justice Program, she performed design, implementation and management tasks. Today, Jasy brings to the table prior experience in commercial, corporate, employment, intellectual property and general law at firms in both Oakville and Toronto.

Jasy graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, after which she acquired her Canadian Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Degree and American Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, respectively. During law school, Jasy competed in multiple trial and appellant moot court competitions. She was also awarded the Certificate for Recognition for Excellent Achievement in Law and Literature. In her spare time, Jasy worked closely with the Community Legal Aid’s Windsor Chapter, and spent three years as a Board Member of the Windsor United Way Executive Committee.

Jasy is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

Vani Selvarajah

Barrister & Solicitor

   416.350.3500
   416.350.3510
  vani.selvarajah@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Don Mills Location

Profile

Vani Selvarajah is a corporate and commercial lawyer. Amenable, intuitive and analytical, Vani is a legal advisor who represents a wide range of clients in various corporate and commercial transactions.

Her diverse professional background includes prior work in refugee and immigration law with Barbara Jackman at Jackman Nazami & Associates, corporate and business law at GA Law, and human rights advocacy through Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada at the United Nations. Vani’s cultured experience combined with her intuitive, meticulous and practical legal skills, gives her the essential skillset to close deals efficiently, always protecting the best interests of her clients.

Graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts focusing in Legal Studies and Criminology, Vani attended law school at the University of Alberta. She received her law degree in 2011 and was called to the Bar in 2012.

Vani is currently on the Board of Directors for Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, an organization of lawyers who promote human rights around the world, and appears regularly before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Through these organizations, Vani advocates for human rights across the globe, taking active participation in the world’s most pressing issues.

George Nashaat

Barrister & Solicitor

   905.301.5848
   905.301.4448 ext 108 (Assistant)
   905.301.9813
  george.nashaat@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

George Nashaat is an associate who works within the realms of financing, acquisitions, commercial leasing and corporate law. With a particular focus on financing, George acts as counsel to major banks, providing opinions on the enforceability of loans, registering mortgages and security interests, and coordinating credit requirements. George advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, with a specific emphasis on pharmacy acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements and commercial leases.

George earned his JD/MBA from the University of Calgary and worked within the legal departments of three major energy companies. In these positions, George engaged in securities, corporate finance, small claims, and environmental and regulatory tasks.

With a laser focus on the big picture, George takes the time to know his clients and advance their concerns successfully. He approaches every issue from both a legal and business perspective, and his high attention to detail and exceptional writing skills ensure that he delivers with 100% accuracy on every file.

George is a member of the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.

Felix Ng

Barrister & Solicitor

   905.301.5848
   905.301.4448 ext 108 (Assistant)
   905.301.9813
  felix.ng@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

Felix Ng is an associate who engages in financing, acquisitions, commercial leasing and corporate law. Managing corporate financing transactions and files from beginning to end, Felix represents both major banks and borrowers, offering full support to the financial institution and providing legal guidance to the borrower. In acquisitions and commercial leases, Felix drafts agreements, handles closing documents, acts as the primary point of contact for financial matters, and negotiates leases on behalf of landlords and tenants.

After earning his undergraduate degree in finance, Felix immediately went on to obtain his JD from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. He then articled at Saad Law for ten months at which time he was admitted to the Bar and hired as a full time associate.

Felix has an exceptional work ethic and high attention to detail. Always quick to respond and identify potential issues early on in a file’s lifecycle, Felix puts his clients at ease with perceptive, transparent and informative legal counsel.

George Messih

Barrister & Solicitor

   416.350.3500
   416.350.3510
  george.messih@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Don Mills Location

Profile

George Messih is a lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial real estate and estates. George has handled multi-million dollar commercial transactions and has been a reference point to clients who rely on him for timely advice and the smooth carriage of their files. With the innate ability to anticipate issues before they arise, George finds and executes practical solutions to complex problems.

Prior to his admission to the Bar, George was an undergraduate level tutor for law, philosophy and modes of reasoning courses, and worked at the Legal Advice Clinic where he interviewed new clients and advised them on contracts and cases, worked closely with pro-bono partners from leading UK firms and drafted various agreements.

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at McMaster University, George went on to earn his law degree in the United Kingdom. A firm believer in life-long learning, George continued his professional development at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he is currently in the process of completing the Intensive Program in Wills & Estates.

George is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Our Law Clerks

Julie Bastone

Senior Law Clerk

Jill Rowe

Senior Law Clerk

Amanda Poirier

Law Clerk

Julie Bastone

Senior Law Clerk

   905.301.5848
   905.301.9813
  julie.bastone@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

Julie Bastone is a senior law clerk focusing on the firm’s most complicated commercial real estate and financing deals. Responsible for drafting, reviewing and finalizing documents, conducting and reviewing required searches, and liaising with lawyers, clients, agents, brokers and managers, Julie expertly handles any and all issues that arise during or after each transaction in order to ensure that the necessary needs are met by all parties.

Julie has over 23 years of experience in various sectors of the law including corporate, real estate and litigation. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, such as CEOs, partners and sole proprietors in all kinds of work environments including large firms, mid-sized firms, sole practitioner offices and government headquarters.

Julie graduated from the University of Toronto’s B.A. program and earned her Law Clerk Diploma from Seneca College. From large Bay Street law companies to small boutique legal firms around the GTA, Julie has been actively working as a law clerk since 1995. With an innate ability to review complex situations and simplify the issues at hand, Julie keeps clients well informed and still retains the nuances of each matter’s intricacy.

Jill Rowe

Senior Law Clerk

   416.350.3505
   416.350.3510
  jill.rowe@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Don Mills Location

Profile

Jill Rowe is a senior law clerk who focuses on corporate and commercial law. She began her career in 1996, bringing over 22 years of experience to the table.

Within her current role, Jill is involved in all aspects of the firm’s corporate and commercial law practice. This includes the preparation of transactional documents, the implementation of estate freezes and corporate reorganizations, the completion of incorporations, amendments, amalgamations, continuances, dissolutions and revivals, minute book reviews (including rectification resolutions and annual corporate maintenance), the completion of extra provincial registrations, business names and limited partnership registrations, and due diligence searches.

Formerly, Jill was the Corporate Secretary of Dominion Diamond Corporation where she was responsible for liaising with the Board of Directors, attending all Board, Committee and Shareholder meetings, preparing for such meetings (which included the drafting of notices, agendas and minutes, and maintaining the Board electronic portal), attending to SEDAR, EDGAR, TSX, NYSE and SEDI filings, and assisting with the preparation of annual filing materials and certifications.

Jill takes great pride in providing exceptional service and quality of work to her clients.

Amanda Poirier

Law Clerk

   905.232.8429
   905.301.9813
  amanda.poirier@saadlaw.com
  Saad Law Mississauga Location

Profile

Amanda Poirier is a law clerk who focuses on residential real estate transactions. Performing any step required to complete a purchase, sale or refinance transaction, Amanda can be found circulating agreements, communicating with title insurance companies, dealing with tax departments, working with financial institutions, receiving and paying out funds, and collaborating directly with her clients to ensure they are always informed and prepared.

With over 8 years of experience, Amanda has had the opportunity to work within many different sectors of the law including commercial and residential real estate, civil litigation, wills and estates, and corporate and family law. Over the years, Amanda’s career has placed her in a number of big-name law firms where she received formal training and mentorship from the most senior lawyers. This breadth of experience is what eventually made her realize her strengths and passion for real estate law and she now brings a deep, broad and big-picture understanding to the table.

Attending CTS Canadian Career College in Barrie, Amanda graduated from the Law Clerk Program in 2010. With exceptional organization skills, a high attention to detail and a strong and resourceful work ethic, Amanda always maintains open and honest communication with her clients, executing each file smoothly and efficiently from start to finish.

Our Administrators

Michelle Fera

Administrator

Johanna Gusman

Administrator