Lawyers Pamela Hilderman and Mahdi Shams have been named Rising Stars by Lexpert.
Rising Star awards honour lawyers under the age of 40 who excel in their practice areas. Winners are selected by an advisory board of lawyers from across the country. Finalists are listed as Lawyers to Watch in a future edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Pamela and Mahdi received their awards at a gala presentation at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November 7.
“I am very proud to receive a Lexpert Rising Stars Award for 2019 and to join the company of the past recipients within MLT Aikins,” Pamela said. “I look forward to many more years working with inspiring clients on business law matters.”
Mahdi said, “Being recognized as one of Canada’s Rising Stars is certainly a proud moment. As lawyers we thrive to provide great service to our clients, develop practice and legal skills, and give back to the profession and the community, but we often don’t take a moment to reflect on whether we have been successful on those fronts. The national recognition by Lexpert gives me a sense of accomplishment and boosts my motivation to continue providing great service to our clients.”
About Pamela Hilderman
Pamela practises primarily in the areas of corporate law, commercial law and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, startups, joint venture and transaction structuring, corporate finance, takeovers, corporate governance, shareholder and partnership agreements, corporate-planning advisory services, secured transactions, and technology and intellectual property matters.
She has a broad base of experience acquired by advising clients in various industries and at various stages of development.
About Mahdi Shams
Mahdi Shams practises corporate and securities law. He acts for both public and private companies and has worked on a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, commercial sale agreements, debt and equity financings, private placements and corporate reorganizations.
Mahdi specializes in emerging industries with a focus on technology and cannabis companies.