Aziz assists municipalities, individuals, corporations and franchisors in a broad range of litigation matters from commercial and shareholder disputes to property tax challenges, labour and employment matters, and intellectual property disputes.
- Counsel for municipal ratepayers challenging the legality of a minimum tax bylaw.
- Counsel for municipalities in relation to expropriation matters and the right to expropriate for the purpose of economic development.
- Counsel for owners in construction disputes involving delay claims in commercial projects.
- General counsel to a national franchisor.
- Counsel to an international manufacturer of window and door hardware in relation to enforcing patents, trade dress and industrial designs throughout Canada.
Aziz brings a comprehensive approach to problem solving with a view to proactively addressing issues and finding sustainable solutions. Aziz has advised owners of intellectual property including patents, trademarks and industrial designs and has successfully represented clients on infringement disputes before the Federal Court of Canada.
In addition, Aziz’s experience acting for and against municipalities in a variety of matters including expropriations and property tax disputes places Aziz in a unique position to advise municipalities on how to avoid bylaw challenges from the outset. Aziz also has extensive experience advising national franchisors, representing them in complex litigation and drafting franchise agreements.
- Board Member, Regina Food Bank (2021-present)
- Special Advisor, Queen City Marathon Board (2021-present)
- Director, Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Regina, 2018-2020)
- Volunteer, Walk-in Legal Clinic, CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City) (Saskatoon, 2014)
- Volunteer, Tax Night, Edwards School of Business (Saskatoon, 2014)
- Dean’s Honours List, Paul J. Hill School of Business (2009-2010)
- Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Regina (2009)