Arlene O'Neill

Arlene O'Neill

Gardiner Roberts LLP

Recognized since 2019

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Private Funds Law

Venture Capital Law

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Arlene has developed a broad range of expertise in the areas of corporate and commercial law, with a strong focus on merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance and corporate finance. Arlene works extensively with technology based companies and assets including software, media and green technology. While Arlene maintains a mix of practice areas in commercial law, she has focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions and technology law. Arlene has also been a key advisor to various not-for-profit and charitable boards on corporate governance matters and is recognized as a specialist in corporate governance matters having recently graduated from the Directors Education Program at Rotman School of Management and received an ICD.D. designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Arlene is a seasoned business advisor with 20 years’ experience in assisting both international and local clients on their cross border and multinational business affairs both in structuring their affairs or assisting in transactions, investments, expansions, partnerships and contractual matters in Canada and world-wide and working with their multidisciplinary advisors locally and abroad.

Arlene is a frequent speaker and organizer of a broad range of corporate law programs held by Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association as well as other private equity events. Arlene is very involved in working with technology based and innovative businesses grow their business and provide sound legal advice to assist them to grow smart. From the drafting of letters on intent, through the negotiation of the merger or purchase and sale agreement and the conduct of due diligence investigations, to the closing of the transaction, Arlene applies her energy and experience. At all times, she is able to call upon her familiarity with her tax law and technology law background.

Representative Work

  • Represented the buyers in a merger and acquisition transaction involving the purchase of a large carpet and tile supply and installation partnership with combined annual revenue of approximately $100 million.
  • Represented a water infrastructure business in its acquisition of a water services business to expand its European operations.
  • Represented one party in structuring a joint venture arrangement in the mobile payments platform area in connection with a response to an RFP.
  • Representing a client in various financing transactions, both short and long-term in the solar power space.

Contact & Links
  • Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
    22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3600
    Toronto, ON M5H 4E3
  • University of Western Ontario, LLB, graduated 1993
  • York University, BBA, graduated 1990
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association - Member
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation - Deputy Chair - Toronto Breakfast Committee
  • CIX Advisory Committee - Member
  • Corporate Law Subcommittee – OBA Business Law Section - Chair
  • Hot Docs International Documentary Festival - Board Member (honourary)
  • National Ballet School Foundation Canada - Board Member
  • Not-for Profit Working Group – Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council - Chair
  • Ontario Bar Association, Business Law - Member
  • Ontario’s Business Law Advisory Council – Ministry of Government and Consumer Services 2016-2017 - Member

Gardiner Roberts LLP
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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Private Funds Law
  • Venture Capital Law


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