Lewis Allen

Lewis Allen
Lewis's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions and leasing, securities, finance matters and corporate governance.

Lewis Allen

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Lewis's practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions and leasing, securities, finance matters and corporate governance. Prior to becoming an Associate, Lewis spent the summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a summer student with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP and Acumen Corporate Development.


Education:

J.D., University of Calgary, 2012
MBA, University of Calgary, 2012
B.A. (Advanced), University of Manitoba, 2007

Call to the Bar:

Manitoba, 2013

Achievements:

Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (for high first-year standing in the MBA program), 2011

Chick Duncan Memorial Scholarship (for achievements in competitive golf and academics), 2011

University of Calgary Leadership Program, 2010-11

Haskayne School of Business Entrance Scholarship, 2009

Community Involvements:

Entrepreneurship Manitoba: Ask a Lawyer Program, 2014 - Present

Robson Hall Startup Ventures Legal Clinic, 2016

Students’ Union Volunteer Tax Program, 2012

Faculty of Law Hockey Team (captain), 2011-12

Faculty of Law Business Law Association, 2011-12

MBA Society Academic Senate, 2010-11

Student Legal Assistance, 2008-2009

Junior Team Canada Economic Trade Mission (represented Canada in Peru and Colombia), 2008

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    Prior to the acquisition of a business, the purchaser will usually have an opportunity to carry out financial and legal due diligence on the business. This period of time is commonly known as the due diligence period and normally lasts from a few weeks to several months. During this period, the purchaser has an opportunity to “look under the hood” of the business being purchased, referred to here as the target, to review its legal and financial condition and determine whether there are any existing or pending issues.

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  • Purchase of the Medical Arts Building
    The purchase of the Medical Arts Building, located at 233 Kennedy Street, for $7.9 million closed on November 1, 2015. This purchase included the adjoining surface-parking lot, as well as the parkade facing Edmonton Street.

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