Andrian Lozinski

Associate

Toronto
416.947.5077

Andrian Lozinski

Andrian is a corporate law associate at WeirFoulds. His practice is focused on corporate and commercial law and private equity, with a special interest in mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters, including various corporate governance issues.

Andrian has acted as counsel for several multinational corporations, offering a full spectrum of legal services and also holds direct experience in franchise law. Andrian has advised franchisors and franchisees alike on franchise law disclosure requirements, maintaining beneficial franchise relationships, structuring franchise business models, and managing the day-to-day corporate operations of a franchise business.

Andrian regularly advises purchasers and vendors in the acquisition and divestiture of multi-million dollar enterprises across various industries. He also acts for industrial and consumer manufacturers with respect to licensing, distribution, sales, and other commercial agreements.

Andrian is routinely involved in intellectual property licensing arrangements on behalf of software developers, programmers, IT professionals, and patent holders. He has also been counsel to startup ventures in the technology, food and hospitality, and software sectors.

In addition, Andrian has extensive experience negotiating and drafting construction contracts with developers, owners, subcontractors, consultants and partners for various construction projects ranging from $2M to over $300M.

In his free time, Andrian is a dedicated musician both playing and composing music. He has spent 15 years as a fiddler in a professional Celtic band performing throughout North America.

Private M&A:

  • acted as lead corporate counsel in $18 million transaction on behalf of a private equity company acquiring a majority interest in an elevator maintenance and modernization company operating in the GTA, including the merger of the acquired company with client’s existing operations, 2019-2020
  • acted as associate counsel in $103 million transaction on behalf of the sale of the shares of a culinary products company to AmercareRoyal, LLC, 2019
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of the majority shareholders as part of $50 million merger of a promotional products company with HUB Promotional Group, 2018
  • acted as associate counsel to a construction software company and its shareholders in the $40.5 million sale of its shares to Wi-LAN Inc., 2017
  • acted as associate counsel to the minority shareholders in the $175 million sale of GMD Distribution to McKesson Specialty Prescription Services Corporation, 2017
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of a municipal utilities corporation in connection with the $620 million amalgamation of Horizon Utilities, PowerStream and Enersource to form Alectra Inc. and Alectra Utilities Corporation, including the subsequent purchase of Hydro One Brampton. (Transaction was awarded the Canadian Dealmaker Award for Infrastructure & Utilities Deal of the Year), 2016-2017
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of a group of shareholders selling a majority stake in GMD Distribution Inc. for $60 million to Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc., 2014-2015

Real Property Investment/Financing Structures:

  • acted on behalf of developer in connection with the recapitalization of a 35-storey, 340,000 square-foot condominium project located in Etobicoke, including structuring and negotiating the multi-tiered limited partnership agreements and ancillary agreements connected therewith, 2019
  • acted on behalf of developer in connection with the structuring of private investment in a pair of 8-storey condominium buildings containing over 600 condominium units, including structuring and negotiating the multi-tiered limited partnership agreements and ancillary agreements connected therewith, 2019
  • acted on behalf of developer in connection with structuring of private investment for the acquisition of a portfolio of multi-family rental properties in Montreal and Quebec City for $117.5 million dollars, including structuring and negotiating the multi-tiered limited partnership agreements and ancillary agreements connected therewith, 2018
  • acted on behalf of a developer in connection with structuring of private investment for the acquisition of development lands to complete a 646-unit condominium building, including structuring and negotiating the multi-tiered limited partnership agreements and ancillary agreements connected therewith, 2018
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of a private equity company to structure an open limited partnership structure for a new private investment fund, with the purpose of acquiring portfolio companies, 2018
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of developer in connection with the negotiation and structuring of a Co-Ownership Agreement in connection with a 42-storey condominium tower development located at King Street West and Spadina Avenue, 2018
  • acted as associate counsel on behalf of developer in connection with the negotiation and structuring of a Co-Ownership Agreement in connection with a 38-storey condominium tower development located at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue West, 2018
  • acted on behalf of a developer in connection with the structuring of private investment for the acquisition of 154-townhome condominium project, including structuring and negotiating the multi-tiered limited partnership agreements connected therewith, 2017

Franchising:

  • acted as Canadian corporate and franchise counsel on behalf of Hallmark Canada in connection with the sale of the client’s eight remaining corporate stores to new or existing franchisees, 2018-2020
  • acted as Canadian franchise counsel to a real estate brokerage franchisor on the restructuring and updating of its existing multi-tiered franchise structure, including associated franchise disclosure documents and franchise agreements, 2018-2020
  • acted on behalf of an ‘inadvertent franchisee’ in connection with the termination of its relationship with the franchisor and establishing a direct competitor in the long-term homecare market, including securing new trademarks and an agreement with its new software provider, 2019

Construction:

  • acted on behalf of a commercial landlord in respect to the negotiation and structuring of construction agreements, a CCDC 5B form, in connection with a proposed $300 million dollar Amazon fulfillment centre, 2020
  • acted on behalf of a commercial landlord in respect to negotiating and structuring a two-phase CCDC 2 – Stipulated Price Contract in connection with an intelligent office located at York Street and Adelaide Street West, 2018-2019
  • acted on behalf of a tenant doing business in the biotechnology field in respect of constructing new office and laboratory space in the MaRs Centre and Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower, pursuant to CCDC 5B – Construction Management Contract forms, 2018
  • acted on behalf of a tenant doing business in the essential oils and natural products business in respect of the construction and renovation of its new corporate headquarters, pursuant to a CCDC 2 – Stipulated Price Contract, 2018
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Award in Contract Law, 2010
  • McMillan LLP Award in Contract Law, 2010
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario (2014)

Education
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2013
  • Certificate (Information Technology Law), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2016
  • M.A. (Political Science), McMaster University, 2008
  • B.A., (Hons.) (Music and Political Science), McMaster University, 2007
Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario

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    Additional Publications

    • Author, “The Equator Principles: Evaluating the Exposure of Commercial Lenders to Socio-Environmental Risk”, Volume 13, Issue 12, German Law Journal 1487-1507 (2012)