Lara Merjane is an associate in our Corporate Team. Over the past 10 years, she
developed expertise in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements for
companies in Canada, the US, and Brazil. Her practice focuses on complex corporate
and commercial issues, with emphasis on risk and contract management. Lara sees
the bigger picture when providing clients in high-stakes disputes with practical and
results-oriented strategic advice.
Lara lawyered for seven years in Brazil on a broad array of commercial disputes,
primarily litigating employment cases for multinational companies and negotiating
collective bargaining agreements for regional and national unions.
After moving to Canada, she worked in legal departments of FinTechs, publicly
traded American companies, and a Group of technology, recruiting and payroll
companies with branches across Canada and the US, where she developed
knowledge in cross-border commercial transactions.
On a different note, her early adulthood interest in technology led her to start a
Computer Science degree and learn coding languages before transitioning to law.
Her IT industry experience gives her an edge over many other legal advisors. She
draws on her prior know-how as a web developer to advise clients organizations in
the industry, mixing her legal experience and business strategies to complement
Lara is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, a certified Commercial Contract
Manager, and a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She is also fluent in
Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.