Mr Aaron Sonshine > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

Work Department

Capital Markets & M&A




Aaron is co-head of the Cannabis group. He practises corporate and securities law with a particular emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience in the cannabis, mining, power and utilities, tech, REITs and biotech sectors. Aaron is active with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, MLSE Team-Up Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Canada in his personal time, and he does a great deal of mentoring at Bennett Jones, recently joining the firm’s associate review committee.


Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, American Bar Association


Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2006.
Admitted to the Ontario bar, 2007.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Cannabis

(Hall of Fame)

Aaron SonshineBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP had a hand in many of the largest cannabis deals to hit the market over the past year. In a highlight example, go-to cannabis transactional specialist Aaron Sonshine advised Cresco Labs on its $2bn acquisition of Columbia Care, which made Cresco the largest cannabis producer and retailer in the US at the time of the transaction. Toronto-based Sonshine co-heads the practice together with firm vice chair and Toronto managing partner Dominique Hussey, who specializes in advising cannabis clients on IP and regulatory matters; she notably provides ongoing regulatory advice to Canopy Growth. Other key contacts include corporate finance specialist Angela Blake, who splits her time between Toronto and Vancouver; Toronto’s Kim Lawton, who is well versed in cannabis-related capital markets and securities issues; and Toronto-based IP and life sciences partner Melissa Dimilta.