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Ora (She/Her/Hers) is a partner in the Firm. She leads the Toronto office’s Corporate group and Securities group.

Ora advises on public and private capital market transactions and securities regulatory matters, including stock exchange listings, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations and other regulatory compliance matters. She acts on behalf of both underwriters and issuers in initial public offerings and subsequent private placement and public offerings.

Ora is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Securities Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives, and capital markets trends. She frequently authors articles and speaks on Canadian corporate law and capital markets topics.

Ora is actively involved in the community and firm initiatives including recruitment and mentoring programs. She is co-president of the Toronto alumni club and a member of the alumni board of Brandeis University.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Ora WexlerDentons

The corporate practice at Dentons leverages the bench strength of its global network and experienced team to advise major multinationals (including Lions Gate Entertainment, Motorola Solutions and Polaris Renewable Energy) involved in high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions. Assisting companies across such industries as tech, cannabis, mining, telecoms, infrastructure, energy, biotech and entertainment, the group’s full service extends to M&A, restructurings, proxy fights, competition and antitrust matters, joint ventures, regulated industries and transactional tax issues. The practice is led in Toronto by Alex Farcas, who utilizes extensive M&A experience and niche expertise in the cannabis space, and Jason Saltzman, who arrived from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in July 2022, and who is practiced in share purchases, asset purchases, take-over bids, exchange offers and plan of arrangements. Other key figures include blockchain and mining specialist Kimberly Burns in Vancouver; and corporate finance expert Ora Wexler and senior associate Alex Eckler in Toronto. Grant MacKenzie departed the firm in August 2023.

Canada > Capital markets

Led out of Calgary by national lead Bennett Wong, the capital markets practice at Dentons benefits from an additional five platforms across the country. The team is well-placed to represent all sides in debt and equity offerings, with a notable focus on debt issuances. Among its other attributes, the group is noted for its activity in the mining, technology and life sciences — including cannabis — spheres, as well as for its record in cross-border work. Additional key contacts include Calgary-based Dan Shea, who specializes in capital markets and private equity work; and Toronto’s Ora Wexler, whose securities focus spans transactional and regulatory matters.