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US (NY) SECURITIES AND FINANCE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, MACDONALD WEISS FEMALE LAWYER OF THE YEAR, NOREEN WEISS, MACDONALD WEISS

Noreen Weiss is a corporate, M&A, and securities lawyer with a focus on cross border M&A, corporate structuring and governance, business development and cross border expansion including joint ventures and strategic alliances, private capital formation and Securities Law compliance for start-up and growth companies, representation of investors (VC, PE, angel and family offices), general commercial and contract work, and outside general counsel services. She and Robert MacDonald are founding partners of MacDonald Weiss PLLC, a New York City-based boutique firm which focuses on providing the business-law related services that growing companies and investors need. The MacDonald Weiss attorneys advise companies at all stages of growth, with an eye to US-market and international growth that aligns with overall corporate strategy, working with clients to navigate the full range of business challenges they encounter as they transition through the corporate life cycle, delivering responsive representation at every critical step.

MacDonald Weiss PLLC 220 Fifth Avenue Suite 1400 New York, NY 10001 USA phone: +1 (646) 513-3280 fax: +1 (646) 513-3283 email: info@macdonaldweiss.com web: macdonaldweiss.com

The MacDonald Weiss team is anchored by partners with premier global law firm and Fortune 100 company experience. What sets us apart is the depth and breadth of our international experience, which includes expatriate experience working in Europe and Asia, and over 25 years of cross border transactional experience with special expertise servicing non-US clients. Service offerings includes: Startup and growing company services • Corporate structuring and governance • Incentive compensation plans • Cross border expansion

Business Development and Investment • M&A - US Domestic and Cross Border • Joint ventures and strategic alliances Tax structuring and compliance Capital Formation, and Investment Funds • VC and angel investments and IPOs • Corporate finance, debt and equity • Private placements • Securities law compliance • VC and PE Fund Formation Contracts and commercial law • Software and technology licensing • Data privacy • US general counsel services • Product Distribution Clients middle market companies and SMEs, start-ups and emerging growth companies and investors in those companies, multinationals, venture capital firms, private equity firms and family offices, and non-US investment funds. Industry sector expertise includes software, fin-tech and crowdfunding, e-commerce, gaming, wearables, IT and big data, education technology, healthcare technology, medical device, mobile telecommunications, TV and online media services, fashion, food, wine and spirits, and financial services.

CANADA CROSS BORDER LAWYER OF THE YEAR, BARBARA R.C. DOHERTY, MILLER THOMSON LLP

As a senior business law partner, Barbara Doherty has lead projects demanding large teams of lawyers in leading edge transactions from P3s to cross border mergers and acquisitions including in regulated industries. Her practice includes providing general counsel advice to local and international clients as a trusted adviser. She is actively involved in advising foreign companies with their direct investment and establishing their businesses in Canada. She advises companies from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, the United States and Vietnam on their Canadian operations. These International companies range from industries as diverse as biotech, brokerage, construction, data management and communications, digital media, e-commerce, energy and renewable energy, financial services, food and beverage, government registry, health care, hotel management, hydro-electric construction, investment funds, logistics, marketing and advertising, mining equipment engineering, oil and gas, outsource product engineering services, pharmaceuticals, private and public security training and simulation, real estate development, robotics, roof coatings, small appliance manufacturing and housewares, soil and water decontamination, solar power, specialty environmental contracting, specialty publishing and telecommunications. In firm management, she has chaired and co-chaired the Securities and Business Law groups, both at the national and local levels. Barbara is active in mentoring and developing business development tools designed to assist young lawyers in identifying, pursuing and servicing their best client relationships and opportunities.

Barbara R.C. Doherty Partner Miller Thomson LLP Scotia Plaza, 40 King Street West, Toronto, ON, CANADA M5H 3S1 Tel: +416.595.8621 Email: bdoherty@millerthomson.com Web: www.millerthomson.com

Miller Thomson LLP enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s leading national business law firms. With close to 550 lawyers across Canada, the firm offers a complete range of business, advocacy and personal legal services to help domestic and international decision-makers with all their Canadian legal needs. Firm offices are located in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, London, Kitchener - Waterloo, Guelph, Vaughan, Markham and Montreal. Areas of Expertise Corporate/Commercial Equity and Debt Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Funds and Asset Management Public-Private Partnerships

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