Brad focuses his practice on finding creative, constructive and practical solutions to our clients’ business law issues.

Before joining Allen McDonald Swartz LLP, Brad practiced for more than 14 years at national Canadian firms. Brad has also served as the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a fully-licensed independent investment dealer. That dealer served clients in Canada and around the world in numerous sectors including metals and mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, technology, healthcare and biotechnology.

Brad has represented private and family owned businesses including start-ups and entrepreneurs, public institutions and global corporations. The breadth of Brad’s experience encompasses expertise in transactional, general commercial and dispute resolution contexts. He regularly advises on purchase and sale and joint venture transactions as well as governance and regulatory compliance effectively managing clients’ ongoing relationships with partners, employees, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders. Brad’s practice also includes advising foreign enterprises about how best to establish and structure business operations in Canada.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Acquisition of various agricultural properties in Ontario, the establishment of related joint venture structures and related financing arrangements
  • Governance and regulatory advice in support of the work being done by an association that represents the interests of its members in a contracting industry in Ontario
  • Acquisition of a Canadian tax recovery business and addressing related competing shareholder claims
  • Acquisition and subsequent reorganization of an Ontario residential and industrial door manufacturer, as well as related partner governance and financing arrangements
  • Structuring and establishing shareholder arrangements concerning a newly established scientific research and development tax credit advisory business
  • Advising a Canadian food manufacturing company concerning issues related to it being provided with contaminated supplies by a third party
  • Non-Canadian resident sale of a food manufacturing business in Ontario
  • Non-Canadian resident sale of manufacturing and real estate assets in Canada
  • Advising a Canadian pharmaceutical company concerning allegations that one of its drug products was excessively priced
  • Non-Canadian resident acquisition of multiple consumer shows in Canada and in the United States
  • Non-Canadian resident acquisition of print media distribution business
  • Sale of an interest in an training and coaching business focused on insurance professionals
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario, 2002
EDUCATION
  • LL.B., Queen’s University Faculty of Law, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, 1993

Brad was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He arrived in Ontario in 1989 to attend Queen’s University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1993 and his law degree in 2001.

Shortly before moving to Toronto, Brad met his better half, Karen. They live in Toronto with their daughter Adia and their son Evan. When Adia and Evan’s hockey schedules permit, the Elberg family can often be found at BMO Field cheering on the Argos and at Rogers Centre cheering on the Blue Jays.

Before becoming a lawyer, Brad made his mark as a university athlete and then as a professional athlete. He played football and ran track at Queen’s. He was the captain of the Queen’s football team that won the National Championship in 1992. In 2005, he was inducted into the Queen’s Football Hall of Fame. Brad played in the Canadian Football League for nine years and was a captain of the Argos in 2001. He was also a member of Canada’s Olympic bobsleigh team in 1992 and 1993.

Brad focuses his practice on finding creative, constructive and practical solutions to our clients’ business law issues.

Before joining Allen McDonald Swartz LLP, Brad practiced for more than 14 years at national Canadian firms. Brad has also served as the Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at a fully-licensed independent investment dealer. That dealer served clients in Canada and around the world in numerous sectors including metals and mining, oil and gas, alternative energy, technology, healthcare and biotechnology.

Brad has represented private and family owned businesses including start-ups and entrepreneurs, public institutions and global corporations. The breadth of Brad’s experience encompasses expertise in transactional, general commercial and dispute resolution contexts. He regularly advises on purchase and sale and joint venture transactions as well as governance and regulatory compliance effectively managing clients’ ongoing relationships with partners, employees, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders. Brad’s practice also includes advising foreign enterprises about how best to establish and structure business operations in Canada.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Acquisition of various agricultural properties in Ontario, the establishment of related joint venture structures and related financing arrangements
  • Governance and regulatory advice in support of the work being done by an association that represents the interests of its members in a contracting industry in Ontario
  • Acquisition of a Canadian tax recovery business and addressing related competing shareholder claims
  • Acquisition and subsequent reorganization of an Ontario residential and industrial door manufacturer, as well as related partner governance and financing arrangements
  • Structuring and establishing shareholder arrangements concerning a newly established scientific research and development tax credit advisory business
  • Advising a Canadian food manufacturing company concerning issues related to it being provided with contaminated supplies by a third party
  • Non-Canadian resident sale of a food manufacturing business in Ontario
  • Non-Canadian resident sale of manufacturing and real estate assets in Canada
  • Advising a Canadian pharmaceutical company concerning allegations that one of its drug products was excessively priced
  • Non-Canadian resident acquisition of multiple consumer shows in Canada and in the United States
  • Non-Canadian resident acquisition of print media distribution business
  • Sale of an interest in an training and coaching business focused on insurance professionals

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario, 2002

EDUCATION

  • LL.B., Queen’s University Faculty of Law, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, 1993

Brad was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He arrived in Ontario in 1989 to attend Queen’s University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1993 and his law degree in 2001.

Shortly before moving to Toronto, Brad met his better half, Karen. They live in Toronto with their daughter Adia and their son Evan. When Adia and Evan’s hockey schedules permit, the Elberg family can often be found at BMO Field cheering on the Argos and at Rogers Centre cheering on the Blue Jays.

Before becoming a lawyer, Brad made his mark as a university athlete and then as a professional athlete. He played football and ran track at Queen’s. He was the captain of the Queen’s football team that won the National Championship in 1992. In 2005, he was inducted into the Queen’s Football Hall of Fame. Brad played in the Canadian Football League for nine years and was a captain of the Argos in 2001. He was also a member of Canada’s Olympic bobsleigh team in 1992 and 1993.

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