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Paul Severin’s practice includes commercial finance, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities matters. A major portion of Paul’s practice consists of the representation of financial institutions in secured and unsecured lending and finance transactions, including securities-based lending, asset-based lending, derivatives, private equity and hedge fund transactions. Paul also has extensive experience handling mergers and acquisitions, private placements, venture capital transactions, joint ventures and general corporate representation of clients in a variety of day–to-day matters. Additionally, he advises with respect to broker-dealer and other related regulatory matters.

Paul’s clients range from established and major multi-national financial institutions and public companies to start-up companies and individuals.

  • Homeland Security and Anticipating the Unexpected: What Every In-House Attorney Needs to Know - September 11th and Selected Corporate/Securities Issues in the Post-9/11 World, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Pension Law in Canada, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law


  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B., Dean's Honor List
    Recipient, JSD Tory Writing Award
  • University of Toronto, B.A., in Economics

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)


  • Named in The Legal 500 US in M&A: Middle Market, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2017 edition)
  • Named "Southern California Rising Star" in Business/Corporate by Thomson Reuters (2006-2007)