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Ryan M.J. Hayes



Ryan practices in the firm's Business Law Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial law matters.

Ryan has an undergraduate degree from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University and a Master of Business Administration degree Wilfrid Laurier University. He attended the University of Glasgow, School of Law graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Ryan also has a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in business law.

While in law school, Ryan was the treasurer of the Glasgow University Dialectic Society and competed in debating and mooting. While completing his MBA, Ryan participated in national case competitions in strategy and marketing and served as the marketing manager for the Laurier MBA Students Association. Ryan was a founding executive of Brock TV, a student-run television network. Ryan previously worked at a mobile telecommunications firm in contractual negotiations, licensing and strategy of media products.

Ryan joined the firm as a summer student in 2012 and articled with the firm from 2013 to 2014. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2014.


MARCH 06 2017

CETA: An Update On What You Need to Know

On February 15, 2017, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada...


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APRIL 28 2016

Ryan Hayes profiled in The Brock News at the 2016 Blueprint Competition

Business Law Associate Ryan Hayes presented the winner of the 2016 Blueprint competition, Daniel Bordenave of B.I.S.E.P., with the Foglers Legal Start-up Package, an in-kind legal package valued at over $5000.




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DECEMBER 09 2015

Equity Crowdfunding In Canada: Final Rules Approved

MAY 11 2015

Securities Bulletin - Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: An Update

Ryan M.J. Hayes and Jordan R. Schwartz, Equity Crowdfunding in Canada: An Update, May 11, 2015

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  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2014
  • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Law, 2014
  • University of Glasgow, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2012
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2009
  • Brock University, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Accounting, 2008

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