Neil Ezra Hazan



Neil’s practice is focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and joint ventures. He also assists businesses with their expansion into Canada and advises on local and international agency and distribution agreements.

Neil regularly advises strategic and private equity buyers in diverse industries on Canadian and international platform and bolt-on acquisitions.



  • Advised Phoenix Wrappers ULC and its shareholders in its sale to Pacteon, a global leader in end-of-line packaging automation.
  • Advised Groupe Vétérinaire Daubigny Inc. in its acquisition of 75% of the issued and outstanding shares of 9172-8642 Québec inc. (amalgamation between 9172-8642 Québec Inc. and Hôpital Vétérinaire Animo-Vet St-Hubert Inc.).
  • Advised Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) in the sale of its Victoria, Prince Edward Island (PEI) aqua research and development facility to The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Québec Bar
  • Member of the New York State Bar
  • Director of the Lord Reading Law Society since 2009

Community Involvement

  • Director of Federation CJA
  • Co-chair of the 2010-2011, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CJA Leadership Development Course
  • Co-chair of a $400,000 fundraising campaign benefitting the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law (McGill University Law School)
  • Volunteer, BLG Reads to Kids, 2005-present

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 and 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada (Mergers and Acquisitions Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2019) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Private Equity)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2017) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market) and the 2021 edition (Corporate Commercial Law).
  • Winner of BLG Montréal’s 2018 Mentor of the Year Award

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2005
  • New York State, 2003
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2002
  • Graduate Diploma in Management, McGill University, 1999
  • BA, McGill University, 1997