Ari Derohanesian

Summer Law Student

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Ari is a returning summer student at BLG’s Toronto office for the 2023 summer term. He is focusing on business law.

At Queen’s Law School, Ari volunteers for the Business Law Clinic, where he provides legal support to start-up businesses. Ari is the Co-President of the Queen’s Tax Law Society, Director of Communications for the Venture Law Society, and an academic tutor for first-year law students. Ari received the Silver Scholar award in his first-year of law school. Prior to joining BLG, Ari worked in the lending and risk management departments of a Canadian bank.

Ari chose to work at BLG after speaking to several of the firm’s team members. He was drawn to BLG because of the firm’s commitment to mentorship and focus on innovation.

In his spare time, Ari enjoys playing the piano, hiking, and going to concerts.


  • JD, Queen's University, 2024 (expected)
  • BBA, Schulich School of Business, 2021