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Kyle Hartlen


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2015; Ontario, 2021

Legal Assistant(s): Ashlea Morash

Kyle has extensive experience across a range of industries (both regulated and unregulated) acting for vendors and purchasers in complex share and asset acquisition transactions, advising on equity financing matters including seed, angel and venture capital raises and negotiating complex commercial agreements. Kyle also regularly advises clients ranging from early stage ventures to large, established firms on corporate governance and other general corporate matters.

A small sample of Kyle’s representative experience includes:

  • Advising several well-capitalized medical technology companies on capital raising, divestitures and general corporate matters.
  • Acting for a large industrial services company in acquisition transactions across Canada.
  • Advising a venture capital fund on multiple equity investment transactions in Nova Scotia.
  • Acting for vendors in several sizeable auction-style share and asset dispositions.
  • Advising early-stage companies and investors in early-stage companies on financing instruments and provincial tax incentive program matters.
  • Acting for public companies in connection with private debt and equity placements and the public issuance of equity instruments.
  • Acting for a large private company in connection with the negotiation of a series of complex commercial agreements.

Education & Career


Ivey Business School, MBA, 2016
Ivey Business School and University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, combined HBA/JD, 2014


Volunteer, Western Business Law Clinic providing legal services to small businesses in the local community, 2011-2014


Gold Medal, Accelerated MBA
Patient Capital Management Inc. Prize in Value Investing
Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Prize in Value Investing
Ivey Scholar, HBA
Osler & Harcourt Award in Corporate Finance
Huron National Scholarship

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