Zachary Janes


Zach advises clients on corporate securities transactions and corporate finance. He provides guidance on public offerings, listings on Canadian stock exchanges, private placements, reverse takeovers, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Prior to joining the firm, Zach was an associate with a full-service business law firm in Toronto. Previously, Zach worked at an asset management firm where he conducted due diligence and reporting on various alternative investment strategies, which gives Zach a practical perspective on financial investing which he leverages in his legal practice.

Zach earned his law degree from the University of Toronto, where he was an associate editor of the University of Toronto Law Review. He earned his bachelor of commerce from Queen's University, Smith School of Business.



Cozen O’Connor Continues its Canadian Expansion, Adding a Leading Securities and Capital Markets Team to its Toronto Office

February 01, 2023

Andrew Elbaz and Alexander Katznelson join as members and Zachary Janes and Michael Shafarenko as associates in the firm's Corporate Practice Group in Toronto.


One Year with the Listed Issuer Financing Exemption [Alert]

November 30, 2023

Alexander Katznelson, Kevin Roggow, Zachary Janes, and Dilina Lallani discuss the requirements for issuers to rely on the LIFE Exemption, including qualification criteria, offering parameters and disclosure requirements, and provides commentary on how the rules have been applied over the past year.

The British Columbia Securities Commission Implements a New Whistleblower Program [Alert]

November 22, 2023

Lucy Schilling, Zachary Janes, Jeremy Gellis, and Rebecca Sim discuss the BCSC's new Whistleblower Program to encourage individuals to voluntarily provide information about securities misconduct by offering them financial rewards of up to C$250,000.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2020
  • Queen's University, B.Com, 2016
  • Ontario

Canadian Bar Association

Law Society of Ontario