Alexander Katznelson


Alex concentrates his practice on securities and capital markets matters. He represents companies and investment banks in public offerings, private placements, stock exchange listings, M&A transactions, and proxy and corporate governance matters. His practice covers a number of industries, including technology, health care and life sciences, crypto and blockchain, as well as food and beverage, among others.

Alex acts for his clients in cross-border capital market financings, assisting businesses in Canada and the United States seeking access to Canadian capital market opportunities, including listing on the TSX, TSXV, NEO, and CSE. Leading Canadian companies seek out Alex for his meaningful advice on securities law matters, including - among other things - continuous disclosure requirements. 

He also counsels businesses on general commercial and corporate law matters, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and establishing business structures.

Prior to joining the firm, Alex was an associate with a full-service business law firm in Toronto. He earned his LL.B, with honors, from the University of Buckingham, his B.A. in public administration and justice studies from York University, and a certificate for advanced negotiation skills from the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.



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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Growth and Development Program

June 22, 2023 - Toronto


  • University of Buckingham, LL.B., 2015
  • York University, B.A., 2013
  • Ontario

Canadian Bar Association

Law Society of Ontario