About Basia

Basia is an Office Lead Partner in our Halifax office, whose practice includes advising public and private companies on corporate finance and securities law matters. Her experience covers all aspects of securities and business law, including public offerings, private placements, take-over bids, plans of arrangements, and other types of mergers and acquisitions; preparing shareholder meeting materials and other continuous disclosure documents; as well as advising boards of directors on corporate governance issues. From February 2007 until January 2008, Basia was seconded to the Nova Scotia Securities Commission as Staff Solicitor.

Basia also has significant experience in the area of offshore oil and gas law. She represented the Province of Nova Scotia in negotiations with the Federal Government on the sharing of revenues derived from the production of oil and gas offshore Nova Scotia.

Basia is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the past Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Law Subsection. She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Basia is a member of the Halifax-Dartmouth Polish Canadian Society and is the past Honorary Solicitor of the Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division.

Basia holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s University, an LL.B. from Dalhousie University and a Certificate in Mining Law from Osgood Hall Law School of York University.


  • Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (2013)
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (2000)
  • B.A., Saint Mary's University (1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2001)


  • English
  • Polish

Awards & Recognitions

  • Included for Securities Law in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada (2023) Lawyer of The Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers™ in Canada for her practice in Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities Law
  • Ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a repeatedly recommended leading practitioner in the areas of Corporate Finance and Securities, Investment Funds and Global Mining
  • Appeared on the cover of Lexpert® Special Edition - Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers in the (November 2015 issue) Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities (2023)
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Mining Law (2023)
  • Named Best Lawyers® Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax (2023)