Alisha Esmail Bhanji, Q.Arb., Q.Med


Alisha Esmail Bhanji, Q.Arb., Q.Med

Alisha Esmail Bhanji, Q.Arb., Q.Med

Bhanji Group of Companies, Calgary, AB (Alberta), CA (Canada)

ADR Certified Designation : Q.Arb, Q.Med

VanIAC Panel(s) : Expedited Procedures Arbitrator

Practice Areas : Corporate Commercial, Hospitality, Partnership and Shareholder, Wills and Estates

Professional Experience

BHANJI Group of Companies, Calgary AB September 2015- Present
Legal Counsel
Review, draft and analyze contracts, asset purchase agreements and sale transactions. Advise company on employment issues, corporate compliance, and corporate governance matters. Manage and build real estate portfolio of family office. Responsible for oversight and strategic planning of family office.

Stikeman Elliot LLP, Calgary, AB September 2013- September 2015
Articling/ Associate
Focused on corporate and commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities. Acted for a number of private and public companies and investment funds in public offerings, private placements, amalgamations, asset and share purchases and sale transactions. Assisted clients with corporate finance, asset and share transactions, listing applications, reorganizations and recapitalization. Advised public and private and private entities with respect to corporate governance, compliance matters and employment issues.

CBS Corporation Law Department, New York, NY/ Los Angeles, CA
Summer Associate June 2011 – August 2011
Worked alongside CBS Corporation’s Vice President of litigation participating in trial witness preparation and drafting of comprehensive legal memoranda that served as the basis for various motions in support of the company’s defense in its most high-profiled matter. Researched legal issues, conducted case analysis, and set forth defense strategies for litigation. Analyzed contracts, conducted research, performed case analysis, and drafted memoranda for various CBS Corporation legal departments including Intellectual Property, Litigation, Labor and Employment, and various business divisions including CBS Broadcasting, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports, and CBS Outdoor.

New York City Civil Court, House Part, New York, NY
Law Student Extern for Judge Lebovits August 2010 – December 2010
Researched precedent decisions and prepared opinions. Drafted warrants regarding rent control and stabilization. Instructed respondents on issues of court procedure. Assisted Judge Lebovits in an article for publication.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
  • Qualified Arbitrator ADR Institute of Alberta Q-Arb June 2018
  • Qualified Mediator ADR Institute of Alberta Q-Med November 2018
Academic Qualifications

New York Law School, New York, NY J.D. 2012
Class Rank: Top 15%, Cum Laude NYS Bar July 2012
2010 Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition NJS Bar July 2012
Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2012 Deans List- High Honors NCA August 2013
Weil Gotshall Manges, LLP, New York, NY Summer 2011 Negotiation Training, Writing Workshop, and Pro Bono Training

The New School, New York, NY M.A. International Affairs, 2009
Honors Human Rights and Socio-Economic Development

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON B.A. with Distinction, 2007
Honors Philosophy, Reasoning, and Ethics
Minor in International Business and Comparative Studies