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Kimberly Burns



Kimberly is an accomplished, results driven corporate partner with genuine enthusiasm for her practice in Dentons’ Corporate group. Kimberly has extensive experience advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, corporate governance, international structuring, and partnering agreements. She balances ebb and flow of transactional work with ongoing strategic advice for the executive teams of global and Canadian businesses, finding satisfaction in building relationships and connecting people.

Corporate Counsel
Kimberly quarterbacks North American operations for large private and public clients, utilizing the Dentons platform to implement global ambitions. She is relied on as the first point of contact for legal executives with novel questions and keenly adapts to change. Long term understanding of a business is essential for strategic advice and Kimberly is known for building community with her clients, supporting them year after year and taking delight in ensuring their businesses and operations run smoothly and efficiently.

British Columbia benefit corporations are a passion, and Kimberly educates and encourages her clients to consider b-corps in connection with ESG initiatives. In a complex world it’s a simple way to stay accountable. Local clients can connect with Kimberly for up to date legal notes at quarterly b-corp breakfasts. 

Cannabis & psychedelics
Kimberly’s deal team is at the forefront of new developments related to Canada’s provincial and national industry for cannabis and psychedelics, and she is one of the country’s most seasoned legal advisors to global cannabis companies seeking guidance on public and private strategic acquisitions and regulatory matters. Her clients range from large public cannabis companies to private targeted industry players, and from regulated licensed producers to non-plant touching intellectual property aggregators.