Vancouver, British Columbia, August 24, 2023 – Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP is very pleased to announce that three of our partners have once again been recognized for their outstanding work by their peers in the 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™. In addition to this significant honour, Arthur Evrensel has also received the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” 2024 award for the Vancouver area, which is presented to a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic region. Please join us in congratulating the following lawyers on being recognized among The Best Lawyers in Canada™ in their respective areas for 2024: Jesse Ahuja for Corporate Governance Practice & Corporate Law, Marshall Pawar for Sports Law, and Arthur Evrensel for Best Lawyer & Lawyer of the Year in Entertainment Law.

Jesse Ahuja is a partner at Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP and is recognized in the areas of Corporate Law & Corporate Governance Practice.  A member of the firm since its inception, Jesse has focused primarily on the formation, financing, and mergers & acquisitions of private enterprises.  While his clients span a broad range of industries (technology, manufacturing, logistics, professional services, hospitality, food & beverage, e-commerce, retail and financial services, among others), the underlying commonality is that all are privately held growth companies and investors (private equity/venture capital). Click here for more information on Jesse Ahuja

Marshall Pawar is one of the founding partners of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP and has an extensive corporate and M&A practice. He is a recognized lawyer in the area of Sports Law and represents both professional and amateur sports teams, leagues and organizations.  He has counseled major sports and entertainment companies with various commercial matters, including marketing and sponsorship agreements, licensing arrangements, event related agreements and venue license agreements in connection with professional sports events and concerts. Marshall has also taught a Sports, Media and Entertainment Law course at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA). Click here for more information on Marshall Pawar.

Arthur Evrensel is a co-founding partner of Michael, Evrensel & Pawar LLP and has extensive experience in negotiating financing and distribution arrangements for international television and motion picture treaty co-productions and co-ventures. His practice focuses on representing content producers, writers, directors, investors, broadcasters, financiers, content creators, distributors, animation companies and international studios involved in the filmed entertainment and digital media industries. Mr. Evrensel has published numerous articles on entertainment law and he is consistently recognized as a leader in the field, including by Best Lawyers® annually since 2007. Click here for more information on Arthur Evrensel.


MEP Business Counsel ( is a full-service business and entertainment law firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia and recognized as one of the Top 10 Corporate Boutique Law Firms in Canada.  Founded in 2014 by Arthur Evrensel, Ryan Patryluk and Marshall Pawar, the firm is at the forefront of a changing Canadian business law landscape. MEP Business Counsel offers the pedigree of internationally recognized and award winning legal counsel coupled with streamlined and cost-efficient advisory services.  With its team of highly experienced business lawyers, MEP Business Counsel delivers more personal and tailored legal advice, all without sacrificing the quality one would expect from an international firm.

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