Our Team

Director

Philip KingPhilip King

Philip King is a corporate and commercial lawyer in London, Ontario. Philip also teaches Business Law at the Faculty of Law at Western University, the Ivey Business School, and the DAN Program in Management and Organizational Studies. As a student at Western University, Philip was awarded the gold medal in the combined Law and M.B.A. program. After working at a major Toronto corporate law firm, Philip returned to London to teach and practice business law. Philip has worked with some of Canada’s finest lawyers and businesspeople and has helped clients successfully complete dozens of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private placements and public offerings. Philip has also sat on, and chaired, the boards of multiple business corporations and charitable organizations. 

Student Directors

Faraneh TalaeiFaraneh Talaei

Faraneh is currently in her second year of the JD program at Western Law. She earned her Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Law and Business at Ryerson University. Faraneh first became interested in business law after her internship at the Legal Innovation Zone. This internship allowed her to experience firsthand the legal challenges that confront early-stage entrepreneurs. Prior to attending law school, Faraneh worked as a freelance cosmetics specialist. During her first year at Western Law, Faraneh was a 1L Caseworker for the Western Business Law Clinic and the 1L representative of the First-Generation Network. She also participated in the Harrison Pensa contract drafting competition and was an active member of the Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association. Outside of work and school, Faraneh is an avid weightlifter and meditator.

Rahib AhmadRahib Ahmad

Rahib is in his second year of the JD program at Western Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Policy at Carleton University and Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he interned for Members of Parliament belonging to the Liberal and Conservative Party of Canada.

Rahib first became interested in Business Law while working for the Canada Revenue Agency as a legal researcher. During this time, he worked with a team to manage compliance programs for business’ legislated income tax and payroll obligations. While in his first year at law school, Rahib continued his work with the CRA by working to implement programs for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – a federal subsidy that assists ailing Canadian businesses during the pandemic. Outside of work Rahib enjoys calisthenics training and trying new foods.

Case Managers

Sam MacDougallSam MacDougall

Sam is currently in his second year of the JD program at Western Law. He previously graduated from the Honours Business Administration (HBA) program at the Ivey Business School at Western University. Between his undergraduate degree and law school, Sam worked in finance at Citi in Toronto. In his first year of law school, he was involved with UN Women and participated in various competitions, including the Harrison Pensa contract drafting competition and the first-year advocacy competition. Outside of his work at the clinic, Sam is an avid tennis fan and is passionate about volunteering and youth empowerment.

Shea NealsShea Neals

Shea is entering her second year of the JD program at Western Law. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson University in 2019 with a major in Criminology and a double minor in Law and Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate degree, she was an active student leader acting as the President of her course union and as an executive member of a pre - law society. Prior to attending law school, Shea spent a year travelling and working in the tourism industry on Vancouver Island in British Columbi a. During her first year at Western Law, Shea participated in the BLG Labour Law Moot, the First Year Advocacy Competition and the Medical Malpractice Moot where she was a finalist. Outside of her work at the Clinic, Shea enjoys hiking and surfing.

Shree GandhiShree Gandhi

Shree is currently in her second year of the JD and Honors Business Administration (HBA) dual degree program at Western University. Prior to attending law school, Shree worked as a summer student for a mortgage brokerage firm and as a legal assistant at a boutique law firm in Toronto. During her first year at Western Law, Shree was a 1L Caseworker at the Western Business Law Clinic. Shree also participated in various moots, including the Siskinds Virtual Advocacy Moot and the BLG Client Consultation Competition. Outside of her work, Shree enjoys trying new foods, travelling, and biking.

Mentors

Our mentor lawyers dedicate pro bono hours to assist students in the analysis of legal issues and direct student research activities. We would like to thank the following firms for their generous assistance:


Please contact us if you would like to become a mentor.