Lexpert Ranked Lawyer
Barbara Hendrickson, Corporate Securities Lawyer Toronto

Barbara Hendrickson


In 2012, Barbara Hendrickson, after a twenty year career that included stints with Canada’s largest securities regulator, one of the world’s largest law firms and a highly ranked national law firm, founded BAX Securities Law. Since that time, BAX Securities Law has been named one of the top ten Corporate Boutique firms in Canada by Canadian lawyers Magazine six years in a row.

Barbara practises in the securities and financial services regulatory areas, has acted as counsel to major Canadian and American corporations, market participants including dealers, portfolio managers, investment fund managers boards of directors, financial institutions, REITs, private equity, venture capital and investment funds, money services businesses and mortgage brokers.

Barbara is Lexpert Ranked in the Corporate Finance & Securities category which are the best corporate finance lawyers in Canada as ranked by Lexpert.

She is a participant in the Pro Bono Support Program which is sponsored by the Office of Economic Growth and Innovation at the Ontario Securities Commission.

She is currently serving her second term on the British Columbia Securities Commission Fintech Advisory Forum, which is comprised of fintech industry professionals and experts, who advise BCSC staff on fintech trends and developments in the securities industry.

Barbara has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® Rating Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating signifies that the lawyer’s peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

Barbara is on the pro bono referral list maintained by the Office of Economic Growth and Innovation (Innovation Office) of the Ontario Securities Commission. The Innovation Office is dedicated to accelerating innovation, bolstering capital formation, and reducing regulatory burden in Ontario’s capital markets.

Barbara is a contributor to the Lexis Nexis Practical Guidance Canada in the securities law area.

Professional Accolades & Activities

Past member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee and Small & Medium Enterprises Committee.

Past Co-chair of the OBA Securities Committee and past Chair of the CBA Business Law Section.

Three term board member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada and past chair of its Securities Committee.

Past Vice-Chair of the Responsible Investment Committee of the University of Toronto

Past Fellow of the Environmental Finance Advisory Committee of the University of Toronto.

Ranked by Law Day Leading Practitioners as one of the top 10 environmental finance lawyers in Canada.

Recipient of the 2014 Arbor Award for her contributions to the University of Toronto in the carbon finance area.

Recipient of the Women’s Law Association President’s Award, recognizing her substantial contribution and commitment to the promotion of women in law and as a leader in the legal profession.


University of Calgary Law School (JD)
University of Toronto (LLM)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM Tax)

Bar Admission

Ontario (1994)

BAX Securities Law

365 Bay Street, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5H 2V1
T: 416.601.1004