Robert Wakulat and Nabil Dhirani completed their articles together at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. After collaborating on a number of projects in the green energy space, they co-founded Wakulat Dhirani LLP, a firm dedicated to working with social enterprises and entrepreneurs.
Robert Wakulat is a business lawyer whose practice focuses on working with social innovators and entrepreneurs. Robert specializes in providing practical business and governance solutions to a wide range of organizations operating in the social enterprise sector. Robert developed his appreciation for the unique challenges facing small businesses by packaging nails and selling fertilizer in his father’s High Park-area Home Hardware.
Robert’s engagement in the entrepreneural space extends to his role as a mentor in OCAD University’s Imagination Catalyst program. Robert is always happy to introduce inspiring people throughout his professional network.
After graduating from Queen’s University with an honours degree in Commerce Robert worked with a start-up company in Germany, acted as an English Instructor in Japan and volunteered as a human rights intern with Journalists for Human Rights in Ghana. He returned home and earned a JD from the University of Toronto in 2008, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009.
Before co-founding Wakulat Dhirani LLP, Robert operated his own practice and was a legal professional with Japan’s largest corporate law firm Nishimura & Asahi.
Nabil Dhirani is a business lawyer that focuses his practice on working with social innovators and entrepreneurs. Nabil enjoys working directly with clients to develop strategies for legal engagement that best meet their financial and operational objectives. Nabil specializes in drafting commercial contracts, corporate agreements and other transaction-based documents.
Nabil also works closely with a number of not-for-profit/charitable organizations. He assists them to develop governance policies and operational procedures that address the needs of various stakeholders in light of evolving legislative and regulatory regimes.
Having always been interested in business and entrepreneurship, Nabil graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005. He then pursued his legal education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Nabil earned his LL.B. in 2008 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009.