Samir Patel, LL.B .
Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mr. Samir Patel is a securities lawyer with over seven
years of experience in securities and corporate law, particularly in relation
to M&A transactions, continuous disclosure requirements, corporate
governance and equity financings. Prior to joining First Mining, Mr. Patel was
Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wellgreen Platinum Ltd., a
Canadian PGM-Ni mining exploration company. Mr. Patel joined Wellgreen in
November 2012, and he oversaw Wellgreen’s graduation from the TSX Venture
Exchange to the TSX and worked on numerous equity financings at the
company. Prior to his time at Wellgreen, Mr. Patel spent four years at
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a leading national law firm, as an articling student
and an associate in the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets Group in
Vancouver. His practice involved advising clients in a variety of sectors
with respect to securities, corporate and commercial law matters.