For over three decades Sandra Appel has assisted domestic and international clients in pursuing their commercial opportunities and meeting their business objectives in establishing operations and undertaking transactions in Canada. She has advised on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder relations, secured financings and distribution and franchising arrangements in a wide variety of industries including retail, restaurant, electronics, hospitality, automotive, building materials, photographic supplies and machine tools and tooling.

Her practice includes representing borrowers and lenders in a wide range of financing transactions, advising foreign companies on the acquisition or establishment of Canadian businesses, providing strategic advice in structuring transactions and directing dealings with federal and provincial authorities. Sandra also works with representatives of her foreign clients, including in-house counsel, outside counsel and banking and financial advisors, on doing business in Canada. 

Sandra managed the Toronto office for four years and in this capacity participated on a number of firm committees which assisted in the growth of this office.