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Stephen N. Pincus

Goodmans LLP

Stephen N. Pincus, Goodmans LLP

Partner, Executive Committee member and Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets practice. Extensive practice in capital markets, M&A, private equity and corporate governance. Ranked as one of the two top capital markets lawyers in Canada. Has acted as lead counsel on many significant transactions, and played a key role in the development of Canada’s real estate capital markets, the country’s seniors housing sector, and domestic and cross-border IPOs for a broad range of businesses. Advises boards and activist shareholders on corporate governance and proxy contests. Clients include public and private companies, investment banks, and private equity and investment funds. Was retained by Industry Canada to lead a major governance study. Recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert®, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Euromoney and Law Business Research. MBA and LLB (Gold Medallist). Founding Chairman of the Canada Africa Chamber of Business. Member of the Corporate and Securities Advisory Board for Practical Law and author of The Canadian REIT Handbook.

Year Called to the Bar:1989 (ON)
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 597-4104
Fax: (416) 979-1234
E-mail: spincus@goodmans.ca

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Mentioned in Lexpert Publications

  • Feb 14, 2019
    This was a year in which lawyers superbly exercised the art of negotiation…and opened a new frontier…and set out to build a bridge
  • Apr 27, 2018
    Special purpose acquisition corporations, or SPACs, have evolved in Canada, as legal advisors experiment with creative uses for the investment vehicle
  • Feb 05, 2018
    On an optimistic note, there were several more deals that drew praise and attention from the lawyers who weighed in on our top deals list. These too involved consolidation, and most notably, ...
  • May 26, 2017
    Special purpose acquisition corporations have caught on in recent years. Could this quirky investment vehicle have broader use in M&A?
  • May 26, 2017
    Even public companies in the US, accustomed to lower-cost alternatives, are starting to see the benefits of the “bought deal” mechanism for issuing equity.
  • Feb 02, 2017
    On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two ...
  • Apr 12, 2016
    Canada’s unique “bought deal” structures, like Milestone’s Apartment REIT’s recent upsized $165 million offering, have retained their attractiveness despite the vagaries of current economic and ...
  • Apr 01, 2015
    An appreciating US dollar and weakening Canadian economy is causing an uptick in interest in Canada for cross-border real estate investment trusts (REITs) that give US market exposure.