Paul Stein is a partner who acts as lead counsel for a number of public clients that have been involved in mergers, acquisitions, take-over bids (both hostile and friendly), proxy fights, going-private transactions, spin-off transactions, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. He frequently acts as counsel for special committees of boards of directors. Paul’s practice also includes assisting mining clients in the negotiation of joint ventures, farm-in agreements and the financing of exploration and development projects, both domestically and internationally. He is also recognized as a leading lawyer in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining); The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Mining, Corporate Finance & Securities); Chambers Global (corporate/M&A, energy & natural resources: mining); The Best Lawyers in Canada (mining and natural resources); and Who’s Who Legal (mining; capital markets). Paul is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983.