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Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Partner. Focuses on municipal and environmental law and matters of social licence. Kate leads Goodmans’ Environmental Law Group. Expertise includes advising on corporate transactions in mining, natural resources, and manufacturing, permitting, and defence of prosecutions. Municipal expertise includes official plan, zoning, subdivision, and site plan approvals. Appears regularly before municipal councils, committees, and LPAT. Extensive experience in brownfield redevelopment including the Distillery District, Waterfront Toronto lands, and the former Lakeview Power Generation Site. Experienced counsel in matters related to endangered species, water resources, and other ecological functions. Named the 2018 Toronto “Municipal Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada and is also recommended for municipal, real estate, and environmental law. Recognized as a leading property development lawyer by Lexpert® and by the Lexpert® Special Editions: Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers, Energy Lawyers,and Lawyers in Global Mining. Past chair of the Municipal Law Section of the OBA.
On September 28, 2018, Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“CCCBL”), a joint venture established between prominent businessman and philanthropist, Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, completed its previously announced acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company (“CCRC”) from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO).
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 of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...
Roots Canada Ltd. (Roots) completed the sale of a majority stake in Roots to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. (Searchlight), with the co-founders Michael Budman and Don Green retaining a significant equity ownership. This investment will support the brand’s next phase of growth. The terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
On May 20, 2015, Vicwest Inc. (Vicwest), Kingspan Group Limited (Kingspan) and AG Growth International Inc. (AG Growth) completed a plan of arrangement whereby Kingspan (through its subsidiary) acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vicwest and AG Growth (through subsidiary) acquired substantially all of the assets of Vicwest’s Westeel division. Pursuant to the terms of the plan of arrangement, each holder of common shares received $12.70 for each common share held. The transaction was valued approximately $360 million.