333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1986 (ON)
Partner. Focuses on private equity, M&A and securities law, and sports governance. Acts for both public and private companies in a range of transactions, including financings, fund formation, initial public offerings, regulatory matters, and divestitures. Acts for private equity firms including Clairvest in their fund formation and investing activities. Also represents the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its commitments to and secondary purchases of private equity funds worldwide. Represented Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in a variety of matters including the creation of the TFC Major League Soccer team and Raptors 905 in the NBA Development League. Acted on the expansion of Major League Rugby into Canada with the formation of the Toronto Arrows. Recognized as a leading lawyer in his areas of practice in various Lexpert publications, Chambers Canada, Euromoney's Banking, Finance and Transaction Expert Guide, and Best Lawyers in Canada. Past Chair of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and a director of the iCenter for Israel Education. Producer of a documentary film about Theodor Herzl called My Herzl. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1986.
On May 9, 2007, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (H&R REIT) completed a bought deal financing pursuant to which it issued approximately 8.86 million trust units, including 0.86 million trust units issued pursuant to an over-allotment option, for total gross proceeds of approximately $224.2 million.
On March 16, 2005, H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (H&R REIT) completed a bought-deal financing pursuant to which it issued 5.25 million trust units for total gross proceeds of approximately $100.3 million.