Howard advises clients on a broad range of M&A, corporate, and securities transactions, both nationally and internationally. He is experienced in all aspects of securities and business law, including initial public offerings, private placements, counsel to special committees of boards of directors, takeover bids, reverse takeover bids, plans of arrangement, and proxy battles. He represents clients before various securities regulatory authorities for disciplinary or other regulatory matters, as well as advising on continuous disclosure and corporate governance compliance. Howard's clientele ranges from start-up companies obtaining their first round of financing to larger, more established companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, or other international stock exchanges, and includes investment dealers and pension funds. His clients operate in a wide range of industries, including mining, manufacturing, software, information technology, financial services, transaction processing, energy, telecommunications, biotechnology, health products, consumer products, and entertainment. He is fluent in English and French, with a working knowledge of Hebrew.
On May 1, 2018, Scotiabank announced the completion of its $950 million acquisition of Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. to create the third-largest Canadian active asset manager with $166 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2017).
On June 11, 2015, Aéroport de Québec inc. completed a $265 million financing. The funds raised will be allocated to capital expenditures over the upcoming years, in particular to finance the international arrivals terminal at Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport.
WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms, completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the entities comprising the business of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, the professional services division of Balfour Beatty plc.