40 King St W, Suite 5800, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987
Jay Hoffman is the Chair of Miller Thomson’s Business Law practice group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Jay’s practice focuses on M&A and capital markets transactions, as well as providing advice on corporate governance matters. He has over 25 years of experience advising on a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. Jay frequently acts for both domestic and international public and private corporations, independent board committees, financial advisors, and private equity funds in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, proxy contests and restructurings. He also acts for issuers and underwriters in securities offerings in the domestic and international capital markets. He advises on corporate and securities law issues associated with the development of structured financial products, and in 2007 and 2008 he represented a committee of noteholders in connection with the restructuring of the $32 billion Canadian market for structured asset-backed commercial paper. Early in his career, Jay was seconded to the Corporate Finance Division of the Ontario Securities Commission, where he participated in the regulation of the capital markets and the development of Commission policies, including policies related to the regulation of derivative securities.
On January 10, 2019, a consortium consisting of Air Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and Visa Canada Corp. (“Visa”) announced the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan Loyalty Business, from Aimia Inc.