199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1988 (ON)
Jonathan is widely regarded as one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers. He has, for more than 30 years, provided representation and advice on a broad range of environmental and natural resources law issues. Jonathan represents clients on the purchase, sale, and remediation of contaminated land, mining regulation, and permitting; management of natural resources; the transportation, handling, and disposal of hazardous substances; environmental permitting; air, water, and waste regulation; lender liability; and other environmental matters. He has represented corporations in significant environmental prosecutions; acted for proponents in major mining, renewable energy, and infrastructure projects; and provided environmental law advice on significant transactions. Jonathan is currently Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law (the first non-American to serve on the Executive Committee), and is a former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Section.
On December 29, 2017, Mr. Don E. Wall (Don Wall), PHI Inc. (PHI) and HNZ Group Inc. (HNZ), a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, completed a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which, among other things, Don Wall, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ for $18.70 in cash per share, and PHI subsequently acquired HNZ’s offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The total consideration paid to former holders of HNZ shares was approximately $233 million
Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, a global leader in electric motors and motion subsystems, announced on October 27, 2015, that it had completed the acquisition of Stackpole International, a leading supplier of engine and transmission pumps and powder metal components, primarily for automotive applications.
Ashland Inc. successfully completed the divestment of its global Ashland Water Technologies (AWT) business unit to a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a transaction valued at approximately US$1.8 billion. Net proceeds from the sale totaled approximately US$1.4 billion, which will be used to return capital to shareholders in the form of share repurchases.