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Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Maureen Berry’s practice is focused on wills, estate planning, domestic and international trusts, private corporation taxation, and executive compensation. Maureen also advises charities and non-profit organizations. Working with Canadian and international families, firms, corporations and charitable organizations, she provides advice on all aspects of private client matters, including inter vivos trust and will planning, post-mortem planning, donation planning, as well as succession planning. As an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, she has taught Advanced Estate Planning for more than two decades. Maureen has previously taught both corporate tax and international tax at the University of Toronto and Western University, as well as Private Company Taxation at the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers intensive course.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) (Enbridge) completed its stock-for-stock transaction with Spectra Energy Corp (NYSE:SE) (Spectra Energy), creating North America’s largest energy infrastructure company with an enterprise value of approximately $165 billion. The transaction valued Spectra Energy’s common stock at approximately $37 billion and is the largest foreign acquisition ever completed by a Canadian company.
On October 30, 2015, Brookfield Infrastructure Finance ULC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., completed a public offering of an aggregate principal amount of $500 million of medium term notes, including $375 million principal amount of Series 3 notes, due October 30, 2020, which will bear interest at a rate of 3.538 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually and $125 million principal amount of Series 4 notes, due October 30, 2018, which will bear interest at a rate of 3.034 per cent per annum, payable semi-annually.
On October 28, 2015, Match.com Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of The Match Group, completed its previously-announced acquisition of Canadian online dating service Plentyoffish Media Inc. (POF) for US$575 million in cash. The Match Group, which already owns Match.com, OkCupid and Tinder and has filed its IPO on the NASDAQ, now adds POF, the largest free online dating site in the world, to its portfolio. Match is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US media and internet giant IAC/InterActiveCorp.
On March 11, 2015, Brookfield Infrastructure Finance ULC, a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., completed a public offering of an aggregate principal amount of $450 million of medium term notes, Series 2, due March 11, 2022 and which will bear interest at a rate of 3.452 per cent per annum.
On January 15, 2015, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield) completed its previously announced public offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000 per cent senior unsecured notes with a January 2025 maturity.
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield) completed its previously announced public offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 4 per cent senior unsecured notes with a January 2025 maturity.
On March 13, 2015, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (Brookfield Asset Management) and Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (Brookfield Residential) closed the going private transaction of Brookfield Residential, pursuant to which 1927726 Ontario Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Brookfield Residential that Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates did not already own by way of a plan of arrangement.
On January 6, 2009, Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund completed a public offering of 4,690,000 trust units of the fund at $16 per trust unit for gross proceeds of approximately $75 million on a bought deal basis.
On October 3, 2006 Georgia Gulf Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Group Technologies Limited of Toronto in an all cash and assumed debt transaction, which values Royal Group at approximately $1.7 billion. The closing of the acquisition brings to an end a 16-month public sale process for Royal Group that began in May 2005 ...