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Mark Spiro


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.5140
Fax:   416.979.1234

Mark Spiro is a partner at Goodmans. His practice focuses on all aspects of corporate and securities law with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mark has developed a reputation for expertise in securities law and for his ability to negotiate and complete complex transactions.

Mark maintains a strong corporate and securities law practice and has significant expertise in completing a wide range of multi-faceted transactions and advising boards on various issues. He has acted on behalf of both underwriters and issuers in connection with initial public offerings and subsequent offerings, including Mainstreet Health Investments, Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust, HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Altus Group Income Fund, Franco-Nevada Corporation, Student Transportation Inc., RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Trust, Cott Corporation, First Capital Realty Inc., Vincor International Inc., The Brick Group Income Fund and KCP Income Fund. He has also acted in connection with the formation of various private real estate investment trusts.

Mark has counselled participants in numerous public and private M&A transactions and has represented clients on both sides of friendly and hostile takeover bids. Public M&A transactions in which Mark has been involved include acting for Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. in connection with its reverse takeover of Kingsway Arms Retirement Residences Inc. and its US$109 million public offering, Welltower Inc. (formerly Health Care REIT Inc.) and Revera Inc. in connection with their $374 million acquisition of Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc., HealthLease Properties REIT in connection with its $950 million going private transaction completed by Health Care REIT, Inc., Luxor Capital in its initially unsolicited and subsequently board approved acquisition of Crocodile Gold, TOTAL S.A. (France) in its initially unsolicited and subsequently board approved acquisition of UTS Energy, Franco-Nevada Corporation in connection with its unsolicited take-over bid for International Royalty Corporation, Clearwater Seafoods Income Fund in connection with the going private transaction proposed by certain investors including Clearwater Fine Foods Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Miramar Mining Corporation, Four Seasons Hotels Inc. in connection with its negotiated going private transaction, Fortress Investment Group in its negotiated acquisition of Intrawest Corporation, Vincor International Inc. in connection with its defense of a hostile take-over bid by Constellation Brands and its subsequent negotiated going private transaction, Call-Net Enterprises Inc. in connection with its negotiated sale to Rogers and Press Holdings International (The Barclay Brothers) in its take-over bid for Hollinger Inc.

Mark has co-authored a number of articles in the area of corporate governance and is a former member of the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association Business Law Section.

Education Osgoode Hall Law School (M.B.A./LL.B., 1999)
Schulich School of Business (M.B.A./LL.B., 1999)