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Mark Spiro

Partner

mspiro@goodmans.ca vCard
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 in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice is transaction based, involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Mark also represents issuers and agents in connection with private placements for real estate entities and related joint venture transactions.

Mark has been involved in a number of contested shareholder matters, including proxy contests representing both dissident shareholders and boards of directors.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Mark’s representative work includes acting for:

Public and Private M&A

  • Invesque Inc. in connection with its reverse takeover of Kingsway Arms Retirement Residences Inc.
  • Welltower Inc. and Revera Inc. in connection with their acquisition of Regal Lifestyle Communities Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement
  • Invesque Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Mohawk Medical Properties, a private real estate investment trust
  • HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its going private transaction
  • TOTAL SA in its initially unsolicited takeover bid and subsequently board approved acquisition of UTS Energy
  • Postmedia Network Canada Corp. in connection with the sale of its media monitoring division to Meltwater News Canada Inc.
  • the special committee of Brookfield Office Properties in connection with its going private transaction

Corporate Finance

  • the issuer in numerous initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings and rights offerings, including Invesque Inc., Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust, Postmedia Network Canada Corp., HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Franco-Nevada Corporation, Student Transportation Inc. and Cott Corporation

Private Real Estate Funds

  • the issuer and the agent in connection with the structuring, formation of, and private placements by, various private real estate investment trusts and limited partnerships, including numerous offerings involving Plazacorp, Plaza Partners, Central Condominium Real Estate Investment Trust, Podium Developments and Block Developments

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

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)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association