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Stephen Pincus


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

Tel:   416.597.4104
Fax:   416.979.1234

Stephen Pincus is a partner at Goodmans, a member of its Executive Committee and head of its Capital Markets Practice.

Widely recognised as one of Canada’s leading lawyers, Stephen has played a pioneering role in the development of Canada’s capital markets.  According to Lexpert, he is dubbed by Bay Street as Canada’s King of REITs.

Stephen is well known for his leadership of many complex and innovative domestic and cross-border transactions:

  • Examples of Stephen’s M&A transactions include: Canada’s first SPAC qualifying acquisition; its largest investment bank merger in more than a decade; its first mutually initiated merger of REITs; the privatization and recapitalization of a major Canadian defence equipment manufacturer; the formation of its largest healthcare REIT; the takeover of its largest wine company; the consolidation and sale of its largest seniors company; the buyout of its largest funeral homes company; the merger of two of the world’s leading hotel operators; and the global roll-up of eleven media content companies.
  • Examples of Stephen’s IPOs include: Canada’s largest income securities IPO; its largest SPAC IPO; its first cross-border income fund; one of its largest equity offerings ever; its first healthcare REIT; its first cross-border REIT; its first offering of income participating securities; its first high dividend common share IPO of a U.S. business; its first specialty SPAC; and the first non-US IPO in the world of a US REIT. 

Stephen also advises boards of directors and activist shareholders on corporate governance and proxy fights. He was retained by Industry Canada to lead a major governance study.

Stephen is a director of Kew Media Group Inc.; founding Chairman and a director of the Canada Africa Chamber of Business; Co-Chair of SenbridGe; a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel; a member of the Canadian General Counsel Awards Advisory Board; and a member of the Corporate and Securities Advisory Board of Practical Law – Canada.

He has an MBA/LLB (Gold Medalist), an ICD.D, and lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business.

Education Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D, 2016)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. (Gold Medalist), 1987)
Schulich School of Business (M.B.A., 1987)
University of Witwatersrand (B.A. (Honours, English and Philosophy), 1980)