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Stephen Pincus

Partner

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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 member of Goodmans’ Executive Committee and head of its Capital Markets Practice.

Widely recognised as one of Canada’s leading lawyers, and most recently honoured as the first recipient ever of Canada’s “Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year” award by IFLR1000 Canada, Stephen has played a key role in developing Canada’s capital markets, including:

IPOs:  Stephen has led the legal team on many significant IPOs - examples include Andlauer, Subversive REIT, Bespoke Capital, Mercer Brand, Minto, Kew Media, Canaccord Genuity Acquisition, BSR, Acasta, Milestone, WPT Industrial, Agellan, Northwest Healthcare, HealthLease, Leisureworld, Tricon Capital, Northstar, Crombie, Keystone, Futuremed, Student Transportation, Atlantic Power, Great Lakes Carbon, The Brick Group, Countryside Power, Yellow Pages, Medical Facilities Corp, Holloway, RRR, Central Park Lodges and Cineplex.

Who’s Who Legal - Capital Markets has cited the comment: “It’s difficult to think of anyone better than him for IPOs in Canada.”

M&A:  Stephen has led the legal team on many significant public and private M&A transactions - examples include Tricon’s acquisition of Starlight US, Milestone’s buyout by Starwood, Welltower & Revera’s buyout of Regal, Milestone’s acquisition from Landmark, Northwest Healthcare’s merger with Northwest International, Canadian Pacific’s JV with Dream Unlimited, HealthLease’s buyout by HCN, Revera’s JV with HCN, Canaccord’s acquisition of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint, Revera’s acquisition of Sunrise, Canaccord’s merger with Genuity, Versa Capital’s buyout of Allen-Vanguard, Scanfield & Fairfax’s taking private of Arbor, Futuremed’s buyout by Cardinal, Senior Care’s sale to Ventas, CI Financial’s acquisition of Rockwater, Revera’s buyout by PSP, and CPL’s merger with RRR.

Cross-border: Stephen has led many Canadian “firsts,” including its first cross-border income fund, first cross-border REIT, first offering of income participating securities, first cross-border high dividend common share IPO, first non-US IPO in the world of a US REIT, and first cross-border SPAC.

REITs: According to Lexpert, Bay Street dubs Stephen “Canada’s King of REITs.”

SPACs: A pioneer of several highly innovative SPAC structures, Stephen has been lead counsel on the majority of Canada’s SPAC transactions to date.

Governance: Stephen 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 founding Chair of The Canada Africa Chamber of Business; 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.

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. (Hons), 1980)