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 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 VM Hotel Acquisition, Subversive REIT, Andlauer, 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 Subversive’s merger with Intercure, Canaccord Genuity Growth II’s acquisition of Taiga, Northview’s acquisition by Starlight and KingSett. 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.
Awards & Recognition
Chambers Canada REITs 2024
Chambers Canada Capital Markets: Debt and Equity 2024
Chambers Canada Corporate/Commercial Ontario 2024
The Legal 500 Canada Leading Individual, Capital Markets 2024
The Legal 500 Canada Recommended, Corporate and M&A 2024
Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities Law 2024
- Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D, 2016
- Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1987, Gold Medalist
- Schulich School of Business, M.B.A, 1987
- University of Witwatersrand, B.A., 1980, Honours
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REITS and Income SecuritiesStephen Pincus, Brenda Gosselin, and Bill Gorman have co-authored The Benefits of Canada - Cross Border and Foreign REITs in the third edition of The Legal Reviews Canada.To view the…
Private Equity and Venture CapitalBrenda Gosselin and Stephen Pincus co-authored the Canada Chapter of The Law Reviews' Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 8th Edition. The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review is a…
Private Equity and Venture CapitalBrenda Gosselin and Stephen Pincus co-authored the Canada Chapter of The Law Reviews' Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 7th Edition. The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review is a…
Capital MarketsOn April 14, 2022, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published amendments to the Companion Policy to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements that harmonize the…
Capital MarketsCNSX Markets Inc. (CSE) published amendments to its policies to create a new tier of non-venture issuers with listing requirements similar to those of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and NEO Exchange…
Private Equity and Venture CapitalBrenda Gosselin and Stephen Pincus co-authored the Canada Chapter of The Law Reviews' Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 6th Edition. The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review is a…
News & Events
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to share Goodmans lawyers have been recognized across Who's Who Legal's National Guide: Canada 2023. WWL National Guides identify national or regional leaders in a sector, industry…
Banking and Financial ServicesWe are pleased to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top tier recognition from The Legal 500 Canada in their 2024 Guide released today. Recognition from The Legal 500 is based on…
Mergers and AcquisitionsWe are delighted to announce Goodmans LLP has once again received top-tier recognition from Chambers and Partners in the Chambers Canada 2024 Guide released today. Recognition from…