Steven is a strategic‐minded and business‐savvy lawyer with a strong background in securities and corporate law and in regulatory compliance gained as general counsel and in private practice. Steven also brings ten years of experience serving as a chief compliance officer in the financial services industry.
Steven’s practise spans business and transactional matters, investment funds, and regulatory compliance. He has worked on M&A deals ranging from a national aggregation strategy to a deal exceeding $1 Billion in value, the creation and maintenance of public and private investment funds (including 81-102 funds), equity and debt financings, securities regulatory compliance, corporate governance and activities related to IPOs and stock exchange matters.
Steven has significant experience providing legal services and regulatory guidance to portfolio managers, investment fund managers and exempt market dealers, including developing compliance policies and audit-related work. Steven has also worked with clients on all legal aspects of flow‐through offerings and rollover transactions.
Steven has worked on significant matters involving high profile clients including TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies operating in the media, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, aviation and real estate sectors. He has also worked on a multitude of files with start-ups and other high-growth entities, including general business matters, raising capital and go-public strategies.
FORMER FIRMS & IN-HOUSE ROLES
Norrep Capital Management Ltd.
Dentons Canada LLP
Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.
Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson LLP (now MLT Aikins LLP)
Ivey Business School, Western University, MBA (2009)
University of Manitoba, LL.B. (1996), B.A. (1992)