Corporate Finance & Securities

Our Corporate Finance & Securities Group provides practical and strategic advice to assist our clients to identify and access available sources of capital. We work with our clients to formulate and structure innovative solutions for all types of financing  transactions, at all stages of a company’s growth cycle from seed and angel investors to venture capital and private equity to private placements to public offerings.

We act for all types of investors and agents, including exempt market dealers, as well as entities in need of capital and as a result, have an intimate understanding of both sides of a corporate finance transaction. This enables us to provide our advice in an effective, timely and cost sensitive manner. In addition, our Group designs and implements exits from private equity investments, has expertise in the vast array of management compensation arrangements and has been engaged to assist in all aspects of capital pool company (CPC) transactions.

We advise clients on securities legislation and actively assist them with all corporate and securities compliance matters, including compliance with the rules and policies of stock exchanges and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

We assist our clients with corporate and securities compliance issues, such as continuous disclosure and insider trading requirements of issuers and individuals. We regularly coordinate and hold shareholder meetings and have expertise in proxy contests. Our lawyers have significant experience in corporate governance principles, including composition and the use of independent directors and committees of the board. We also act for issuers seeking stock exchange listings and for individuals and corporations on registration and registrant compliance matters. We act as counsel for many foreign clients in Canadian aspects of public transactions and clients in other Canadian jurisdictions, with respect to Ontario corporate and securities matters.

In conjunction with our Litigation Group, we also provide counsel to the spectrum of participants in the capital markets, from aggrieved investors, shareholders, agents and brokers, to reporting issuers, in connection with the issues that they face. In that regard, we provide representation and appear before all of the administrative and regulatory bodies, including the Ontario Securities Commission, IIROC and MFDA.

In addition to the lawyers who regularly practice in this area, our Group works collaboratively with lawyers in other practice areas so as to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions to all of their legal needs. For more information and assistance with your corporate finance and securities-related needs, please contact a member of our Corporate Finance & Securities Group.

Date Title Related Lawyers Type

November 2016

Open Border - Hidden Risks

Moderator, Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

Ari Tenenbaum

Presentation

January 2016

The “Offering Memorandum” Exemption Arrives in Ontario

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Michael J. Hanley

Newsletter

January 2016

Crowdfunding For Securities Offerings Comes to Ontario (Finally!)

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Michael J. Hanley

Newsletter

December 2015

The Unexpected Creditor: Why the Right to Redeem or Retract Shares Matters to Lenders

Torkin Manes LegalPoint

Barry A. Cohen, QC
Marc Weisman

Newsletter

February 2015

Raising Money In Ontario - New Developments in Prospectus

Michael J. Hanley

Article

November 2014

Crossing the Finish Line

M & A Trends for Private Companies and their Shareholders, Torkin Manes Annual Business Law Seminar

Matthew Tevlin

Presentation

April 2014

Update - What's Up With Crowdfunding and Other Initiatives

Torkin Manes Focus on Corporate Finance, April 2014 Republished in Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) magazine in May 2014

Michael J. Hanley

Newsletter

October 2013

Raising Money in Ontario - What's Up With Crowdfunding and Other Initiatives?

Torkin Manes Focus on Corporate Finance, October 2013 Republished in the Ontario Bar Association’s Business Law Section ‘Business Beat’ December 2013

Michael J. Hanley

Newsletter

September 2013

Vendor Due Diligence on Share Transactions

Essentials of the Privately Held Company, Law Society of Upper Canada

Glen Eddie

Presentation

February 2013

The Controlling Mind in Company Law: An Examination of Corporate Identity and the Corporate Veil

Business Beat Newsletter, Ontario Bar Association

Article

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Andrew J. Wilder

Practice Group Lead

Tel: 416 777 5402  Fax: 1 888 587 5762
Email: awilder@torkinmanes.com

Allan S. Bronstein

Tel: 416 777 5369  Fax: 1 888 463 8129
Email: abronstein@torkinmanes.com

Jeffrey I. Cohen

Tel: 416 777 5422  Fax: 1 888 812 2562
Email: jcohen@torkinmanes.com

Tal Cyngiser

Tel: 416 643 8807  Fax: 1 888 603 4587
Email: tcyngiser@torkinmanes.com

Michael J. Hanley

Tel: 416 777 5431  Fax: 1 888 497 8651
Email: mhanley@torkinmanes.com

Daniel Katzin

Tel: 416 360 4731  Fax: 1 888 683 6541
Email: dkatzin@torkinmanes.com

Kay Leung

Tel: 416 777 5428  Fax: 1 888 812 2561
Email: kleung@torkinmanes.com

Darryl T. Mann

Tel: 416 777 5407  Fax: 1 888 587 5767
Email: dmann@torkinmanes.com

Vlad Mihaescu

Tel: 416 777 5412  Fax: 1 888 497 8652
Email: vmihaescu@torkinmanes.com

Sammy Redlick

Tel: 416 777 5198  Fax: 1 877 689 3862
Email: sredlick@torkinmanes.com

Chaim Sapirman

Tel: 416 777 5196  Fax: 1 877 689 3861
Email: csapirman@torkinmanes.com

Ari Tenenbaum

Tel: 416 643 8817  Fax: 1 888 312 0065
Email: atenenbaum@torkinmanes.com

Matthew Tevlin

Tel: 416 777 5401  Fax: 1 888 497 8650
Email: mtevlin@torkinmanes.com

Marc Weisman

Tel: 416 777 5455  Fax: 1 888 812 2565
Email: mweisman@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lead(s)

Andrew J. Wilder 416 777 5402 awilder@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Lawyers

Allan S. Bronstein 416 777 5369 abronstein@torkinmanes.com
Jeffrey I. Cohen 416 777 5422 jcohen@torkinmanes.com
Tal Cyngiser 416 643 8807 tcyngiser@torkinmanes.com
Michael J. Hanley 416 777 5431 mhanley@torkinmanes.com
Daniel Katzin 416 360 4731 dkatzin@torkinmanes.com
Kay Leung 416 777 5428 kleung@torkinmanes.com
Darryl T. Mann 416 777 5407 dmann@torkinmanes.com
Vlad Mihaescu 416 777 5412 vmihaescu@torkinmanes.com
Sammy Redlick 416 777 5198 sredlick@torkinmanes.com
Chaim Sapirman 416 777 5196 csapirman@torkinmanes.com
Ari Tenenbaum 416 643 8817 atenenbaum@torkinmanes.com
Matthew Tevlin 416 777 5401 mtevlin@torkinmanes.com
Marc Weisman 416 777 5455 mweisman@torkinmanes.com

Practice Group Clerks

Atieh Razavi 416 863 1220 Ext. 371 arazavi@torkinmanes.com
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