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Maggie Carmichael

Maggie Carmichael
Maggie Carmichael (she, her, hers) Associate | Toronto
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Recent representative matters in which Maggie has been involved include:

  • Sycamore Partners on its acquisition of Lowe's Companies, Inc.’s Canadian retail business including Lowe’s Canada and Rona stores

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc.

  • dentalcorp Holdings Ltd. in connection with its C$700-million initial public offering and C$250-million concurrent private placement of subordinate voting shares for total proceeds of approximately C$950-million

  • Knix Wear Inc. on the US$313-million sale of 80% interest in Knix to Essity

  • Coty Inc. on Canadian aspects of its strategic transaction with KKR for Coty's Professional and Retail Hair business valued at US$4.3-billion

  • Equinix, Inc. on its C$1.04-billion acquisition of 25 data-centre facilities across Canada from BCE Inc.

  • FirstGroup plc in the US$4.6-billion sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure

  • Advised various pension clients on plan amendments, restatements, asset transfers, and plan wind-ups, as well as other plan administration matters

  • Advised on the merger of several single employer pension plans into a jointly sponsored pension plan

Awards & Recognition
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Rising Star: Pensions)

Professional Activities

Maggie is a member of the board of directors of Trafalgar Castle School and serves on the Governance Committee.  She is also a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.  Maggie is actively involved in Pride@Blakes.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker: What’s New in Pensions and Benefits?
    Canadian Bar Association Pensions and Benefits Law Online Symposium, June 14, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: WFH 101
    HR Legal Considerations for Remote Work Webinar, June 13, 2023.
  • Speaker: Regulatory Round-Up and Case Law Update
    Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law Seminar, May 16, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: Administrative Guidelines for Life Events
    Canadian Pension Certificate Program, Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute in partnership with the Human Resources Professionals Association, October 31, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Pension and Employee Benefits Updates for 2022
    Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute Webinar, October 18, 2022.
  • Panellist: LGBTQ+ Representation and Advancement in the Legal Profession
    PRIMSE Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 18, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Electronic Communications and Beneficiary Designations
    Key Topics and Developments in the Pensions & Benefits Sector, Webinar, June 9, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Regulatory Round-Up and Case Law Update: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
    Key Topics and Developments in the Pensions & Benefits Sector, Webinar, November 18, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Regulatory Round-Up and Case Law Update with a Focus on the Fraser Decision
    Recent Developments in Pensions, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law, Webinar, June 17, 2021.
  • Co-speaker: Case Law and Regulatory Roundup
    Recent Developments in Pensions, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law, Webinar, November 18, 2020.
Certificate in Pension Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University – 2020
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2019
JD, Queen's University – 2018
BA (Hon.), Wilfrid Laurier University – 2015
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