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About Evan

Evan practises all aspects of domestic and international tax law issues, including M&A, investment products, financing, corporate reorganizations, private equity, venture capital and capital markets. His clients include issuers and underwriters in connection with various equity and debt offerings, and fund sponsors and asset managers regarding private equity, energy, real estate and other investments. Evan regularly advises REITs and other real estate investment vehicles.

Evan works with major Canadian and international clients in various industries and has experience assisting clients with tax disputes.

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Recent representative matters include advising:

M&A and Investments

  • Sycamore Partners in connection with its acquisition of the Canadian business of Lowe's Companies

  • WPT Industrial REIT in connection with its US$3.1-billion acquisition by Blackstone REIT

  • L Catterton Management Company LLC in its significant strategic investment in Dental Corporation of Canada Holdings, Inc.

  • L Catterton on its minority equity investment in FYidoctors

  • L Catterton and FYihealth on the business combination of FYi’s medical aesthetics business with Functionalab

  • Vistra Energy as Canadian counsel on its US$378-million acquisition of all of the assets of Crius Energy Trust Advising CID Capital

  • CID Capital on its acquisition of Giftcraft, a provider of fashion, decor, giftware, health, wellness and gourmet consumer products

  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. on its acquisition of Atoka Cranberries Inc. from The Bieler Group

  • Lavazza S.p.A. on its 80% acquisition of Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd. from Swander Pace Capital

  • Cronos Group Inc. on its US$300-million acquisition of Redwood Holding Group, LLC

  • BlueCat Networks, Inc. on its sale to Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

  • JCF Capital ULC in connection with its acquisition of the former Trump Tower, Toronto, a mixed hotel/residential condominium

Capital Markets

  • dentalcorp in connection with its C$950-million IPO and concurrent private placement

  • Flagship Communities Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its IPO and subsequent offerings

  • The dealers in connection with the establishment of Ontario Power Generation Inc.'s C$2-billion medium term note program

  • WPT Industrial REIT in connection with its bought deal treasury and secondary offerings and private placement of REIT units 

  • Think Research Corporation in connection with its qualifying transaction by way of plan of arrangement between AIM4 Ventures Inc. and TRC Management Holdings Corp.

  • A syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities, JPMorgan and Citi in connection with Air Canada's public offering of C$500-million of voting shares and US$650-million of convertible senior notes

Awards & Recognition

Evan is recognized in the following publication:

  •  Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Tax Law)

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2013
BSc, Dalhousie University – 2010

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