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Howard Levine

Howard Levine
Howard Levine Partner | Montréal
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Matters on which Howard has acted recently as lead or co-lead counsel include representing:

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in its acquisition of a division of another TSX-listed company

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mining sector in a bought-deal public offering of subscription receipts and a related acquisition of a milling facility in Mexico

  • The underwriters in multiple series of bond offerings made by a Canadian airport authority

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mining sector in the first business combination by way of plan of arrangement to occur under the Quebec Business Corporations Act

  • An NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisition of all of the assets of a TSX-listed income trust

  • A Canadian-based pension fund in a series of private placement investments in a TSX-listed professional services company

  • A TSX-listed company in its dissolution and the distribution of its assets to its shareholders

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in a number of bought deal private placements and public offerings

  • A TSX Venture Exchange-listed company in its reverse take-over transaction pursuant to which it migrated its listing to the Canadian Securities Exchange

  • A Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company in its acquisition of an agricultural equipment manufacturer

  • A TSX Venture Exchange company operating in the oil and gas sector in its business combination by way of plan of arrangement

  • An NYSE-listed forestry company in its multiple rounds of strategic investments in a technology joint venture

  • A TSXV-listed nutraceutical company in its business combination by way of plan of arrangement

  • A mining company with assets located in Greenland in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange

  • A NYSE-listed biotechnology company in its Canadian special warrant financing and accompanying filing of a Canadian prospectus and listing on the TSX and its subsequent rounds of public financings

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in its acquisition of a NASDAQ-listed company and concurrent debt and equity financings

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in its acquisition of a U.S.-based elevator manufacturer

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its investment in a technology company

  • A TSX-listed investment company in connection with its investment in a virtual-reality company

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in its acquisition of an Australian-based elevator distributor

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the mobility sector in its acquisition of a US-based elevator distributor

  • A Quebec-based pension fund in its financing of a TSX and ASX-listed company operating in the mining sector

  • A CSE-listed fintech company in a special warrant financing

  • A Quebec-based pension fund in its investment in a Canadian insurance brokerage

  • A Quebec-based pension fund in its investment in a North American commercial real estate firm

  • A privately-held Canadian company operating in the vacuum sector in its acquisition of a division of a Swedish-based Stockholm Stock Exchange and NASDAQ-listed company

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisition of a door service company

Awards & Recognition

Howard has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law and Securities Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business - 2019-2020 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Corporate and M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law and Securities Law)

  • Lexpert's Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, 2018/2019

Professional Activities

Howard is a past editor of the McGill Law Journal. He is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker: The Changing Legal Environment for Mining Projects in Quebec
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montreal, Quebec, February 7, 2018.
  • Moderator: Trends of Interest to Issuers
    25th and 26th Annual Seminar for Lawyers Specializing in Securities, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, October 27-28, 2016 and November 1-3, 2017.
Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1991
LL.B. (Common Law), McGill University - 1990
B.C.L., McGill University - 1990
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