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Howard Levine

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

  • A Quebec-based registered securities dealer in connection with the reorganization of its ownership structure

  • A NYSE-listed steel manufacturing company in connection with the creation of its Quebec-based joint venture for the production of cathode active materials used in the manufacture of electric vehicle batteries

  • A TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector in connection with its non-brokered private placement financing

  • A US-based underwriter in connection with the initial public offering in the US and NYSE listing of a Quebec-based TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector

  • A TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector in connection with its best effort private placement financing

  • A TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector in connection with its bought deal private placement financing

  • A TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector in connection with its acquisition of a mining property located in Brazil and related bought deal private placement financing

  • An Israeli-based Tel Aviv Stock Exchange-listed company operating in the satellite sector in connection with its investment in, and concurrent operation agreement with, a Canadian Securities Exchange-listed company

  • An Iceland-based Euronext-listed issuer operating in the food processing sector in connection with multiple rounds of early stage investments in a Quebec-based software solutions provider

  • 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:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2019–2023 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2020–2023: Corporate Law; 2019–2023: Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law and Securities Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2022 (Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2021–2022 (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Mining)

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

  • 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.

Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 1991
LLB (Common Law), McGill University – 1990
BCL, McGill University – 1990
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