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Eric Moncik

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Recent examples of Eric's transactional experience include acting for:

Equity and Debt Offerings

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with multiple public offerings of stapled units, senior unsecured debentures and convertible unsecured subordinated debentures

  • Aecon Group Inc. in connection with its public offering of C$184-million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures

  • Underwriters in connection with the initial public offerings of NexPoint Hospitality Trust of C$4.5-million of units, BSR Real Estate Investment Trust of US$135-million of units, Invesque Inc. (formerly Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.) of US$95-million of common shares, Inovalis REIT of C$113.7-million of units and American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP of C$100.1-million of units

  • Underwriters in connection with public offerings by Agellan Commercial REIT, American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP, Automotive Properties REIT, Choice Properties REIT, Exchange Income Corporation, First Capital Realty Inc., Invesque Inc. (formerly Mainstreet Health Investments Inc.), Restaurant Brands International Inc., Spectra7 Microsystems Inc., theScore, Inc., Tricon Capital Group Inc. and True North Commercial REIT

  • Blueprint Software Systems Inc. in connection with its Class C Preferred Share financing

Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on iCON Infrastructure Partners III's acquisition of Capstone for approximately C$480-million

  • Bell Aliant Inc. and Bell Aliant Preferred Equity Inc., and the special committee of the board of directors of each, on BCE Inc.'s C$4-billion privatization of Bell Aliant

  • H&R Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its friendly C$2.75-billion acquisition of Primaris Retail REIT by way of a court approved plan of arrangement and concurrent C$1.28-billion sale of a portfolio of Primaris retail properties to the Kingsett group of funds

  • Varicent Software Incorporated in connection with its sale to IBM Corporation

Awards & Recognition

Eric has been recognized as a leading lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (REITs)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Securities)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Capital Markets)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as one of the "Corporate Lawyers to Watch"

  • Lexpert magazine, November/December 2012 (One of the "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in Canada)

Professional Activities

Eric was a member of the Ontario Securities Commission's Securities Advisory Committee for a three-year term from 2016 to 2018.

Eric is a member of the board of directors of Lay-up Youth Basketball.

Eric served as co-chair of the Blakes Legal Personnel Committee from 2015 to 2019; the Blakes Toronto Articling Program from 2011 to 2015; and the Blakes Toronto Summer Student Program from 2007 to 2011.

Media Activities
  • Interviewed: FP Dealmakers: After a tough first half, Bay Street bets on low interest rates driving more deals
    Interviewed by Julius Melnitzer, Legal Post feature, National Post,Toronto, Ontario, July 10, 2019.
  • Interviewed: Financing amid fear: How Bay Street raised $360B despite volatility
    Interviewed by Geoff Zochodne, FP Dealmakers feature, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, January 29, 2019.
  • Interviewed: Dealmakers 2018: why Poloz – not just Trump – will be driving deal flow on Bay Street
    Interviewed by Yadullah Hussain, Legal Post feature, National Post, Toronto, Ontario, August 3, 2018.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2000
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1998
M.B.A., University of Toronto - 1998
B.A. (Economics), University of Western Ontario - 1994
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