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Andrew Spiro

Andrew Spiro
Andrew Spiro Partner | Toronto
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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • H&R REIT on its spin-off of its Primaris properties, including all of H&R's enclosed malls, to a new stand-alone, publicly traded REIT

  • Pet Valu, a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in connection with its initial public offering

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

  • Starlight Investments in connection with the proposed going private transaction with Northview Properties REIT by way of unitholder- and court-approved arrangement valued at C$4.8-billion announced in February 2020

  • UnitedHealth Group on its subsidiary OptumRx's US$12.8-billion combination with Catamaran Corporation

  • Hudson's Bay Company in connection with its C$2-billion privatization transaction with a shareholder group led by the Company's Executive Chairman

  • Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund in connection with its US$1.4-billion acquisition by Tricon Capital Group

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

  • Transglobe Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$2-billion acquisition by PD Kanco LP and Starlight Investments Ltd., with support from PSP Investment Board, CAPREIT and Timbercreek Asset Management

  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on its acquisition of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. for approximately C$4.9-billion

Awards & Recognition

Andrew is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tax Law)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tax Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (Tax Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Corporate Tax)

  • The Legal 500 Canada (Tax)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2005
LLB, University of British Columbia – 2004
Canadian Securities Course – 2000
BComm (Hon.), Queen's University – 1999

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