Steve's securities and mining law practice focuses on assisting start-up companies and businesses, including junior mining companies, with seed/venture capital funding, as well as representing both public and private companies in completing institutional debt and equity financings, flow-through share financings, corporate reorganizations and strategic mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, reverse take-overs and public stock exchange listings. Steve has served as a director and officer of a number of publicly listed companies and regularly advises clients on corporate governance issues and on continuous disclosure obligations and related regulatory matters.
In his commercial real estate and development practice, Steve has acted for purchasers, vendors and lenders in a variety of complex commercial and industrial real estate purchase, sale, financing, co-ownership, joint venture, design-build, build-to-suit and lease-back transactions, including the sale of a number of golf courses and purchases and sales of gold and nickel mines.
Steve's corporate and business law practice includes advising entrepreneurs in all aspects of establishing a business, whether in the form of a sole proprietorship, corporation, joint venture or general or limited partnership, including the preparation of shareholder, joint venture, limited partnership, co-ownership and similar agreements. In addition to acting on behalf of purchasers and vendors in all aspects of asset and share purchase transactions, Steve has also acted on behalf of both lenders and borrowers in connection with all aspects of debt financing transactions, including cross-border international syndicated loans.