Justin D. Vineberg

Partner

Justin D. Vineberg

Justin D. Vineberg

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 1998

Justin brings a creative, solution-oriented approach to his client’s transactions.

Justin’s clients – primarily venture capitalists, private equity funds, ambitious entrepreneurs and large Canadian, American and international enterprises – are from diverse sectors. They turn to him for his insightful advice and extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, shareholders agreements and joint ventures in Canada and abroad.

He regularly advises foreign companies looking to do business in Canada as well as Canadian companies on issues such as product development, strategic alliances, distributions, franchising, collaborations and licensing. Justin has significant experience in advising Canadian and international retailers.

Justin is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and for over 10 years ending in 2017 was the Chair of the Montréal Student Committee.

Justin D. Vineberg

Partner

Justin brings a creative, solution-oriented approach to his client’s transactions.

Justin’s clients – primarily venture capitalists, private equity funds, ambitious entrepreneurs and large Canadian, American and international enterprises – are from diverse sectors. They turn to him for his insightful advice and extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, shareholders agreements and joint ventures in Canada and abroad.

He regularly advises foreign companies looking to do business in Canada as well as Canadian companies on issues such as product development, strategic alliances, distributions, franchising, collaborations and licensing. Justin has significant experience in advising Canadian and international retailers.

Justin is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and for over 10 years ending in 2017 was the Chair of the Montréal Student Committee.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., being the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management at the time of the transaction, to Scotiabank.

Locemia Solutions ULC

Acted for Locemia Solutions ULC in connection with the acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company of substantially all of Locemia's assets associated with the research and commercialization of the first needle-free rescue treatment of severe hypoglycemia.

JAM Industries Ltd.

Acted for the shareholders of JAM Industries Ltd. in the sale of its majority interest to DCC Technology Holdings Canada Inc., a subsidiary of DCC plc.

Media Experts M.H.S. Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of Media Experts M.H.S. Inc. in connection with a sale of a majority interest to Interpublic Group of Companies Canada, Inc.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

A.M.G. Medical Inc.

Acted for A.M.G . Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of home healthcare and medical professional products, in connection with the sale of its DME brand portfolio of mobility and bathroom safety products to a subsidiary of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.

Power Energy Corporation

Acted for Power Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, in its investment in the Lion Electric Company.

Recochem Group Inc.

Acted for the majority shareholders of Recochem Inc., a leading producer, formulator and marketer of specialty consumer and industrial chemical products in connection with the sale of their interest to Swander Pace Capital, a US based private equity firm.

Time Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Time Inc. in its acquisition of QSP, Inc., in the United States, and Quality Service Products Inc., in Canada, from The Readers Digest Association Inc. in a transaction valued at US$110 million.

Thinking Capital Financial Corporation

Acted for the shareholders of Thinking Capital Financial Corporation, a leading financial technology company that provides financing to small and medium-size enterprises across Canada, in connection with the sale of an interest to Torquest Partners.

Joseph Ribkoff Inc.

Acted for a principal shareholder in the sale of Joseph Ribkoff Inc. to a group of investors led by Novacap Industries and Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.).

Time Warner Inc.

Acted as counsel for Time Warner Inc. in connection with an equity financing of You i Labs Inc.

G.I. Sportz Inc.

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Tippmann Sports, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of markers and goggles for the paintball, airsoft and laser tag industries.

Mill Road Capital, L.P.

Acted for U.S.-based private equity firm Mill Road Capital, L.P. in its successful "white knight" bid for Cossette Inc. for approximately $134 million.

Corob North America, Inc.

Acted for Corob North America, Inc. in its acquisition of all the shares of Novaflow Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated dispensing and batching systems.

Grafton-Fraser Inc.

Acted for Grafton-Fraser Inc., the owner and operator of Tip Top Tailors, in its acquisition, through a wholly owned subsidiary, of the Canadian retail assets of Jones Apparel (Canada) Ltd., a women's apparel retailer of the Jones New York brand.

Gordon Brothers Merchant Partners LLC

Acted for Gordon Brothers Merchant Partners LLC, a private equity fund, in its acquisition of a significant interest in Les Produits Aromatiques Clair de Lune Inc.

Cimpl Inc.

Acted on behalf of Cimpl Inc., a leading cloud-based telecom expense management platform, in its sale to Upland Software, Inc., a publicly traded company based in Austin, Texas, for a total purchase price of $34.2 million.

Power Energy Corporation

Acted for Power Energy Corporation in its acquisition of Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading U.S. solar developer and asset manager, from management and Virgo Investment Group.

Power Energy Eagle Creek, LLP

Acted for a joint venture of Power Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, and Claridge Inc. in the sale of their majority interest in Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, an operator of 63 hydropower facilities in the United States, representing 216 MW of capacity.

Brivia Group

Acting for Brivia Group in the development and financing of NEST Condos, an 11-storey building in downtown Montréal offering 97 residential condominiums and commercial spaces.

Time Warner Inc.

Acted for Time Warner Inc. in an equity financing of Vemba Corporation.

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Québec

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Technology Law

Lexology Client Choice Awards 2015—Winner (Franchising)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Life Sciences; Who’s Who Legal: Life Science—Transactional

Federation CJA, Gertrude & Henry Plotnick Young Leadership award—Winner

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1998

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB (Gold Medallist), 1997
McGill University, BComm, 1993

Professional Affiliations

International Bar Association

Board Memberships

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Canada), National Board Member
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, trustee

Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, former vice-chair
American Bar Association, Private Equity Committee, former chair
Federation CJA, former Board member, secretary and Governance Committee chair
Federation CJA, Lead Gifts and Major Gifts Committees
Jewish Chamber of Commerce, former chair
Juvenile Diabètes Research Foundation, Lead Gifts Committee, DIA-BEAT-IT Gala Committee
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, Governance Committee

Teaching Engagements

Justin has lectured on venture capital at McGill University Faculty of Law.

Justin brings a creative, solution-oriented approach to his client’s transactions.

Justin’s clients – primarily venture capitalists, private equity funds, ambitious entrepreneurs and large Canadian, American and international enterprises – are from diverse sectors. They turn to him for his insightful advice and extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private placements, shareholders agreements and joint ventures in Canada and abroad.

He regularly advises foreign companies looking to do business in Canada as well as Canadian companies on issues such as product development, strategic alliances, distributions, franchising, collaborations and licensing. Justin has significant experience in advising Canadian and international retailers.

Justin is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and for over 10 years ending in 2017 was the Chair of the Montréal Student Committee.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., being the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management at the time of the transaction, to Scotiabank.

Locemia Solutions ULC

Acted for Locemia Solutions ULC in connection with the acquisition by Eli Lilly and Company of substantially all of Locemia's assets associated with the research and commercialization of the first needle-free rescue treatment of severe hypoglycemia.

JAM Industries Ltd.

Acted for the shareholders of JAM Industries Ltd. in the sale of its majority interest to DCC Technology Holdings Canada Inc., a subsidiary of DCC plc.

Media Experts M.H.S. Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of Media Experts M.H.S. Inc. in connection with a sale of a majority interest to Interpublic Group of Companies Canada, Inc.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

A.M.G. Medical Inc.

Acted for A.M.G . Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of home healthcare and medical professional products, in connection with the sale of its DME brand portfolio of mobility and bathroom safety products to a subsidiary of Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.

Power Energy Corporation

Acted for Power Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, in its investment in the Lion Electric Company.

Recochem Group Inc.

Acted for the majority shareholders of Recochem Inc., a leading producer, formulator and marketer of specialty consumer and industrial chemical products in connection with the sale of their interest to Swander Pace Capital, a US based private equity firm.

Time Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel for Time Inc. in its acquisition of QSP, Inc., in the United States, and Quality Service Products Inc., in Canada, from The Readers Digest Association Inc. in a transaction valued at US$110 million.

Thinking Capital Financial Corporation

Acted for the shareholders of Thinking Capital Financial Corporation, a leading financial technology company that provides financing to small and medium-size enterprises across Canada, in connection with the sale of an interest to Torquest Partners.

Joseph Ribkoff Inc.

Acted for a principal shareholder in the sale of Joseph Ribkoff Inc. to a group of investors led by Novacap Industries and Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.).

Time Warner Inc.

Acted as counsel for Time Warner Inc. in connection with an equity financing of You i Labs Inc.

G.I. Sportz Inc.

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Tippmann Sports, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of markers and goggles for the paintball, airsoft and laser tag industries.

Mill Road Capital, L.P.

Acted for U.S.-based private equity firm Mill Road Capital, L.P. in its successful "white knight" bid for Cossette Inc. for approximately $134 million.

Corob North America, Inc.

Acted for Corob North America, Inc. in its acquisition of all the shares of Novaflow Systems Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of automated dispensing and batching systems.

Grafton-Fraser Inc.

Acted for Grafton-Fraser Inc., the owner and operator of Tip Top Tailors, in its acquisition, through a wholly owned subsidiary, of the Canadian retail assets of Jones Apparel (Canada) Ltd., a women's apparel retailer of the Jones New York brand.

Gordon Brothers Merchant Partners LLC

Acted for Gordon Brothers Merchant Partners LLC, a private equity fund, in its acquisition of a significant interest in Les Produits Aromatiques Clair de Lune Inc.

Cimpl Inc.

Acted on behalf of Cimpl Inc., a leading cloud-based telecom expense management platform, in its sale to Upland Software, Inc., a publicly traded company based in Austin, Texas, for a total purchase price of $34.2 million.

Power Energy Corporation

Acted for Power Energy Corporation in its acquisition of Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading U.S. solar developer and asset manager, from management and Virgo Investment Group.

Power Energy Eagle Creek, LLP

Acted for a joint venture of Power Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, and Claridge Inc. in the sale of their majority interest in Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, an operator of 63 hydropower facilities in the United States, representing 216 MW of capacity.

Brivia Group

Acting for Brivia Group in the development and financing of NEST Condos, an 11-storey building in downtown Montréal offering 97 residential condominiums and commercial spaces.

Time Warner Inc.

Acted for Time Warner Inc. in an equity financing of Vemba Corporation.

Bulletin

Rewards Programs May Be Covered by Québec Consumer Protection Legislation

Mar. 06, 2017 - On February 22, 2017, Bill 791: An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act in order to regulate rewards program contracts (Proposed Amendment) was introduced as a private member’s bill in the Québec National Assembly. The Proposed Amendment extends the scope of the Québec Consumer...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Québec

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Technology Law

Lexology Client Choice Awards 2015—Winner (Franchising)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Life Sciences; Who’s Who Legal: Life Science—Transactional

Federation CJA, Gertrude & Henry Plotnick Young Leadership award—Winner

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1998

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB (Gold Medallist), 1997
McGill University, BComm, 1993

Professional Affiliations

International Bar Association

Board Memberships

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Canada), National Board Member
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, trustee

Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, former vice-chair
American Bar Association, Private Equity Committee, former chair
Federation CJA, former Board member, secretary and Governance Committee chair
Federation CJA, Lead Gifts and Major Gifts Committees
Jewish Chamber of Commerce, former chair
Juvenile Diabètes Research Foundation, Lead Gifts Committee, DIA-BEAT-IT Gala Committee
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation, Governance Committee

Teaching Engagements

Justin has lectured on venture capital at McGill University Faculty of Law.