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.
Canopy Growth Corporation
Acted for Canopy Growth Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc., a leading producer of sports nutrition products.
Acted for XCCommerce Inc., a software development and implementation company that specializes in retail-specific solutions, in its sale to Otimo Retail Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Québec
The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Mid-Market
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
Federation CJA, Gertrude & Henry Plotnick Young Leadership award—Winner