Known for his practical advice and insightful solutions, Robert brings a broad and deep knowledge of business and transactions to his clients’ matters.
He has a diverse practice and advises across a wide range of business activity. Clients rely on Robert’s expertise, efficiency and responsiveness for their large and complex mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters. Robert acts for companies of all sizes, in Canada and abroad; they include Canada-wide retailers and real estate companies, as well as manufacturers and wholesalers.
Public companies and their shareholders regularly consult Robert for guidance on corporate governance. Highly regarded as an adviser on family and estate planning issues, he frequently acts for individuals, trusts and charitable institutions.
Robert is a director of Reitmans (Canada) Limited and is involved in a number of charities, including as chair, Corporate Gifts, for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala.
Reitmans (Canada) Limited
Acting for Reitmans (Canada) Limited, a TSX-listed clothing retailer with approximately 600 stores across Canada operating under five different banners (Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity and RW&CO), in its restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
Minority shareholders of Recochem Inc.
Provided tax and corporate advice to Canadian and U.S. minority shareholders as well as option holders of Recochem Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, regarding a restructuring of the group in connection with its acquisition of Adam's Polishes, LLC based in Colorado.
The Shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp.
Acted for the shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp. in the sale of its shares to Equitable Bank.
Advantech Wireless Inc.
Acted for Advantech Wireless Inc., a leading wireless broadband communications solutions provider, in the sale of its radio frequency, terrestrial microwave and antenna equipment divisions to a subsidiary of Baylin Technologies Inc., a TSX-listed company.
Canadian Technical Tape Ltd.
Acted for Canadian Technical Tape Ltd. in connection with its acquisition by Intertape Polymer Group Inc., a TSX-listed company.
Redbourne Realty Fund IV
Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund IV in connection with the formation of a $75-million private equity real estate fund.
Redbourne 1801 McGill Properties Inc.
Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund II in connection with the sale of its interest in a downtown Montréal office building to Canada Post Corporation Pension Fund.
Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P.
Acted for Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P., in connection with the sale of the iconic Birks building located in downtown Montréal.
Redbourne Realty Fund III Inc.
Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund III Inc. in connection with its acquisition of two office buildings located in Markham, Ontario, owned by Dream Office L.P.
Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc.
Acted for Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc. and Redbourne Redvest Properties Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of four properties in downtown Montréal to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lexology Client Choice Awards 2015—Winner (General Corporate)
Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Mergers and Acquisitions; Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance—Mergers and Acquisitions
Expert Guides—Real Estate